How to go to Work
Young People

Meet the Creative Industries: How to Go to Work

Part of the Creative Job Studio

Thu 13 Feb 2020
17.00 - 18.30
New Wing

‘How to Go to Work - the honest advice no one tells you at the start of your career’ by Lucy Clayton and Steven Haines.

February's Meet the Creative Industries drop-in is partnering with Penguin books and its newly published ‘How to Go to Work’ by Lucy Clayton and Steven Haines.

Your first job. It's a daunting prospect isn't it? But it doesn't need to be.
Whether you are on your first Saturday shift, about to start an apprenticeship or climbing the leadership ladder, this is your indispensable guide to surviving and thriving at work.

In this insightful, informative and funny book, founding CEO Lucy Clayton and education policy advisor Steven Haines show us what really matters and how to make the best beginning. From dealing with your mistakes to celebrating your successes, from making an impression on day one to building your resilience and protecting your values - How to Go to Work is packed full of all the vital advice you need to jump-start your fledgling career. Drawing on the collective wisdom of CEOs. creatives, scientists, activists and professionals in every industry, this is all you need to know about how to go to work.

During this dynamic event, you will gain insight and chat face to face with creative professionals working across various practices who feature in the book, hear about their creative journeys, learn how they juggled their creative projects and commercial client’s needs, make connections, exchange ideas with peers, seek advice and tips for your own future career ambitions, and leave inspired!


Patrick Grant, Director & Creative Director - Norton & Sons, Community Clothing & E.Tautz (and former timber yard labourer) 

Elizabeth Taylor Chief Executive of ERSA (and former hairwasher)

William Smalley, RIBA Architect (and former newspaper deliverer) 

Kathleen Saxton, Founder & CEO  The Lighthouse Company (and former ice cream server) 

Shane Connolly, Founder & Creative Director Shane Connolly (and former research psychologist) 

Marcus Lyon, Artist (and former Jackeroo) 

Bruce Daisley, former Vice President of Europe, Middle East and Africa at Twitter and host of the business podcast, Eat Sleep Work Repeat

Susan Daniels, CEO, National Deaf Children's Society

Sam Friedman, Assistant Professor in Sociology at the London School of Economics and Political Science 

Martina O'Sullivan, Penguin

Simon and Andrew Salter, founders Salter Brothers

Antonia Belcher, Founding LLP Member/Partner, MHBC LLP

Sam Taylor, Owner, Max Minerva's Marvellous Books

Francesca Danmole, Senior Policy and Campaigns Officer, British Youth Council

David Ruebain, Chief Executive of the Conservatoire for Dance and Drama and Visiting Professor of Law at Birkbeck,University of London

About the speakers

Steven Haines is a campaigner for social change. He began his career in UK Government, working on widening access to education for disabled children. He is now Executive Director for Policy and Campaigns at the National Deaf Children's Society. He was the Global Campaign Mobilisation Director at Save the Children International supporting campaigners in 120 countries to reduce the rates of pregnant mothers and their babies dying in childbirth. He has worked as an advisor to the Government of Rwanda where he helped put in place a programme to train the next generation of civil servants and during 2015 was a Special Advisor in the United Nations Secretary General's Office working on the Global Strategy for Women's Children's and Adolescent Health.
Lucy Clayton is passionate about discovering and mentoring talent. She is part of the charity, Speakers for Schools, a committed network of leading figures who want to give back to young people in state schools. As former CEO of Community Clothing, a social enterprise with a mission to sustain and create jobs in the UK textile industry, she was honoured in the Financial Times and HERoes inaugural list of top 50 ‘Champions of Women in Business 2017’. She is the founder and host of DRESS:FANCY, a podcast series exploring the social significance of costume and fashion and she is a speaker at industry events including Fashion Revolution, The Royal Academy and TED. 

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