Essex 2020 to host a unique online STEAM careers day

Essex 2020: Talent >> Forward is a unique, interactive careers event sponsored by City Fibre. Find out how your creativity and curiosity can lead to a dream career in science, technology or engineering.

Taking place on 28th October, Talent >> Forward will give 14-25 year olds from the county an opportunity to have honest and inspiring conversations about the current and future world of work – with industry professionals in science, technology, engineering, the arts and mathematics.

Presentations and talks across the day include local industry professionals from:

LEONARDO >> MICROSOFT >> INTO GAMES >> HAYNARD LTD >> SOUTH ESSEX COLLEGE >> NATWEST >> CREATIVE CO-OP >> CITY FIBRE >> FOCAL POINT GALLERY >> AMAZON >> TELEDYNE E2V >> NHS >> GLOBAL MARINE GROUP >> GHSCIENTIFIC

What’s on?

SESSION ONE (Professionals Playlist)10am – 10:30am

A Zoom and Facebook livestream of pre-recorded videos and presentations from industry professionals from:
LEONARDO >> NHS >> GLOBAL MARINE GROUP >> CREATIVE CO-OP.

Choose which speakers spark your imagination and tune in from your phone or laptop.
This session will be open to all via livestream and recorded for inclusion on Essex 2020 website, aimed at 14-25 year olds.


SESSION TWO (Industry Q&As) – 10:45am – 2pm

Your chance to ask questions of professionals from 5 different industries in a smaller, exclusive Zoom session.

These sessions, intended for 14-25yr-olds, will not be recorded or streamed.

  • 10:45 – 11:10 – Technology with Teledyne e2v
  • 11:30 – 11:55 – Telecomms Engineering with City Fibre
  • 12:10 – 12:35 – Games Design with Into Games
  • 12:50 – 13:15 – Digital Business with Amazon
  • 13:30 – 13:55 – Sustainability and Environment with Haynard Ltd

SESSION THREE (Careers Roundtable) – 2:30 – 3:30pm

What are the skills of the future, and what are the jobs that don’t yet exist?

A facilitated discussion and Q&A with a panel of special guests.

  • Aideen Sadler – City Manager (Southend), City Fibre
  • Rebecca Brindle – Digital Lead, Natwest
  • Glen Robinson – National Technology Officer, Microsoft
  • Karly Withers – Curriculum Manager (Animal Care & Science), South Essex College
  • Hayley Dixon – Deputy Director, Focal Point Gallery
  • Dr. Hephzi Tagoe – Research Scientist, GhScientific
  • Dr. Ole Kock – Product Development Manager (Space and Quantum), Teledyne e2v

Click the button below to register for your chosen sessions via Eventbrite.




This Essex 2020 event is facilitated by always possible, in collaboration with Tech East, The Careers & Enterprise Company, STEM Ambassadors and People On Work.