Jonty Bloom

 

Freelance Journalist
* DATE: Friday 1st May – 10am
* AGE GROUP: KS4 / S4 – 6
In this session Jonty shares insights into what qualifications and other qualities are needed in the world of work. What can help you stand in good stead for the future and what the future world of work might look like.

Jonty Bloom

I started work in the City at a large American bank while re-doing my A levels in evening classes. Then I spent 4 years at Keele University and in the last year worked on the Student pirate radio station. After that I joined a news service and from there after many failed applications joined the BBC in 1988. Since then I have travelled the world, reporting mainly on business and economics and won a few awards. For the last two years I have been the BBC’s Business Correspondent working mainly for radio. I live in South West London and my wife is also a business journalist at the BBC. I like running (very slowly) and cooking, I also volunteer to work at a local museum and was recently made a member of the College of Fellows at Keele University.