The speakers were: Umar Memon (chartered accountant, Jack Ross Chartered Accountants), Catherine Smyth (freelance journalist, Catherine Smyth Media), Craig Rogers (biomedical scientist, Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust), Faizal Musa (Learning and Development, Aldi stores/offices), Claire Holt (chemical engineer and Flashbang Science), Almas Memon (pharmacist, Boots Chemists) and Charlotte Scheffmann (Dean of HE, Accrington & Rossendale College).
All speakers had an interesting story to tell about their background, their studies and their career paths. Children heard how several of the speakers were the first in their family to have gone to university and others had initially started on a career which they later decided wasn't right for them. As can be seen from the list of speakers, there were several speakers from a scientific background but it was fascinating to see how their jobs differed.
The children had the chance to ask questions after each talk and some of which were quite challenging!
We would like to thank every one of the speakers for giving up their valuable time to provide our children with such a great insight into a varied selection of careers.