A pilot tells us about her job

Sarah Ambrose Airline pilot In our series of careers films and interviews, you’ll see lots of different people doing lots of different jobs – and maybe your dream career will be in there somewhere! Lots of kids dream about being a pilot, so maybe this one’s for you! We spoke to easyJet pilot Sarah to […]

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What does a coastguard do?

What’s the job? Coastguard. Who would I be working for? The UK’s Maritime & Coastguard Agency. What do they do? They’re responsible for preventing injuries and deaths on the coast and at sea, providing a 24-hour search and rescue service. What sort of work is involved? Most people will start as a coastguard watch assistant, […]

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What does a civil engineer do?

What’s the job? Civil engineer. Who would I be working for? Governments, large construction companies or smaller businesses, or you may even set up on your own once you’re experienced enough. What do they do? The word ‘civil’ means anything to do with a country and its people, but not including the military. So civil […]

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What does a respiratory physiologist do?

What’s the job? Respiratory physiologist. Who would I be working for? In England, the main healthcare employer is the NHS (National Health Service). Around the rest of the UK, it’s called NHS Scotland, NHS Wales, and HSC (Health and Social Care, the name for the NHS in Northern Ireland). There are also a number of […]

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What’s does a Journalist do?

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What’s the job? Journalist Who would I be working for? Local or national newspapers, magazines or websites. What do they do? Journalists write about national and global events, politics, sport, science, entertainment, and all of the other things that you read about in First News. Magazines or websites might specialise in a particular area, like […]

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What’s it like to be a Dance Supervisor?

What’s the job? Dance supervisor. Who would I be working for? Any theatre shows that have dance numbers in them. You could also work in TV, film or music. What do they do? The dance supervisor makes sure that all of the dancers in a scene are in the right places at the right time, […]

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What is it like to be a Followspot Operator?

What’s the job? Followspot Operator. Who would I be working for? Any of the theatres dotted around the UK, as well as outdoor theatres and touring productions. What do they do? They follow a member of the cast around the stage with a moveable spotlight, known as a followspot. What sort of work is involved? […]

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What does a Land Surveyor do?

What’s the job? Land surveyor. Who would I be working for? A wide range of businesses, such as surveyors, construction companies, consultants, utility companies (electricity, gas, water etc) and councils. What do they do? Land surveying involves gathering detailed information about an area before construction projects start, then using all of your data to produce […]

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What does an Associate Director do?

What’s the job? Associate Director. Who would I be working for? Anywhere that a director is needed, so it could be in a theatre or on a TV/film set. On really small productions there may not be a need for an associate director, so it’s usually bigger-budget shows that need one. What do they do? […]

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What is it like to be a Sound Engineer?

What’s the job? Sound Engineer Who would I be working for? In this role, you could be hired for a specific show, or part of the residential team in one of the thousand theatres we have in the UK. What do they do? It’s your job to make the audience hear the actors on stage […]

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What does a Racing Groom do?

What’s the job? Racing Groom. Who would I be working for? Any of the hundreds of racehorse trainers in the UK. What do they do? Grooms look after the horses in stables, making sure the animals are fed and watered, healthy and have a clean stable to sleep in. What sort of work is involved? […]

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