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Career Conversations

Career Conversations with Old Priorians

Discover what life can be like beyond St Benedict's as our Old Priorians discuss and reflect on their lives and careers since leaving the school.
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Episode 12: SEAN O'CONNELL (OP 11)

Sean O'Connell discusses a career in Psychology. Sean is the founder of Perform Ltd, a performance consultancy applying psychology to enable teams and individuals to achieve optimal performance. In July 2020, Sean was made a Committee Member of the London & Home Counties branch of the British Psychological Society. Sean is also a former professional rugby player.

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Episode 11: Mark Machado (OP 04)

Mark Machado (OP 04) discusses a career in Broadcasting. Mark is currently Head of Production for 11-29 Media, a podcast production company. Mark has worked for the BBC and has a wealth of experience hosting and producing a range of broadcasts from radio to podcasts. Mark is also the host of this podcast, Career Conversations with Old Priorians.

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Episode 10: Damian Sandys (OP 98)

Damian Sandys discusses a career in Theatre. Damian is a Theatre Director, he works on productions in the West End, UK and International Tours. Damian is also an Oxford graduate.

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Episode 9: Bruce Kirkcaldy (OP 04)

Bruce Kirkcaldy discusses a career in Finance and working in the City. Bruce works for Aegon, a financial services company which provides a piece of platform technology that allows financial advisers/wealth managers to make real-time investment decisions in one place.

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Episode 8: Katie Wilmot (OP 02)

Katie Wilmot discusses a career in Architecture. Katie is an architect and owner of Studio KEW. She also splits her time as a senior lecturer in Architecture and Interior Design at the University of Portsmouth.

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Episode 7: Myles Stringer (OP 06)

Myles Stringer discusses a career in Sport & Fitness, specifically as a Strength and Conditioning coach. Myles is the Head of Strength and Conditioning at St Benedict's School.

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Episode 6: Angela McHale (OP 87)

Angela McHale discusses a career in Acting and her work as a Communications Coach. Angela is an Actor, Voice-over Artist and a Communications Coach for businesses. Angela has worked in both television and theatre.

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Episode 5: Jonathan Patel (OP 02)

Jonathan Patel discusses a career in Law. Jonathan is a Former Solicitor. He now works as an Operations Executive for Aspiring Solicitors, an organisation which supports students and young people get into the Legal industry.

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Episode 4: Dr Fariah Khan (OP 02)

Dr Fariah Khan discusses a career in Medicine, working in healthcare during a global pandemic and the “American” vs “British” healthcare systems. Fariah is a GP but also has experience working for not-for-profit organisation that focused on Public Health in America. She is currently training to practise Psychiatry at Charing Cross.

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Episode 3: Alexander Stafford, MP (OP 05)

Alexander Stafford, MP, discusses his career in Politics and his newly-appointed role as MP for Rother Valley. Alex is a first-time MP and was elected to Rother Valley in December 2019. 

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Episode 2: Screenwriting with Karis Halsall (OP 05)

Karis Halsall discusses a career in Screenwriting for Television, Film and Theatre. Karis is predominantly a screenwriter for Television and Film, but she also works in Theatre.

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Episode 1: Professional Tennis with Dominic Inglot (OP 02)

Dominic Inglot discusses a career in Professional Tennis. Dominic is a GB Professional Tennis Player and David Cup Champion. He specialises in Doubles and has made the final of 26 ATP World Tours, winning 14. He is the current British no.4 in Doubles.

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