26 episodes

The A to Z of life after school! The Art teacher formally known as Miss Willis is on a mission to catch up with former students to see what career paths they have taken and what advice they would give their 14 year old self. All with the aim to open up the imagination for young people when it comes to life after school!

Astronaut to Zookeeper Elysia Willis

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The A to Z of life after school! The Art teacher formally known as Miss Willis is on a mission to catch up with former students to see what career paths they have taken and what advice they would give their 14 year old self. All with the aim to open up the imagination for young people when it comes to life after school!

    Interior Designer - Sarah Richards

    Interior Designer - Sarah Richards

    In this episode I chat to former student Sarah, who is a now an Interior Designer! We talk about how it's so important to listen to yourself and what really interests you, how she ended up designing for palaces in Dubai and about the time she knocked over a Tracey Emin painting!
    Remember, if you are interested in finding out more about what it takes to be an Interior Designer then head on over to our Instagram account @astrozookeeper where Sarah has kindly given us her follow up 3 pieces of advice!

    And of course, thanks to you for listening! 



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    Coach and Speaker - Ginny Radmall

    Coach and Speaker - Ginny Radmall

    In this episode I chat to former student Ginny, who is a now a Coach and Speaker! We talk about her route into this career, how important communication and authenticity is in today's world, and of course what she wanted to be when she was 5 years old!
    Remember, if you are interested in finding out more about what it takes to be a Coach and Speaker then head on over to our Instagram account @astrozookeeper where Ginny has kindly given us her follow up 3 pieces of advice!

    Find out more about Ginny's coaching company The Ivy Way:  www.theivyway.com

    And of course, thanks to you for listening! 
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    • 33 min
    Performing Arts Academy and Agency Owner - Caroline Boury

    Performing Arts Academy and Agency Owner - Caroline Boury

    In this episode I chat to former student Caroline, who is a Performing Arts Academy and Agency Owner! We talk about her route into this career, how important it is that all young people should have access to the Arts, and of course what she wanted to be when she was 5 years old!
    Remember, if you are interested in finding out more about what it takes to be a Performing Arts Academy and Agency Owner then head on over to our Instagram account @astrozookeeper where Caroline has kindly given us her follow up 3 pieces of advice!

    Find out more about The Boury Academy here:  www.thebouryacademy.co.uk

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    • 28 min
    Special Episode - A Conversation with Mae and Sam, Co Founders of ERIC

    Special Episode - A Conversation with Mae and Sam, Co Founders of ERIC

    To kickstart Season 3 of Astronaut to Zookeeper podcast, I had the pleasure of chatting with Mae Yip and Samantha Hornsby who are the Co Founders of ERIC - the exciting career & self-discovery platform for young people.

    ERIC is a hyper curated careers platform, enabling young people to get high quality careers advice on demand. Mae and Sam spend hours crawling the internet for the best career events, articles, podcasts (and yes, we are on it) & videos and showcase companies who are trying to reach Gen Z talent.

    We chat about their own career journeys and of course what they wanted to be when they were 5 years old!

    The official ERIC app will be launching this October but you can still gain early access to their sexy web version. Head over to www.meet-eric.com to sign up for free.
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    Teaching Assistant - Jerome Marshall

    Teaching Assistant - Jerome Marshall

    Welcome to Astronaut to Zookeeper Podcast where we aim to open up the imagination for young people when it comes to life after school.

    In this episode I catch up with former student Jerome who is now a  Teaching Assistant. We chat about the varied responsibilities of a TA , how young people best flourish, and of course the good days and the bad days being a teaching assistant.

    Remember if you are interested in finding out more about life as a Teaching Assistant then head on over to our Instagram account @astrozookeeper where Jerome has kindly given us his follow up 3 pieces of advice!
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    Gender Balance Coach - Stephanie Bevan

    Gender Balance Coach - Stephanie Bevan

    In this episode I chat to former student Stephanie, who is now a Gender Balance Coach for the Institute of Physics! We talk about the importance of gender balance in every profession, unconscious bias, role models and of course what she wanted to be when she was 5 years old!
    Remember, if you are interested in finding out more about what it takes to be a Gender Balance Coach then head on over to our Instagram account @astrozookeeper where Steph has kindly given us her follow up 3 pieces of advice! 

    And of course, thanks to you for listening! 
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    • 28 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

Lisswiss ,

Really enjoyable and interesting

A good length for teenagers and adults and the latest episode made me want to eat cake. I looked up Heidi's cake page as a result! Xx

Lauren - Surrey ,

My favourite podcast!

I absolutely love this podcast and feel like I’m getting to live a snippet of the various dream jobs I’ve fancied doing for myself over the years.

As a reluctant adult now I find them inspirational, so I can only imagine how valuable they would have been to me when I was younger and making those big life choices too. Highly recommended!

Slack Dad ,

Refreshing

In this world of noise a refreshingly honest idea, young people sharing their experiences of their transition from education into work. Listening with my daughter as she edges closer to that moment.

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