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Broadcaster James Wong and other industry leaders to attend Employability Day

November 2014

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Writtle College students will be gaining specialist advice, guidance and information about potential career opportunities this week.

A wide range of industry experts – including botanist and broadcaster James Wong – will be attending the College’s Employability Day on Tuesday 18 November.

As well as presenter and science writer James Wong, those attending the day include Matthias Baumann, an FEI (Fédération Equestre Internationale) veterinarian. He won a gold medal as part of the German Olympic team in eventing at the Seoul Olympics 1988 and now runs a veterinary and rehabilitation centre in Germany, as well as being an aqua treadmill specialist.

Professor Peter Williams, ex-president of the British Society of Animal Science and current Business Development Manager Biofuels at AB Agri, will be giving insight into his career, along with College alumnus Tim Goodman, who set up the Living Bar Company.

Lewis Farthing, from NatWest bank, will offer advice about starting up a business, and Clive Witcomb, from Colchester Zoo, who will talk about common CV mistakes.

There will also be representatives from Fix Up Ambassadors, Strutt and Parker, G’s Fresh, Waitrose, Sutton Seeds, Cornelius Group PLC, Edge Hotel School, North Essex Teacher Training and Southend West School Sport Partnership.

Others include a dog trainer; a McTimoney Animal Therapist and Lecturer; a New Product Development Brewing Technologist at Muntons; a professional rider and young horse producer; a Postgraduate Musculoskeletal Pathway Lead and Chartered Physiotherapist; and a Sport and Physical Activity Assistant.