Mascalls Alumni share experiences in ICT and media

Thank you to alumni members Jonathan Ives and Andrew Swann who came to speak to Mascalls Academy Sixth Form students recently about their career paths since leaving the school.

Jonathan informed students that after Mascalls Sixth Form he graduated from Sheffield Polytechnic with a BSC in Computer Studies and is now employed by the Oracle Corporation. He spoke about different job roles in the ICT business and also about the changes in technology, showing students pictures of the first computers that were in school; very different from those used today.

Andrew talked to students about his career pathway since leaving Mascalls; from his first media post to the different roles he has experienced within in radio and television working for the BBC, including as a TV Director.

Students were very interested with many remaining afterwards to ask further questions and gain more information about these different career areas and how they could access them.

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