23 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

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 15 Ratings

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!

    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.
    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/atozpodcast)

    • 29 min
    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!
    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/atozpodcast)

    • 30 min
    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! 
    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/atozpodcast)

    • 28 min
    Entrepreneur and CoFounder of Original Flava - Craig McAnuff

    Entrepreneur and CoFounder of Original Flava - Craig McAnuff

    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 Craig, a man of many talents, he's a graphic designer and brand expert but  also an Entrepreneur, Co founder of the hugely successful Original Flava, best selling author with 500K+ Social Media followers and been in GQ magazine sporting a lovely jumper! We chat about how it all started in his Nan's kitchen and of course the good and the bad of being an Entrepreneur. 

    Remember if you are interested in finding out more about life as an Entrepreneur then head on over to our Instagram account @astrozookeeper where Craig has kindly given us his follow up 3 pieces of advice!

    Find out more about what Craig is up to:
    https://www.craigdean.co.uk/
    https://www.instagram.com/ORIGINALFLAVA/
    https://originalflava.com/

    And of course, thanks to you for listening! 
    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/atozpodcast)
    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/atozpodcast)

    • 29 min
    Accountant - Lydia Nartey

    Accountant - Lydia Nartey

    In this episode I chat to the always smiling Lydia who is now an Accountant and she hasn't got a boring bone in her body! We talk about her love of  problem solving, how she went from counting pennies to dealing with millions of pounds, and of course - the best day and worst day being an Accountant! 
    Remember, if you are interested in finding out more about what it takes to be an Accountant then head on over to our Instagram account @astrozookeeper where Lydia has kindly given us her follow up 3 pieces of advice! 

    And of course, thanks to you for listening! 
    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/atozpodcast)

    • 28 min
    Pet Care Company Owner - Jack D'Gama

    Pet Care Company Owner - Jack D'Gama

    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 Jack who is a Pet Care Company Owner! I chat to Jack about the responsibilities involved in caring for other people's pets , his views on dog breeding,  and of course, we discuss Jack's best and worst day being a Pet Care Company Owner!

    Remember if you are interested in finding out more about life as a Pet Care Company Owner then head on over to our Instagram account @astrozookeeper where Jack has kindly given us his follow up 3 pieces of advice! 

    And of course, thanks to you for listening! 
    Support the show (https://www.patreon.com/atozpodcast)

    • 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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