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Future Proof Careers Podcast

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Future Proof Careers is for those just starting out in the world of work. In each episode, we focus on a hot career topic and blow it wide open with real, honest advice from our QA apprentices, alumni and a range of career experts.

Future Proof Careers Welcome to Future Proof Careers podcast. No matter what sort of job you’re dreaming of, there’s a lot to think about when you’re just starting your career. What happens when you need experience to get experience? How do you figure out the right career for you? Is university really the best choice? The Future Proof Careers podcast is for those just starting out in the world of work. We look at today’s job market, raise important career questions and help young people “future-proof” their careers – setting themselves up now for future career success. In each episode, we focus on a hot career topic and blow it wide open with real, honest advice from our QA apprentices, alumni and a range of career experts. Have a question you’d like answered in an upcoming episode? Ask us via Twitter @QAApprentices! Podcast by QA Apprenticeships. Written & Produced by Red Apple Creative

  • Episode 3: Healthy minds @ work: Top advice from mental-health expert and QA Alumna
    by QA Apprenticeships on July 11, 2019 at 1:43 pm

    Did you know 1 in 6.8 people experience mental health challenges at work? Mental health issues like stress, anxiety and depression can take a big toll – and when you’re holding down a job at the same time, it can seem overwhelming. For our third episode, we’ve sat down with Caroline Vanessa to get real about mental health, overcoming challenges and stigma, and how to approach your manager and colleagues if you find yourself feeling “not okay” at work.

  • Episode 2: Rock your next job interview: Top tips from Dan Farrar at Visa
    by QA Apprenticeships on April 4, 2019 at 5:00 am

    Dan Farrar, Next Generation Talent Manager at Visa Europe and early careers expert extraordinaire, sits down with us to share his best advice on how young job-seekers can catch a hiring manager’s attention – and after seeing thousands of applications, he really knows his stuff. So, whether you’re struggling with your CV, have your interview coming up or you’re dreading that tricky question: “What’s your biggest weakness?” be sure to tune in!

  • Episode 1: Choosing your first employer – are you missing the big picture?
    by QA Apprenticeships on January 25, 2019 at 6:00 am

    People generally aspire to work for big, established corporations or popular, up-and-coming brands – Google, Apple, IBM, Intel, Facebook. In today’s world, geeky has turned chic and everyone wants a spot at the ‘cool table’.   But what is the most rewarding and stimulating work environment for people at the beginning of their career?   In this episode we speak with Angel Sequeira, IT security specialist at Nomura, Amar Rai who is an Enterprise System Engineer at Cisco and Asher Newbigging, Software Developer at Tangent.   All our guests today are alumni of QA Apprenticeships.   If you have any questions you would like answered in our upcoming episodes, you can ask them via Twitter @QAAprentices. Host: Luke Roberts @LukeRobertsTV Podcast by QA Apprenticeships Written & Produced by Red Apple Creative @RedAppleTweets

  • Trailer: Welcome to Future Proof Careers
    by QA Apprenticeships on January 24, 2019 at 10:27 am

    Welcome to The Future Proof Podcast, well the trailer actually. What is The Future Proof Podcast podcast you may be asking? Well, this is the podcast that dedicates itself to assessing today’s job market, while raising the essential questions that everyone should ask to ensure themselves a ‘Future Proof’ career. This podcast is brought to you by QA Apprenticeships. Be first in line to listen to each episode as soon as they drop, by clicking subscribing to the show now. If you have any questions you would like answered in our upcoming episodes, you can ask them via twitter @QAAprentices. Host: Luke Roberts. @LukeRobertsTV