July 2021 - The Speakers Lounge: Information. Inspiration

We have a variety of Online Speakers funded by Barclays that your clients can access this July so please get in touch with our Employment & Skills Team ess@positive-steps.org.uk . Sessions are aimed at all clients so if they are seeking a career change, knowledge of a sector or socially excluded get in touch.

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The Speakers Lounge Presents - 

Nick Johnston- Sports Journalist , Broadcaster, MC and PR Consultant.

Nick Johnston

 

When

Monday, July 5, 2021

10:00 – 11:00

About this event

Nick Johnson has  extensive broadcasting experience, both on TV and radio, working for various leading organisations including Sky Sports. As an author, he has written a number of books and contributed to several others.

He is the only journalist in the country involved in writing, broadcasting and video journalism at a national level. He has been working on a freelance basis since 1998 and has a wide range of experience in various forms of media. He has written for most of the national newspapers in the UK and penned articles for various magazines, including a number of foreign publications. He also act as a correspondent for one of the world’s largest international news agencies, Reuters, which serves 130 countries.

 

 

 

 

 

 Pennine Accounting

 

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When

Monday, July 5, 2021

11:00 – 12:00

About this event

Do you want to know more about accounts ? Interested in a Career in accounts ? then this session is for you.

 

Established accounting services practice situated on the outskirts of Greater Manchester and close to the border between East Lancashire and West Yorkshire.

Our flexible accounting and bookkeeping services will enable good decision making, better control, increased confidence and profitability. Our payroll has optional employee management and administration, and auto-enrolment administration.

 

 

 
 
Hunt Thermal Technologies

 

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When

Monday, July  5, 2021

13:00 – 14:00

About this event

Fieldings Porter Solicitors are a long established firm providing a range of legal services and we have offices in Bolton Town Centre and Manchester City Centre.  Find out more about our Firm History. We offer the full range of legal services for companies and individuals. 

Emma Savage, todays speaker will introduce you to the firm , speak of her carrer and also give an insight into making it as a career within the legal services.

 

 

 

 
 

 

Fieldings Porter

 

Fieldings Porter

When

Monday, July  5, 2021

14:00 – 15:00

About this event

Emma Savage gives an insight talk into a Career in Law at Fieldings Porter

In a world where increasingly it is becoming harder to know who to go to help you out with your issue or problem, Fieldings Porter has experienced and expert lawyers who are approachable and able to understand what needs to be done to obtain the result you need. The Lexcel and other accreditations achieved by the Firm show the abilities and qualities of our staff. We have legal aid contracts in Crime, Family and Housing. The accreditations by individual lawyers show their expertise in their field.

Royal Air Force

 

 

 RAF

 When

Tuesday, July 6, 2021

10:00 – 11:00

About this event

Tony Davenport from the Royal Air Force gives an insight into working for the Royal Airforce and pathways into the service https://www.raf.mod.uk/recruitment

This session is open to all seeking a career in the forces. Any role in civilian life is mirrored in the RAF. Great career, great pay and fab training and development

 

Prof Niroshini Nirmalan

 

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When

Tuesday, July 6 , 2021

11:00 – 12:00

About this event

Graduated from the Faculty of Medicine, Colombo, Sri Lanka in 1991 where she was appointed Lecturer in Parasitology. Following here MSc and PhD at the University of Salford, Manchester, she did my postdoctoral training in Prof. John Hyde’s laboratory at the University of Manchester, Institute of Science and Technology (UMIST). She went on to work as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Manchester Interdisciplinary Biocenter (MIB, University of Manchester) and her research led to the first annotated 2D proteomic maps for the malarial parasite Plasmodium falciparum and the development of a novel heavy isoleucine-based quantitative proteomic methodology to investigate the malarial proteome. She was appointed Senior Scientist at the Cancer Research UK Clinical Center at St James’s Hospital, University of Leeds in 2007, where she worked on developing a novel label-free quantitative proteomics methodology to investigate formalin-fixed tissue archives. She took up her current role as Senior Lecturer at the University of Salford in April 2010.

De Paul - Homeless Charity

Depaul

 

When

Tuesday, July 6 , 2021

13:00 – 14:00

About this event

Workshop on making safe and informed choices – touches on benefits, homelessness services and ‘hidden homelessness’ 

 
BBC Radio 2 OJ Borg

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When

Tuesday, July 6, 2021

14:00 – 15:00

About this event

OJ is currently the presenter of BBC Radio 2's weekday overnight programme from 12 midnight to 3am. He has previously deputised for Janice Long Alex Lester and Steve Wright.

OJ also co-owns his own production company - MegaCityDigital - through which he produces and hosts a cycling podcast and an MMA podcast for the BBC, directed and presented '100 things to do on your bike' for the Bike Channel and produced social media content for the esports awards.

Previously OJ presented BBC Radio 5 Live's cycling show BeSpoke

For two years he was the presenter of The Hometime show on Key 103, before that he co-hosted the drivetime programme on Kerrang Radio with Kate Lawler.

In 2007 OJ presented The Saturday Breakfast Show on Xfm South Wales before the station was sold and renamed Nation Radio. In his early career he co-hosted the breakfast show on 96.2 The Revolution.

From 2016-2017 he also presented Rock 'N' Roll Football on Absolute Radio.

In August 2018, OJ covered the Radio 2 drivetime Show with Angela Scanlon In December 2020, he covered the Saturday breakfast show on Boxing Day from 8-10.

 

 

 

The Army 

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When

Wednesday, July 7 , 2021

10:00 – 11:00

About this event

Joining the British Army is more than just a career, it's a lifestyle. We are joined by a serving soldier who will talk through the range of opportunities open to you as well as tips and pointers of how to succeed.

https://apply.army.mod.uk/

 
 Pure Innovations

Pure Innovations

When

Wednesday, July 7, 2021

11:00 – 12:00

About this event

Pure Innovations is a registered charity established in 2005, supporting people to create fulfilled lives with a sense of purpose and belonging.

The people we work with may face challenges due to disability or health related issues, however we aim to support people to live improved and independent lifestyles.

We work with people across Greater Manchester assisting individuals to positively contribute and become valid members within their local communities.

We provide a wide range of services promoting independence all with the aim of:

  • Raising Aspirations
  • Connecting with the Community
  • Improving Health and Wellbeing

 

 Avalon Park Care Home

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When

Wednesday, July 7, 2021

13:00 – 14:00 

About this event

A friendly, purpose-built care home on the edge of Oldham, Avalon Park has 60 beds and offers residential and residential memory care, for those living with dementia.


Home Manager Aimee Green will speak for us today on her working experience starting as cleaning and working her way up to now running the home as its Home Manager at Avalon Care Home. Tips on how to achieve your best and what it takes to work in the Care Sector.

 

 

Chanje Kundra , Performer , Playwriter and Poet

 

Chanje Kunda

 

When

Wednesday, July 7, 2021

14:00 – 15:00 

About this event

Chanje Kunda is a poet, playwright and performance artist. Her work explores 21st century life, and aims to use art as a tool to transform lives, shift consciousness and also bring joy to an otherwise serious and stressful modern existence. She works in the culture industry, across the literary, theatrical and live art sectors. 

She tours nationally and internationally. Poetry performance highlights include features at The Royal Albert Hall, London and the Calabash Literature Festival, Jamaica . During a 12 month artist residency in the Netherlands, she performed at festivals in Amsterdam, Rotterdam, Eindhoven and Groningen. Her poetry has also been published in literary magazine anthologies. She had a solo collection entitled ‘Amsterdam’ published by Crocus books.

As a performance artist she has presented work nationally and internationally, including at the Southbank, London 2016, The National Arts Festival of South Africa 2016, and the Harare International Festival of Arts, Zimbabwe 2017.  Solo theatre productions to date are ‘Blue Black Sister’ 2009 (Royal Exchange Theatre), ‘Amsterdam’ 2014 (Contact Theatre Commission), Superposition 2017 (The Lowry commission) and Plant Fetish (Home Mcr commission) 2019. Other international representation includes selection by the British Council for IETM conferences in Romania 2017 and Croatia 2019.

 

 

 

Buttress Architects

 

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When

Thursday, July 8 , 2021

10:00  – 11:00 

About this event

Buttress is a leading design studio providing architecture, urban design, interiors and conservation design services.

We’re thinkers as much as makers. Believe that architecture is as much about people as buildings, and that buildings should be shaped by their surroundings, their role and the people who’ll use them.

A community of specialists, people are at the heart of our business. We work with a wide variety of clients from commercial businesses, to cultural organisations, to individuals; and add value by bringing expertise and understanding. Making seemingly complex issues understandable and enjoyable.

 Code Computer Love

 Code

 

 

When

Thursday, July 8 22, 2021

11:00 – 12:00 

About this event

We make digital products and change organisations to benefit customers

Modern businesses need a new type of agency relationship. A relationship that looks at driving business outcomes by working hard together on the right things – the things your customers actually want.

A flexible relationship that can work across the business – challenging cultural norms and modernising customer experiences whilst enhancing internal skills and capabilities.

 
 Human Aid Appeal 

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When

Thursday, July 8, 2021

13:00  – 14:00 

About this event

Human Appeal is a non-profit organisation working across the globe to strengthen humanity’s fight against poverty, social injustice and natural disaster. Through the provision of immediate relief and the establishment of self-sustaining development programmes, we aim to invest in real, effective solutions.

We work year-round to establish healthcare, education, and livelihood programmes that pave the way for empowered, self-serving communities. We also provide food, medical aid, and disaster relief during emergencies, a critical intervention that saves lives.

Our skilled local teams are able to access some of the most hard-to-reach places in the world, at their most vulnerable of times.

 

Our history

Human Appeal was founded in a small flat in Manchester in 1991, and was slowly and diligently built from the ground up. In 2004, we registered as a company limited by guarantee, and we registered with the Charity Commission in 2014.

Since then, we’ve grown from a team of two students to a family of over 173 employees in the UK, 100 staff in our international country offices, and 887 volunteers, all of us united towards a common goal of a kinder, fairer world.

 

Our vision

To become the global agent of change for a just, caring, and sustainable world.

 

Our mission

We are a global humanitarian and development organisation. We save lives, alleviate poverty, transform and empower local communities whilst championing humanity, impartiality, neutrality, and independence.

 

Eurocamp - Travel and Tourism/leisure

eurocamp

When

Thursday, July 8, 2021

14:00  – 15:00 

About this event

Nicola Hathaway is todays speaker giving an insight into a career in Travel and Tourisum , what she has learnt along the way , an insight into what is needed to succeed and be successfull.

They build holidays around people. Not us. We’ve 150 parcs in wonderful locations throughout Europe, each offering its own unique recipe of active adventures, peaceful moments and soothing treats. The mix is different, but the promise is the same: holidays the way you want them.

 

 

Greater Manchester Police 

GMP

When

Friday, July 9, 2021

10:00 – 11:00

About this event

Tony Lawton gives an insight into a Career within the Greater Manchester Police

We’re here to serve all the communities across Greater Manchester. It’s a big job but satisfying – and it offers a variety of equally satisfying, and exciting career opportunities.

These opportunities cross a range of roles, from police officers through to non-uniformed support staff and volunteers. Each role is essential to helping us serve our diverse communities. Each provides an opportunity for a real career, providing real policing – by people like you.

 

 

NHS Dentist - Lauren Colne

nhs dentist

 

When

Friday, July 9, 2021

11:00  – 12:00 

About this event

 The profession concerned with the prevention and treatment of oral disease, including diseases of the teeth and supporting structures and diseases of the soft tissues of the mouth.

 

Lauren Coune is todays speaker giving an insight into her Career so far and whats next in her role, hints and tips and how to succeed and apprentaships roles available within the NHS Dentistry Service.

 

Max Fini - Graduate Water Scientist @Aecom

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When

Friday, July 9, 2021

13:00  – 14:00 

About this event

Earth resources Engineer with strong commitment, work versatility as well as an ability to make decisions in a professional framework. Massimiliano constantly aims to improve the workplace environment as he believes teamwork is the key.
His main interests include river hydraulics, hydrogeology, hydrological risk assessment and water resources management.

 

Kooth - Ophelia Murphy Senior Engagment Lead

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When

Friday, July 9, 2021

14:00  – 15:00 

About this event

My chief ambition is to pursue a career that integrates my experience as a content creator and a supervisor with my wish to work for an organisation that helps people.

In particular, I am passionate about wanting to work with organisations that help people deal with mental health.
   

I am imaginative and have developed very high analytical, oral and written communication skills from my time in employment and at university.
 

 I work well both in teams and using initiative on my own. I excel at working under pressure to meet deadlines.

 
 

 

Positive Steps Kayleigh Shirreff -CV/Employability Tips and Techniques 

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 When

Tuesday, July 13, 2021

13:00 - 14:00

About this event

Positive Steps very own Careers Advisor Kayleigh Shirreff will teach you ; Why do we have CV’s? What makes a good CV, how much does an employer look at a CV – what are the top tips and things to include in a CV, what can we include for work experience – trigger words/language etc

Practical learning post activity will include  a  CV templates and work book so you can apply the learning and attempt your very own CV.

 

Positive Steps - Health and Wellbeing  - Wellbeing

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When

Wednesday, July 14, 2021

14:00 - 15:00

About this event

Introduction to stress where you experience it how you experience it and introduce fight or flight

  • Fight or Flight video
  • 5 ways of wellbeing
  • Ø Movement
  • Ø Learning something new
  • Ø Paying Attention
  • Ø Giving
  • Ø Learn
  • What do people like doing that supports them Interactive
  • What do you if you require further support?
 

 

Auto Trader 

 

When

Thursday 15th July, 2021

11:00  – 12:00 

About this event

Auto Trader exists to grow both its car buying audience and core advertising business. It will change how the UK shops for cars by providing the best online car buying experience, enabling all retailers to sell online. We aim to build stronger partnerships with our customers, use our voice and influence to drive more environmentally friendly vehicle choices and create an inclusive and more diverse culture.

Auto Trader is a 100% digital business. Starting life as a local classified magazine in 1977, we’ve grown and evolved alongside our customers. In 2013, we successfully completed the transition from a print title and became a fully digital marketplace. Our rich history gives us nearly 40 years of brand heritage and trust - unusual among online companies.

Looking to find out what careers they might have with this employer and what apprentaship's are available then this is the one for you .

 

Positive Steps - How to become a Volunteer

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When

Thursday, July 22, 2021

1:00 PM – 1:30 PM

About this event

Jenna Winstanley from Positive Steps give an introduction into Volunteering and how to get involved. Give back and feel good

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