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Is a TV programme the reason you’re pursuing a certain role? According to a recent study by Rovva, over 70% of Gen Z (16-24-year-olds) admit to having considered a career after seeing it played out on the telly. Whilst TV tends to romanticise even the most strenuous of professions – saving a life isn’t as easy as bringing a defibrillator out as portrayed in Grey’s Anatomy – there’s nothing wrong with finding inspiration in the things you enjoy. So, what better way to make use of our brand new Work Experience resource than browsing the current placement opportunities to help make everyone’s favourite fictional careers your reality.

Emily in Paris

Photo: Stéphanie Branchu/Netflix
Photo: Stéphanie Branchu/Netflix

Parisian style? Check. Lavish parties? Check. Iconic brands? Check. Emily in Paris, Netflix’s binge-worthy show featuring an American navigating the French marketing industry, has likely inspired a whole host of young people to seek social media roles. Et voila: local sustainable haircare company Indie is looking for someone to help plan and create engaging social media content during the summer holidays. #ApplyNow

Ted Lasso

Photo: Apple TV
Photo: Apple TV

If Jason Sudeikis’ endearing portrayal of a football manager in Apple TV’s Ted Lasso has got you thinking about a career in sport (despite the very British verbal abuse his character endures), check out Sport4Kids. The structured work experience programme provides aspiring coaches with key communication, problem-solving and lesson planning skills.

Mad Men

Photo: Everett Collection
Photo: Everett Collection

“If you don’t like what they’re saying, change the conversation.” Set during the era that revolutionised advertising, we suspect Mad Men’s iconic Kodak Carousel, Heinz and Hershey’s campaign pitches have inspired many budding marketeers. See how your ideas can help personalised healthcare provider Dawn Bradley enhance its client’s lives.

Suits

Photo: USA Network/Shane Mahood/USA Network
Photo: USA Network/Shane Mahood/USA Network

Who wouldn’t want to work among the high-powered Harvey Specters, Michael Rosses and Rachel Zanes of the world? It’s no surprise then, that applications to study law at university are on the up. You see, unlike Suits where the main character blags his way into one of New York’s top legal firms, a degree is required to become a lawyer. Complete Womble Bond Dickinson’s virtual experience programme to set yourself on the right path.

Find more opportunities at the Bucks Skills Hub Work Experience area.

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