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Career Insight: Cake Designer / Decorator In a nutshell, what do you do? I design and create special occasion and novelty cakes, for weddings, christenings, children’s parties and corporate events – from multi-tier traditional cakes, to custom 3-D cakes, novelty cup-cakes and character cake-pops. Why did you decide to become a cake decorator? It’s a hobby […]
Career Insight: G.P. / Family Doctor In a nutshell, what do you do? In a typical day I’ll spend about 6 – 7 hours seeing patients: listening, examining, diagnosing, prescribing, investigating, advising or otherwise problem-solving. The other 3 – 4 hrs is spent on the administrative side: writing referral letters, dealing with results, completing forms, writing […]
Career Insight: High School Teacher (Maths/Science) In a nutshell, what do you do? I teach maths and science. Easy. Why did you decide to become a High School Maths / Science Teacher? I didn’t initially. I was originally studying Biomedical Engineering, with the hope to go into that field and do some great research and […]
Career Insight: Computer Programmer / Senior Database Developer In a nutshell, what do you do? In my current role I develop mapping software, writing software that allows companies to view assets, infrastructure or anything else on a map, generally for purposes of planning or to aid field crews. My day to day work involves writing […]
Career Insight: Library Services Advisor In a nutshell, what do you do? I staff an enquiries desk to deal with all sorts of questions and carry out IT troubleshooting. I also answer email enquiries (we have a lot of part-time and distance learning courses, as well as collaborative partners across the world), and I demonstrate […]
Career Insight: Teacher Development Mentor (International Development) First off, why did you decide to become a Teacher Development Mentor? I love teaching, I think it’s something I’m very good at, and I felt education was something I felt passionate enough about to want to dedicate myself too. From the international development perspective, working in many […]