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What do you actually do? - a podcast from Careers and Placements

What do you actually do is a podcast released every other week during term time.

Have you ever wondered what a particular job actually involves? Our podcast series What do you actually do? aims to answer that question.

What do you do all day? What skills do you need? How did you get the job? What advice do you have for students?

Get the answers to these questions along with career inspiration, top tips and insider knowledge every other week through term when Kate Morris asks our guest, ‘What do you actually do?’

Each podcast is accompanied by a blog post with a full transcript of the episode and useful links to help with your research. You'll find the blog link for each episode in the podcast description. 

Latest episode: Speech and Language Therapist (SLT)

We get a lot of questions about Speech and Language Therapy careers. It's a hugely rewarding area of work where you support and care for people of all ages who have difficulties with speech, language, communication, eating, drinking and swallowing.

York graduate Jess is a Speech and Language Therapist working with adults with learning disabilities. Find out about what she does each day and how she got there.

As always, full transcript and useful links can be found on our blog.

Jess's bio:

Jess graduated as a Speech and Language Therapist in 2019 and now works as an NHS Specialist Speech and Language Therapist in an Intensive Support Team for adults with learning disabilities. Jess is also a Speech and Language Therapist for the Down Syndrome Training and Support Service.

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Related pages

  • Explore your ideas - start here if you're struggling to work out what you want to do after you graduate.
  • Job sector pages - overview of how to get into some of the most popular career areas.
  • York Profiles and Mentors - find out what York graduates are doing, ask them questions and send mentoring requests.
  • Talk to usoverview of our appointments if you need to talk to someone face-to-face.