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Former Downing Street adviser, Jimmy McLoughlin interviews top entrepreneurs about where they are creating jobs of the future presented in the form of a Prime Ministerial briefing.

Jimmy's Jobs of the Future Jimmy McLoughlin OBE

    • Business
    • 4.9 • 115 Ratings

Former Downing Street adviser, Jimmy McLoughlin interviews top entrepreneurs about where they are creating jobs of the future presented in the form of a Prime Ministerial briefing.

    How to grow a #1 charting podcast - 1 year anniversary special

    How to grow a #1 charting podcast - 1 year anniversary special

    Amazingly it's been a year since I first published Jimmy's Jobs of the Future - when my daughter hadn't yet learnt to walk and we were only allowed outside 1 hour a day.

    Since then we've reached the top 10 of Apple's Business Podcasts, charted #1 in careers, grown to a team of 4 and are allowed to go to concerts once again.

    But why did I start a podcast? How did we get to this stage? Where's it going?

    This episode is a deep dive into how I ended up starting this show, how I grew it to where it is now (by no means on my own!) as well as my thoughts on the future of the podcasting industry.

    This is a deeply personal episode and a fitting reflection on a whirlwind year that stretches from sleeping under the stars in an RV in Yosemite to bottle-feeding during interviews.

    As always you can find out more on our website or get in touch via hello@jobsofthefuture.co
    You can follow us on social media:
    Instagram: @Jimmysjobs
    Twitter: @Jimmysjobs
    And most importantly on LinkedIn

    • 24 min
    Peter Dowds - Elder - A start up for the older generation

    Peter Dowds - Elder - A start up for the older generation

    Earlier in this series, we looked at Bubble, a marketplace digitising trust to help fix a sector in dire need of innovation: childcare.

    This episode is looking at another marketplace but this time at the other end of the care spectrum, Elderly care, which is in equal need of a shakeup.

    With care homes dominating headlines over the past few weeks, this episode explores just exactly how Peter thinks the industry will change over the next ten years and what the government can do to build this particular sector back better.

    We also explore how businesses can help remove societal stigmas (in this case the stigmas around the role of carers) and the importance of framing old age in a positive way.

    As we mention in the introduction, our partners Octopus Ventures have created a report on the Future of Fertility tech, exploring the issues and emerging trends in this relatively new sector. You can find the full report on Octopus' website here: https://octopusventures.com/future-of-fertility/

    As always you can find out more on our website or get in touch via hello@jobsofthefuture.co
    You can follow us on social media:
    Instagram: @Jimmysjobs
    Twitter: @Jimmysjobs
    And most importantly on LinkedIn

    • 39 min
    Gavin Barwell - What does a Chief of Staff do?

    Gavin Barwell - What does a Chief of Staff do?

    This is the first in a new type of episode for Jimmy's Jobs of the Future - instead of exploring an entrepreneur or a business,  we're looking at specific jobs and asking leading people in that field just exactly what it entails.

    There is an increasing trend in entrepreneurship and business of the title "Chief of Staff".

    It's even been mentioned a few times on this show, with Salima Vellani from KBox Global starting off her career as one and Alex Stephany from Beam currently hiring for one.

    Today's guest is Gavin Barwell who has been the highest-profile chief of staff in the country - first introduced by Tony Blair in 1996, the Prime Minister's Chief of Staff has become a big feature of British politics and Gavin was one of the longest-serving in recent memory under the premiership of Theresa May.

    We hear about just how he landed that job, why you need a swiss army knife skillset and what business could learn from the role.

    Since leaving Number 10, Gavin has written a book called Chief of Staff, which we discuss in the episode. It's available in many places but we'd like to point you towards bookshop.org to support local bookshops near you.

    You can find out more on our website or get in touch via hello@jobsofthefuture.co
    You can follow us on social media:
    Instagram: @Jimmysjobs
    Twitter: @Jimmysjobs
    And most importantly on LinkedIn

    • 53 min
    Pooja Sikka - Octopus Ventures - The Future of Femtech

    Pooja Sikka - Octopus Ventures - The Future of Femtech

     Today's episode is special for two reasons- firstly it's one of the first we've recorded in person a long time.
    But this is also our second in the series organised with our partners: Octopus- who back the entrepreneurs of the future. 

    And there are one better who exemplify that than today's guest Pooja Sikka.
     Pooja is a still practising GP, founder in her own right and is a partner at Octopus Ventures heading up their health tech investment wing- and its this latter hat she’ll mostly be wearing as she speaks to us today.
    Octopus are producing a report in the emerging market of FemTech- technology designed around the improvement of women's health.
     And that forms a large part of today’s discussion-  female founders attracting VC investment is a recongised problem, but FemTech is an area that's traditionally been overlooked and undervalued despite the size of markets.
     We talk about Pooja’s fascinating career and how she brings together knowledge of health, entrepreneurship and finance.
     But first, we start in a topsy turvy way- bringing a question we usually save to the end right to the start.....

    You can find out more on our website or get in touch via hello@jobsofthefuture.co
    You can follow us on social media:
    Instagram: @Jimmysjobs
    Twitter: @Jimmysjobs
    And most importantly on LinkedIn

    • 41 min
    Ari Last - Bubble - Tackling the childcare challenge

    Ari Last - Bubble - Tackling the childcare challenge

    This week's guest is Ari Last, founder of the on-demand childcare app Bubble.

    Bubble was actually integral to the early days of this show- being able to book a carer quickly allowed me to record this show during my daughter's nap times and get it off the ground.

    Childcare is in what Ari terms 'systemic failure' and in this episode, we discuss how it can be solved: from how the pandemic has changed attitudes in parenting to employers understanding childcare as a serious issue for their employees.

    We also talk about trust- crucial for any form of childcare- and you'll hear exactly how Bubble is addressing this problem through a digital-first experience. 

    With jobs of the future, and arguably an industry of the future, this is a cracking episode on a complex and interesting topic.

    Ari, incidentally, also has a degree in broadcast journalism- in other words, far more qualified than me to host a podcast.

    • 47 min
    Simon Rogerson - Octopus Group - The importance of culture Part 2

    Simon Rogerson - Octopus Group - The importance of culture Part 2

    This is the second part of our interview with Octopus co-founder Simon Rogerson.

    If you haven't listened to it already, do check out the first half which is quickly becoming one of our most downloaded episodes yet.

    In this episode, we talk about how Octopus grew and how you maintain an entrepreneurial culture as a business grows from 0 employees to over 750.

    Keeping that special disruption and entrepreneurial nature that Octopus is so well known for has been no mean feat over 20 years but especially during the pandemic.

    Listen on to find out what exactly Simon means by 'the Amazon of Energy" as well as a new feature at the end of the episode.

    You can find out more on our website or get in touch via hello@jobsofthefuture.co
    You can follow us on social media:
    Instagram: @Jimmysjobs
    Twitter: @Jimmysjobs
    And most importantly on LinkedIn

    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
115 Ratings

115 Ratings

lazzazaz ,

Refreshing take on entrepreneurial stories

Asking about the future, not the past, is a great way to explore business

M1tty123 ,

My go to podcast

This has become my go to podcast over the past year. Fantastic guests, a excellent host in Jimmy and a really digestible format - what more could you want?! Highly recommended!

Charles Fletcher ,

Really interesting business insights

A really top notch podcast filling a gap in the market to hear from some of the UK's brightest and best entrepreneurs.

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