National Careers Week 2021


Next week is National Careers week Here at Bishop Milner we will be looking at “Pathways” look out for lots of information daily.
Speakers for Schools have brought together a huge array of live broadcasts each day from various people sharing their career pathways.

You can click on the links below to join the live broadcasts.

Here is next week’s full Live Broadcasts Schedule.


Mon 1st March 10-11am






Andrew Bernard, Director, National Careers Week & Director, Innovative Enterprise for KS 4-5/ S4-6 This week is National Careers Week (1st-6th March) and we are delighted to welcome Andrew ‘Bernie’ Bernard, a TEDx Speaker, Director of Innovative Enterprise and National Careers Week, Entrepreneur and Fellow of Professional Speaking Association. Bernie has, since 2006, worked with schools, businesses, charities, universities and colleges to help over 145,000 young people Bring the Future to Life through enterprise and careers workshops. Bernie will be sharing his story about becoming an accidental entrepreneur and will be answering your questions.
Mon 1st March 2-3pm




Nick Ross, Broadcaster and Former Crimewatch Presenter for KS 4-5/ S4-6


Nick was for many years one of Britain’s most-trusted broadcasters and is now a writer, non-executive director, conference moderator and campaigner for community safety and evidence-based public policy. He became a household name in the UK launching breakfast TV, Watchdog and Crimewatch. He has written and directed award-winning documentaries. He retired from full-time broadcasting in 2010 to focus on conferences and voluntary work but still contributes to radio and TV. Nick will be speaking about his career journey, crime and is looking forward to answering your questions.
Mon 1st March 5-6pm



Experience Nursing


Patrick Nyarumbu, Director of Strategy, People and Partnerships, Birmingham and Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust for KS 4-5/ S4-6

Speakers for Schools are delighted to welcome Executive Director of Strategy, People & Partnerships, Birmingham & Solihull Mental Health NHS Foundation Trust, Patrick Nyarumbu for an Experience Nursing Broadcast. Students will have the opportunity to hear from Patrick on their career to date, the skills and qualities needed for a career in Nursing as well as submit their own questions for Patrick.


Tues 2nd March 2-3pm






Pavita Cooper, Founder, More Difference for KS 4-5/ S4-6 Pavita is the founder of More Difference, a talent and career insight business that works with organisations and individuals to accelerate talent, Pavita is recognised as a leading talent and diversity expert; she has over 25 years’ experience as an executive talent leader across a range of multi-sector global blue-chip organisations, including Shell, Barclays and Lloyds Banking Group. Pavita has acted as an advisor to CEOs, executive teams and business leaders across sectors that include financial services, energy, consumer, professional services and luxury goods. Pavita will speaking about her career journey and is looking forward to answering your questions.
Tues 2nd March 5-6pm



Ella d’Amato, Chief Commercial & Partner Officer, Not on the High Street for KS3-5/ S1-6



Join us for a broadcast with Ella d’Amato, Chief Commercial & Marketing Officer, Not on the High Street. Ella was previously the CEO of Drum and is now responsible for making Not on the High Street the most attractive place to work, partner with and buy from. Ella will be talking about what makes a great product and will be providing advice for those who are interested in pursuing a career in marketing.
Wed 3rd March 10-11am



Kajal Odedra, UK Director, KS3-5/ S1-6 We are going to be joined by Kajal Odedra, a writer and activist, with over 13 years experience in the campaigns sector. As Executive Director for UK, the largest petition platform, she has grown the platform to over 19 million users in the UK. After identifying a diversity problem in the UK campaigns sector she founded the People of Colour in Campaigns network. She is on the board for Save The Children UK and Ada’s List. Kajal will be sharing her career journey and highlights and is looking forward to answering your questions.
Wed 3rd March 5-6pm






Jimmy Worrall, Founder and CEO, Leaders in Sport for KS 4-5/ S4-6 Join us for a live Broadcast with James Worrall, Founder and CEO of Leaders in Sport, a London based internationally focused conference, training and intelligence service for industry leaders in sport. Prior to starting Leaders James held various senior roles in sport with ENIC (owners of Vicenza, Basel, AEK Athens, Slavia Prague), Bristol City FC and the Football Association. James will be sharing his experiences with Leaders in Sport and discussing the importance of networking and building relationships.
Thurs 4th March 2-3pm



Mandisa Greene, President, Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons for KS3/ S1 – 3






Join us here for a broadcast with Mandisa Greene, President of the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons. She started her career working in a small animal practice in Scotland but moved to the West Midlands where she has worked both in general and emergency small animal practice. Mandisa is passionate about increasing diversity in Veterinary Medicine. Mandisa has worked for Harper Adams University as a lecturer in Veterinary Sciences educating both students and qualified veterinary nurses. Mandisa will be presenting on her journey to becoming President of RCVS and will be answering your questions about veterinary science and medicine.
Thurs 4th March 5-6pm




Nalan Dodgson, Director of Talent Acquisition, Burberry for KS 4-5/ S4-6



We are looking forward to welcoming Nalan Dodgson, Director of Talent Acquisition at Burberry. Before working at Burberry, Nalan was the Resourcing Manager at Harrods. Nalan will be sharing insights into her career and will be providing advice on how to stand out during the recruitment process.
Fri 5th March 10-11am







Katie Vanneck Smith, Co-Founder and Publisher, Tortoise Media for KS 4-5/ S4-6 We are looking forward to hosting a broadcast with Katie Vanneck-Smith, Co-founder and Publisher at Tortoise. Katie was President of The Wall Street Journal & Dow Jones , where she led the company to over 3m subscribers. She has previously worked at the Telegraph Media Group and The Times, where, as Chief Marketing Officer, she was the architect of the newspaper’s early move to paid digital subscriptions. She created the UK’s first news membership brand, Times+. She was named Pioneer of the Year at the British Media Awards. Katie will be sharing her pathway to success and reflecting on what she has learnt during her career. Katie will also be answering your questions.