What Do You Actually Do? Episode 48: Jo Auger, Management Consultant


Listen to this and all the previous episodes. Management consultancy is always a popular job area for our students, but do you actually know what the job is like? Today Kate chats to Jo Auger about what she does all day, the skills she uses, and the best and worst bits.Jo has been a Management … Continue reading What Do You Actually Do? Episode 48: Jo Auger, Management Consultant

What Do You Actually Do? Episode 47: Benji Merrison, Film and TV composer


Listen to this and all the previous episodes. Attention music students! In this episode Benji Merrison explains how he created a career for himself as a composer for film and television after graduating from York. He takes us through what his job is like day-to-day and how he got there. Benji Merrison is an award winning … Continue reading What Do You Actually Do? Episode 47: Benji Merrison, Film and TV composer

What Do You Actually Do? Episode 46: Heather Wilkinson, Aldi Graduate Area Manager Programme


Listen to this and all the previous episodes. The Aldi grad scheme has a reputation for being challenging, giving its grads a lot of responsibility and having great benefits. After 15 weeks on the scheme you'll be put in charge of a store and after a year you'll be an Area Manager. In this episode Heather Wilkinson … Continue reading What Do You Actually Do? Episode 46: Heather Wilkinson, Aldi Graduate Area Manager Programme

What Do You Actually Do? Episode 45: Will Simpson, Civil Service Fast Stream


Listen to this and all the previous episodes. https://open.spotify.com/episode/3B0Z0FXW0JtOLOXAn58ceb The Civil Service Fast Stream is one of the most popular grad schemes in the country and the Times Top 100 number 1 graduate employer. In this episode, Kate talks to Will Simpson, a current Fast Streamer, about what he actually does all day, the best and worst … Continue reading What Do You Actually Do? Episode 45: Will Simpson, Civil Service Fast Stream

What do you actually do? Episode 43: Alex Stewart-Moreno, Trainee Solicitor at Norton Rose Fulbright


Subscribe on your favourite platform now. https://open.spotify.com/episode/7AQ87OyyW2EOZkJcaImTdZ Alex graduated from York a couple of years ago. He studied Law and is now a trainee at Norton Rose Fulbright. He tells us about the reality of being a trainee, the best and worse bits, and what it’s like doing your training from home during a pandemic. … Continue reading What do you actually do? Episode 43: Alex Stewart-Moreno, Trainee Solicitor at Norton Rose Fulbright

What do you actually do? Episode 42: Dan Rutstein, making a portfolio career work


Subscribe on your favourite platform now. https://open.spotify.com/episode/2xIe9MlICI9bibsQO7MiDA Our guest today is Dan Rutstein, whose career history is proof that you definitely don’t have to pick one job and stick to it. Dan graduated from York and his career (so far) has included journalism, diplomacy, consultancy and podcasting. Kate and Dan talk about taking opportunities, transferable … Continue reading What do you actually do? Episode 42: Dan Rutstein, making a portfolio career work

What do you actually do? Episode 41: Alice Yevko, Trainee Chartered Accountant


Subscribe on your favourite platform now. https://open.spotify.com/episode/40ZFLgZ2ZI29aYmGm9rV7F When you’re looking for your first job after graduation it can sometimes feel like you’re picking a career for life, but that’s far from true. In this episode we chat to York grad Alice who started working in the heritage sector before switching to accounting.Alice is a year … Continue reading What do you actually do? Episode 41: Alice Yevko, Trainee Chartered Accountant

What do you actually do? Episode 40: Paul Backhouse, Head of the Historic England Archive


Subscribe on your favourite platform now. We’re back for a new season! In this episode Kate talks to Paul Backhouse, Head of the Historic England Archive. They cover tech skills in museums, imposter syndrome, the pandemic and a lot more. Paul is an archaeologist at heart, whose accidental career has spanned roles in graphics, publications, … Continue reading What do you actually do? Episode 40: Paul Backhouse, Head of the Historic England Archive

What do you actually do!? Episode 39: Alison Critchley, Technology Delivery Manager, Co-op


Subscribe on your favourite platform now. https://open.spotify.com/episode/06oh76IT84eadmfBOdAL6V After graduating from York in 2011, Alison started her working life in account management before taking a short career break to figure out what she actually wanted to do. She now works for the Co-op's start up Health business in Manchester as a Technology Delivery Manager but has … Continue reading What do you actually do!? Episode 39: Alison Critchley, Technology Delivery Manager, Co-op