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BBC Careers Day

We were delighted to welcome the The BBC 100: Share your Story education project to St John Fisher on Thursday 12th January.

The aim of this project is to inspire young people to achieve their career goals and help realise their ambitions.

Our students attended sessions led by a panel of guests. This was delivered in partnership with local BBC radio stations.

We were lucky enough to have two past students of St John Fisher on our panel. Ross Fiddes who is a TV presenter for the BBC Sport and Viaplay Sports and Jacob Tomlinson who is a TV presenter for BBC Look North. They were joined by Scott Briggs, a Knaresborough based Graphics Designer and Nicole aka ‘NikNak’ who is a DJ/Musician/Composer from Leeds.

The BBC panel were sensational and their careers sessions were extremely captivating. They highlighted the range of career opportunities in storytelling at the BBC and the creative industries, both locally and across the UK, including the BBC’s new talent schemes and apprenticeships. 

Ross Fiddes, TV presenter and past pupil at St John Fisher said,  

It was a real honour and privilege to return to St. John Fisher as part of the BBC Bitesize Careers Schools Tour in a bid to inspire students about their futures.

Having worked my way up the ladder in broadcast television to now presenting for BBC Sport and Viaplay Sports, it was great to share my career journey with the students.

Alongside me on the panel was a variety of industry professionals who also shared their journeys; from a graphic designer in Knaresborough to a music composer from Leeds, to another former student now working at BBC Look North.

 In true St. John Fisher style, the students were exceptionally well-mannered, attentive and engaging. It hasn’t changed a bit and I loved being back on home turf.”

Our students were certainly inspired by these sessions. They gave them the chance to carefully consider the options out there for their future careers.

Click  on the link below to access the BBC Bitesize website for information about careers shared with students during this event.

Careers - BBC Bitesize