Jimmy's Jobs of the Future

Jimmy's Jobs of the Future

By Jimmy McLoughlin OBE

Former Downing Street adviser, Jimmy McLoughlin interviews top entrepreneurs and thought leaders on where they think the future of our economy is going through the prism of jobs.

Episodes

The Future of UK Politics

Welcome to this Election Special of Ask Me Anything with Jimmy McLoughlin: Insights into British Politics and Business In this episode of 'Ask Me Anything,' Jimmy, former business adviser to Prime Minister Theresa May, addresses a variety of questions about the future of British government and business. Topics include the appointment of James Timpson as Prisons Minister, advice for Special Advisors and MPs after losing their positions, the timing for electing a new Conservative leader, and strategies for engaging with UK businesses. We also discuss the importance of innovation and entrepreneurship in the economy and practical advice for navigating political and career transitions. 00:00 Introduction and Overview 00:42 Appointment of Prisons Minister James Timpson 02:26 Advice for Former Special Advisors and MPs 06:13 Conservative Party Leadership and Future 07:55 Engaging with UK Businesses 11:30 Investment Minister and Private Sector Experience 12:41 Conservative Party's Direction Post-Election ********** Follow us on socials! Instagram: instagram.com/jimmysjobs Tiktok: tiktok.com/@jimmysjobsofthefuture Twitter / X: twitter.com/JimmyM Linkedin: linkedin.com/in/jimmy-mcloughlin-obe/ Want to come on the show? hello@jobsofthefuture.co Sponsor the show or Partner with us: sunny@jobsofthefuture.co Credits: Host / Exec Producer: Jimmy McLoughlin OBE Producer: Sunny Winter Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/07/2416m 45s

The Future of Food with Huel

Inside Huel HQ: A Deep Dive into the Future of Food Join us as we explore Huel HQ and meet the visionaries behind this pioneering food company. From product development to nutrition, marketing, and even their on-site gym personal trainer, get an exclusive look at how Huel has sold over 300 million meals worldwide. Hear insights from Huel's product developer, insights team leader, influencer marketing head, technical manager, and co-founder about the intricate process of creating nutritious instant meals, identifying market trends, and strategizing innovative marketing campaigns. Discover the exciting future plans for Huel and what makes it a market leader in the world of sustainable nutrition. 00:00 Welcome to Huel HQ 00:28 Exploring Product Development with Winnie 06:04 Inside the Insights Team with Cam 08:40 Influencer Marketing Strategies 13:32 Technical Team and Food Safety 15:11 Powerlifting at Huel HQ 16:47 Sensory Booths and Product Testing 18:22 Co-Founder James on Nutrition and Huel's Journey 21:08 Huel's Market Reach and Future Plans 24:53 Conclusion and Final Thoughts ********** Follow us on socials! Instagram: instagram.com/jimmysjobs Tiktok: tiktok.com/@jimmysjobsofthefuture Twitter / X: twitter.com/JimmyM Linkedin: linkedin.com/in/jimmy-mcloughlin-obe/ Want to come on the show? hello@jobsofthefuture.co Sponsor the show or Partner with us: sunny@jobsofthefuture.co Credits: Host / Exec Producer: Jimmy McLoughlin OBE Producer: Sunny Winter Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/06/2427m 13s

Tyler Cowen: The future of talent in the 21st Century?

Want to work for Jimmy's Jobs? Apply here Unlocking Talent & Success: An Exclusive Interview with Tyler Cowen | Jimmy's Jobs of the Future In this episode of Jimmy's Jobs of the Future, Jimmy interviews Tyler Cowen, one of the world's most influential economists, known for his expertise in talent. They discuss Cowen's insights on finding and nurturing talent, the changing job landscape, and the future of AI. Cowen shares his personal experiences, from his early days as a chess teacher to his thoughts on modern-day interviewing techniques. The episode also delves into the impact of geography on startup success, the significance of prudence in research, and the enduring importance of stamina and resilience for career growth. 00:00 Introduction to Tyler Cowen and His Influence 01:40 Job Opportunities at Jimmy's Jobs 02:20 Tyler Cowen's Early Career and Lessons from Chess 05:10 Evaluating Talent and Job Interviews 09:04 Building a Social Profile and Networking 14:04 The Importance of Stamina and Daily Routines 16:19 Changing Status of Jobs and Future Predictions 19:07 Climbing Social Hierarchies and Talent Indicators 29:15 The Role of Parents in Modern Success 30:22 Impact of Parental Loss on Ambition 31:05 Balancing Scale and Quality in Ventures 32:02 Geographical Expansion and Talent 34:01 The UK's Unique Position and Challenges 38:14 Brexit and Immigration 44:33 Global Talent and Emerging Markets 46:32 AI's Impact on Future Talent 52:21 Personal Reflections and Influences 55:38 Concluding Thoughts and Recommendations ********** Follow us on socials! Instagram: instagram.com/jimmysjobs Tiktok: tiktok.com/@jimmysjobsofthefuture Twitter / X: twitter.com/JimmyM Linkedin: linkedin.com/in/jimmy-mcloughlin-obe/ Want to come on the show? hello@jobsofthefuture.co Sponsor the show or Partner with us: sunny@jobsofthefuture.co Credits: Host / Exec Producer: Jimmy McLoughlin OBE Producer: Sunny Winter Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/06/2458m 45s

The Future of Car Design

Exploring the Iconic Designs of Frank Stephenson | A Conversation with the Legendary Car Designer Join us as we delve into the career of Frank Stephenson, the Moroccan born American automobile designer behind some of the most influential car designs of our time. From revitalizing the Mini Cooper to creating the first BMW X5, and holding director roles at Ferrari, Maserati, Alfa Romeo, and McLaren, Frank shares insights on what it takes to make it in the automotive design industry. He reflects on his favorite projects, the inspiration behind his groundbreaking designs like the McLaren P1 and Maserati MC12, and provides valuable advice for aspiring designers. Discover the blend of artistry and engineering that defines Frank Stephenson's remarkable career. ********** Follow us on socials! Instagram: instagram.com/jimmysjobs Tiktok: tiktok.com/@jimmysjobsofthefuture Twitter / X: twitter.com/JimmyM Linkedin: linkedin.com/in/jimmy-mcloughlin-obe/ Want to come on the show? hello@jobsofthefuture.co Sponsor the show or Partner with us: sunny@jobsofthefuture.co 00:00 Introduction to Frank Stephenson 00:19 Early Career Highlights 00:43 Iconic Designs and Achievements 01:03 The Fiat 500 and Beyond 01:15 Interview with Frank Stephenson 01:34 Design Philosophy and Inspirations 02:16 Favorite Projects and Reflections 03:45 The Creative Process 04:29 Nature as Inspiration Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
04/06/2417m 45s

The Future of London's Tech Scene

Join us as we explore the transformation of a square mile in London around King's Cross into the UK's answer to Silicon Valley. Featuring insights from tech pioneer Saul Klein, co-founder of Love Film (acquired by Amazon) and investor in unicorns like Monzo and Wise. Discover the dense cluster of tech, media, and creative industries, including Google's massive expansion and the Crick Institute. Learn about Saul's initiatives to foster local talent through Local Globe and his collaboration with Ashley Ramrachia, former Chief People Officer at THG. Understand the key attributes for predicting high potential talent and the socio-economic challenges facing the neighborhood. Get an overview of their efforts to bridge the divide and create high-skilled jobs, as well as their innovative programs for upskilling the next generation in AI, digital, and tech sectors. ********** Follow us on socials! Instagram: instagram.com/jimmysjobs Tiktok: tiktok.com/@jimmysjobsofthefuture Twitter / X: twitter.com/JimmyM Linkedin: linkedin.com/in/jimmy-mcloughlin-obe/ Want to come on the show? hello@jobsofthefuture.co Sponsor the show or Partner with us: sunny@jobsofthefuture.co 00:00 Intro 01:49 Tour of King's Cross Tech Cluster 03:02 The Significance of Somers Town 03:28 The Five-Hour Investing Zone 04:27 Comparing Palo Alto and East Palo Alto 05:51 Healthcare Innovation in Somers Town 06:39 Addressing Inequality in Somers Town 07:29 The Legacy and Future of Somers Town 14:26 Phoenix Court Works and Community Grants 15:02 The Long-Term View of Venture Capital 17:00 The Newton Venture Program 18:38 Ashley's Journey at THG 19:40 Recruiting Talent in the Digital Age 21:34 Evaluating Talent Beyond Traditional Metrics 25:04 The Role of AI in Talent Recruitment 26:13 Transforming Lives Through Digital Upskilling Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
30/05/2429m 45s

The Future Of Bad Bosses

Have you ever worked with a difficult colleague? Of course you have, we all have. from the passive aggressive colleagues, to the person who always plays the victim right through to the insecure boss Amy Gallo has written THE BOOK on the 8 difficult types of co-worker BUT, she also explains why conflict is not a bad thing and how it drives an organisation forward Her day job is Is a contributing editor at Harvard Business Review, where she writes about interpersonal dynamics, communicating ideas, and building your career. In this episode of Jimmy’s Jobs of the Future - she talks us through why the most worrying thing in your business can be if there is no conflict at all. Follow us on socials! Youtube Instagram Tiktok Twitter / X Linkedin Want to come on the show? Get in touch Sponsor the show or Partner with us: Get in touch Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/05/2458m 19s

The Future of Podcasting Empires

In this episode of Jimmy's Jobs of the Future, Jack Davenport discusses the significant growth of Goalhanger, expanding from 5 to 28 employees within a year, focusing on the development of a video team to support YouTube and social media content. The conversation reveals the strategic shifts in hiring to support content production, commercial strategies, and the importance of senior hires for organizational balance. Jack also touches on the challenges of scaling a podcast company, the move towards video content to reach broader audiences, and the future of podcasting and its job market. Moreover, Jack shares anecdotes of working with high-profile talent and the strategic thinking behind launching successful shows. The discussion encapsulates the fluid and expansive nature of media production careers and the evolving landscape of podcasting as a medium. Follow us on socials! Youtube Instagram Tiktok Twitter / X Linkedin Want to come on the show? Get in touch Sponsor the show or Partner with us: Get in touch Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/05/2450m 39s

The Future of virtual coworking and “Deep Work”

Working from home has its perks, from flexible schedules to easy access to snacks, but what about the downsides? Join us as we delve into the world of remote work with serial entrepreneur Alicia Navarro, founder of Flown – a platform revolutionising virtual coworking. In this episode, we explore the challenges of feeling disconnected from your company and colleagues while working remotely, and how Flown aims to combat distraction and loneliness by fostering "deep work" – that highly productive mental state we all strive for. Alicia shares her entrepreneurial journey, from inadvertently inventing affiliate links over a decade ago to her current mission with Flown. Discover how a rejection from a Google Maps job interview led her down this path and how she's navigating the ever-evolving landscape of remote work. But it's not all business – we also dive into what it takes for humans to reach their full potential, memorable encounters like partying with Snoop Dogg, and why Alicia always brings authenticity, even if it means swearing, to her job interviews. ********** Follow us on socials! Instagram: instagram.com/jimmysjobs Tiktok: tiktok.com/@jimmysjobsofthefuture Twitter / X: twitter.com/JimmyM Linkedin: linkedin.com/in/jimmy-mcloughlin-obe/ Want to come on the show? hello@jobsofthefuture.co Sponsor the show or Partner with us: sunny@jobsofthefuture.co Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/05/2455m 14s

The Future of UK Science and Innovation with Andrew Griffith

In this episode of 'Jimmy's Jobs of the Future,' Science Minister Andrew discusses the role and responsibilities of being the UK's science minister, highlighting the government's commitment to making the UK a science and technology superpower through a record funding of 20 billion pounds for research and innovation. Andrew elaborates on exciting developments in engineering biology and the strength of the UK in life sciences, mentioning the government's investment and vision for engineering biology. He also reflects on his background as the CFO of Sky, his transition into politics, and the importance of integrating business practices into government for better performance and risk management. Andrew advocates for public service and discusses the need for more business leaders in government, as well as the importance of innovation and the UK's position in the global market. 00:00 Intro 00:04 The Role and Vision of a Science Minister 01:51 Exciting Frontiers in Science and Technology 03:53 Transitioning from Business to Politics 06:26 The Challenges and Surprises of Government Work 09:21 Innovate UK and the Future of Innovation 13:09 Reflections on a Varied Career in Government 38:17 The Business Perspective on Upcoming Elections 42:24 Quick Fire Round: Space, Technology, and Personal Preferences Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/05/2446m 56s

The Future of Journalism and Tackling Nepotism, with The Spectator’s Fraser Nelson

How many magazines can claim to influence how world leaders are picked? Well, The Spectator certainly can, as one of the oldest and most established UK publications around. It started life as a collection of magazines in 1711 - over 300 years ago - with early readers including founding father Benjamin Franklin.  Today, it’s a political stronghold, with past editors including heavyweights Nigel Lawson and Boris Johnson. The magazine has also ridden the wave of digital evolution over the last decade. That’s prompted its subscriber numbers to boom, alongside its valuation, now valued at a hefty £100 million by some estimates. How and why has this happened?  We sat down with its current Editor, Fraser Nelson.  He tried a few different jobs before settling on journalism, including applying for the RAF and becoming a professional piano player. When the Barclay brothers purchased the Spectator in 2006, Fraser joined the ranks before becoming editor in 2009. Perhaps most notably in those 15 years, Fraser has overhauled the magazine’s recruitment process, by making CVs blind. They now allow anyone from any walk of life at any age a chance to apply to its internship scheme.  This innovative programme has led to remarkable results as we explore on this episode of Jimmy’s Jobs of the Future, recorded in the heart of Westminster at the Spectator magazine HQ.  Follow us on socials! Youtube Instagram Tiktok Twitter / X Linkedin Want to come on the show? Get in touch Sponsor the show or Partner with us: Get in touch Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/04/2449m 23s

The Future of Making It Late In Life | Henry Oliver

In this episode of Jimmy's Jobs of the Future, we explore the surprising connections between Francis Ngannou, Michelangelo, and the concept of late bloomers. Our guest, Henry Oliver, embarked on a remarkable journey from studying English at Oxford University to advising major corporations like HSBC, Easyjet, and Volkswagen on talent acquisition strategies. Henry's latest book, "Second Act: What Late Bloomers Can Tell You About Success and Reinventing Your Life," delves into the stories of influential individuals who achieved success later in life. With endorsements from luminaries like Tyler Cowen and Matt Clifford CBE, Henry's insights challenge conventional notions of talent and success. Join us as we uncover the lessons and wisdom behind Henry Oliver's journey and explore how late bloomers can redefine success in our ever-evolving world. Henry's Book: Check out Henry's Book Follow us on socials! Youtube Instagram Tiktok Twitter / X Linkedin Want to come on the show? Get in touch Sponsor the show or Partner with us: Get in touch Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/04/241h 20m

The Future of AI and data surveillance

Today’s guest is Madhumita Murgia. Madhumita Murgia is an award-winning journalist, editor, and speaker with expertise in technology, science, and health.  She is also the FT's artificial intelligence editor, leading their coverage of AI and writing about data, surveillance, and policy. She has recently released her new book titled Code-Dependent: Living in the Shadow of AI. Follow us on socials! Youtube Instagram Tiktok Twitter / X Linkedin Want to come on the show? Get in touch Sponsor the show or Partner with us: Get in touch Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/04/2434m 24s

A Future without university

Geoff Norcott is one of Britain's favourite comedians. He's also one of those rarest of things, a right-wing comedian. Before his comedy career, he was a teacher, and during his time as a teacher in the 90s and noughties, he encouraged lots of his students to go to university. Now though, with fees much higher and satisfaction levels at university at an all-time low. He's wondering whether it's really the case that his son should go to university. So he's embarked on a documentary for the BBC saying, is university really worth it? It's a great watch and Jeff came on Jimmy's Jobs of the Future to chat about what he thinks the future of university and the workplace is. Follow us on socials! Youtube Instagram Tiktok Twitter / X Linkedin Want to come on the show? Get in touch Sponsor the show or Partner with us: Get in touch Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/03/2443m 54s

The Future of life after politics

#PoweredByCityAM Check out the City A.M. website and read my article here Download the City A.M. App here Follow @cityam for breaking news and the latest updates Jared Cohen is a dynamic figure at the intersection of global affairs, technology, and corporate leadership. With a Bachelor's degree from Stanford University and a Master's from Oxford, Cohen's early career included advising on counterterrorism for Hillary Clinton, even in his early twenties.  Time magazine recognized him as one of the 100 Most Influential People in 2013. Cohen's tech prowess became evident when he had the 3rd largest Twitter account in the US government in 2010 before becoming the first director of Google Ideas. In 2022, he took on a new challenge as Goldman Sachs' President of Global Affairs.  Notably, Cohen met with Ukrainian President Volodymr Zelenskyy, marking the first in-person meeting between the President and a U.S. financial sector representative since the war began.  Cohen's career epitomizes versatility and impact across diplomacy, technology, and finance. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/03/241h 9m

The Future (and secrets) of comedy

In this hilarious of episode of Jimmy's Jobs of the Future, Jimmy sits down with award-winning stand-up comedian, Matt Richardson. Having started stand-up in 2009 at just 18 years old, Matt quickly established himself as one of the UK’s most exciting performers and presenters – hosting the drive-time show on Virgin Radio. His TV credits include co-hosting the Xtra Factor alongside Caroline Flack and Co-Hosting Celebrity Haunted Hotel Live alongside Christine Lampard. He's also appeared on two one-off documentaries for ITV2 – Pampered Pooches, Hollywood and Meet The Family Guys, a series regular role on Nevermind The Buzzcocks, Celebrity Juice, Sweat The Small Stuff, Fake Reaction, Its Not Me It’s You, I’m a Celebrity Get Me out of here Now! and countless other shows. Follow us on socials! Youtube Instagram Tiktok Twitter / X Linkedin Want to come on the show? Get in touch Sponsor the show or Partner with us: Get in touch Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/03/2449m 12s

The Future of one of the UK’s biggest chains

Timpson is one of the most recognizable brands in the whole of the United Kingdom. With 2, 000 stores they have a presence on every single high street. They employ 6, 000 people and what you might not realize is 10 percent of those are prison leavers. It's a remarkable statistic and James explains to us how they actually teach people how best to rob them. Timpsons was started in 1865 by shoemaker William Timpson and his brother-in-law, Walter Joyce, in Manchester. To give you an idea of the legacy Timpson has in the UK, it was listed on the Stock Exchange in 1929. 150 years on, it has over 2,000 shops across the UK with brands including Johnson's The Cleaners, Snappy Snaps, Jeeves of Belgravia, The Watch Lab and Flock Inns. Today I'll be talking to James Timpson, in one of their flagship stores and chatting a bit about his new book, The Happy Index, which looks at upside-down management. We speak about the rules of success of a business that has seen itself go through two world wars, a pandemic, and the changing nature of the high street to create one of the most endearing brands in the United Kingdom. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/02/2428m 41s

LIVE | the Future of Liz Truss | Harry Cole & James Heale

Welcome to this special episode of Jimmy's Jobs of the Future. It was recorded in front of a live audience. The guests were Harry Cole, the political editor of The Sun, and James Heale, the political correspondent of The Spectator. They are perhaps most famous for having written the book Liz Truss - Out of the Blue. It became so wildly popular that it became a meme in the year that she became Prime Minister. We spoke to them about what it was like writing the book and how the job of being a political journalist is changing in such a fast-moving environment. Politics and business at times can be very serious, the whole point of these evenings is that they are a bit more light-hearted. We kick off with a bit of comedy from yours truly at the beginning, but it's also mixed in with some searing insight into how our politics and media are changing. Subscribe to Jimmy's Substack to hear about future events first! Follow us on socials! Youtube Instagram Tiktok Twitter / X Linkedin Want to come on the show? Get in touch Sponsor the show or Partner with us: Get in touch Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/02/2438m 56s

SPECIAL PT 2 | CBI, £28bn & Dragon's Den

Welcome back to Jimmy’s Jobs Special Episode 2 where Jimmy and Christian tackle this week’s headlines. On the Agenda this week is The CBI, Labour’s 28bn plan, and why Dragon’s Den and the Apprentice need a facelift. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/02/2432m 49s

Labour's Big Business Day vs Tories Business Council

Welcome to a special episode that delves into the intersection of business and politics, offering a unique perspective on the significant political landscape of 2024. Join me and my great friend Christian May, former editor of City AM, as we unravel the dynamics where business and politics intertwine, shedding light on aspects often overlooked by the mainstream political media. Having experienced the frustration of business not receiving the coverage it deserves during my time in Downing Street, I felt compelled to create this new series. Our conversations, reminiscent of those shared over drinks at the pub, are now reaching a wider audience. We've always wondered why people aren't listening to us during these discussions, so we decided to turn up the volume and share our insights with you. In this episode, we dive into the recent developments, including Labour's big business day and the Prime Minister's announcement of a new business council, along with initiatives to reboost growth. The week's events provide a captivating backdrop to explore the intricate relationship between business and politics. Join us on this journey as we navigate the fascinating world of helping individuals and businesses understand and navigate government policies. With over a decade of experience in both business and politics, Christian and I reflect on our time at the Institute of Directors, where our journey began back in 2012. Tune in for a compelling discussion that goes beyond the headlines, offering valuable insights into the behind-the-scenes workings of the business and political realms. Welcome to a podcast where business and politics collide, creating a narrative that captures the essence of this pivotal year in politics. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/02/2443m 4s

SPECIAL PT 1 | The Future of books, with Dragon Den’s history makers

Have you ever witnessed a business capturing the attention and investment of all 5 Dragons on Dragons' Den? It's a rare feat that has only happened a handful of times in the show's history, spanning 21 seasons, hundreds of episodes, and thousands of pitches. Join us today as we unveil the extraordinary journey of Simon and Charlene, the dynamic duo behind Sooper Books, achieving the seemingly impossible! In the vast expanse of Dragons' Den episodes, how often have you seen the Dragons convene at the wall to discuss an offer? Rarely, right? Even rarer is the sight of entrepreneurs leaving the Den, allocating only 1 percent to each Dragon. And let's not forget the mind-boggling moment when a company was priced at just £100! Believe it or not, these jaw-dropping scenarios have occurred only once in the entire history of Dragons' Den, and we break down every thrilling detail. Today, we spill the beans on the secrets that propelled Simon and Charlene to success on Dragons' Den, navigating negotiations with all 5 Dragons, including Peter Jones, Deborah Meaden, Touker Suleyman, Sara Davies, and the newest addition, Steven Bartlett. Learn the insider tips that helped Sooper Books make television history, gaining exclusive insights into their journey, the challenges they faced, and the strategies that secured deals with the Dragons. Thinking about taking your business to the Dragons' Den? We've got you covered! In this video, we share valuable advice on what to watch out for when entering the Den, lessons learned from Simon and Charlene's experience, and the key elements that can make or break your pitch. Don't miss out on this exclusive behind-the-scenes look at one of Dragons' Den's most memorable moments. Whether you're an aspiring entrepreneur or a fan of the show, there's something for everyone in this captivating tale of Sooper Books' journey from the pitch to the deal. Follow us on socials! Youtube Instagram Tiktok Twitter / X Linkedin Want to come on the show? Get in touch Sponsor the show or Partner with us: Get in touch Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/02/241h 16m

The Future of neurodiversity

Longtime followers of Jimmy's Jobs of the Future may have picked up on the fact that I'm dyslexic, a detail that becomes even more evident if you've perused my substack. While some people label dyslexia as a business superpower, as Richard Branson has done, it's perhaps easier to declare such sentiments when you're worth several hundred million quid and own your private island. Growing up and especially in the early stages of my career, I didn't always perceive dyslexia as a superpower. However, over time, things have changed for the better. Our understanding of dyslexia and various forms of neurodiversity has significantly advanced. Much credit for this progress goes to our guest today, Dan Harris, who has served as a director at Deloitte for an impressive 22 years. Three years ago, Dan initiated the Neurodiversity in Business global charity, dedicated to supporting neurodivergent professionals and fostering a more inclusive and comprehensive understanding of neurodiversity in the workplace. In this episode, we delve into the valuable contributions neurodiverse individuals bring to the table. Having dealt with the challenges of integrating such individuals into crucial sectors like government communications headquarters during my time in government, I recognize the significance of tapping into the unique brain power they possess. Follow us on socials! Youtube Instagram Tiktok Twitter / X Linkedin Want to come on the show? Get in touch Sponsor the show or Partner with us: Get in touch Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/01/2431m 49s

The Future of Chelsea football club, and meeting your heroes

In this episode of Jimmy’s Jobs of the Future, we've got the privilege of chatting with the accomplished Daniel Finkelstein—Director of Chelsea, former executive editor of The Times, and a Conservative Lord in the House of Lords. We're diving deep into Finkelstein's latest book, "Hitler, Stalin, Mum and Dad." It's not your typical read; this book shares a personal perspective on Finkelstein's upbringing and offers insights into life in Soviet Russia and Nazi Germany. We also explore Finkelstein's role as a director at Chelsea. Ever wondered what it's like behind the scenes of football? Get ready for a thoughtful discussion on the responsibilities and perks that come with the job. And of course, we can't overlook Finkelstein's extensive career as a journalist for The Times. From being the executive editor to his decision to step down after receiving a peerage, we'll uncover the behind-the-scenes of political journalism and the changing landscape of media. This podcast episode is your chance to join a friendly conversation delving into intriguing topics. From history and sports to media, we're covering it all. Follow us on socials! Youtube Instagram Tiktok Twitter / X Linkedin Want to come on the show? Get in touch Sponsor the show or Partner with us: Get in touch Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/01/2452m 35s

Ed Conway Breaks Down The World's Most Important Materials | Christmas Special

Welcome to another captivating episode! Today, we have a special treat for you as we sit down with the brilliant Ed Conway, a prominent figure in economics and journalism. In the 1980s, Ed Conway's journey began near Oxfordshire, where his love for economics and journalism flourished. After studying English at Oxford University, he earned a scholarship to Harvard, where he pursued his master's degree. Armed with degrees from two of the world's finest institutions, Ed returned to the UK, stepping into the role of correspondent for the Daily Mail. Ed's career soared as he became the Economics Editor for both The Daily Telegraph and the Sunday Telegraph. During this time, he achieved a significant milestone by publishing his first book, "50 Economics Ideas You Really Need to Know," which received critical acclaim and was translated into an impressive 13 languages. In 2011, Sky News recognized Ed's exceptional talents, appointing him as their first-ever Economics Editor. Fast forward 12 years, and Ed is still a prominent figure at Sky, having recently released a new book—a personal favorite of ours this year. But don't just take our word for it. Ed's latest book has garnered widespread recognition, earning the title of Book of the Year by The Times, Financial Times, Economist, New Statesman, and BBC Radio 4 Book Of The Week. The praise doesn't stop there, with reviews from notable figures such as Tim Marshall, author of "Prisoners Of Geography," and Peter Frankopan, author of "The Silk Roads." Join us as we delve into Ed Conway's incredible insights into economics and his ability to convey complex ideas in a truly fascinating way. If you're a fan of compelling narratives and surprising revelations, this episode is not to be missed! Follow Jimmy: Twitter Substack Instagram Youtube Jimmy's Jobs Website Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/12/231h 35m

Bringing Death To Life: Octopus Legacy

This episode was made in partnership with Octopus Group. Today's guest is none other than Sam Grice, the visionary founder of Octopus Legacy. In 2016, Sam Grice faced a life-altering moment at the age of 27 when he received the call that no one wants to get - the loss of his mother in a tragic car accident. Amidst the overwhelming grief, Sam found himself drowning in paperwork, legalities, and administrative tasks that made it nearly impossible to think clearly. But out of this difficult experience emerged a groundbreaking solution - Guardian Angel, now rebranded as Octopus Legacy. Sam's platform is not just about tedious financial details; it's a tool designed to help individuals build a meaningful legacy for their loved ones. In this episode, Sam takes us on a journey through the profound story behind Octopus Legacy, revealing how it goes beyond the mundane aspects of estate planning. It encourages users to leave behind more than just financial arrangements, urging them to share their last messages through voice memos, favorite music, and even cherished family recipes. Some users have even gone as far as outlining the comedy sketches they want at their own funerals. Tune in to hear Jimmy McLoughlin's insightful conversation with Sam Grice as they explore the depths of this innovative approach to legacy planning. Discover how Octopus Legacy is transforming the industry around death, making this episode one of the most challenging yet incredibly inspiring interviews on "Jimmy's Jobs." Join us as we delve into the future of work, the impact on our economy, and the remarkable stories of entrepreneurs shaping the world we live in. Follow Jimmy: Twitter Substack Instagram Youtube Jimmy's Jobs Website Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/12/2346m 3s

Alex LeBrun: The impact of AI on health, and selling a start up to Zuckerberg

Dive into the AI universe with Alex Lebrun, a trailblazer with two decades of experience in AI. In this episode, he spills the beans on selling a business to Mark Zuckerberg and shares insights on navigating the cultural and business landscape of Paris, London, and San Francisco. Follow Jimmy: Twitter Substack Instagram Youtube Jimmy's Jobs Website Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29/11/2350m 42s

From Importing Fabrics to TikTok Sensation with Phil Carr v

Phil Carr is a small business owner who has found viral success on TikTok with his tongue-in-cheek reviews of towns and businesses. Gaining over 750 thousand followers and over 33 million likes on the platform. What started as a fun project from his sofa has turned into reviewing hospitality suites at Crystal Palace football club… Phil joins Jimmy on this episode to discuss everything from video ideas to brand partnerships. Follow Jimmy: Twitter Substack Instagram Youtube Jimmy's Jobs Website Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/11/2355m 4s

Being a Pop star and a Behavioural Scientist with Ipsitaa Khullar

Ipsitaa is a pop star, actor and a behavioural scientist with a degree from Yale University. In the latest episode of Jimmy’s Jobs, Ipsitaa joins Jimmy to discusses having music streams in the millions, her mental health and behavioural science. Follow Jimmy: Twitter Substack Instagram Youtube Jimmy's Jobs Website Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/11/2345m 34s

James Wise - Start up Century: Why We're all Becoming Entrepreneurs

James Wise is an author, a partner of Balderton (a $5 billion dollar European venture fund) and a trustee of Demos - a cross-party think tank championing public engagement in politics. We recorded this episode live at the 2023 conservative party conference where we discussed his new book, AI and the passing of our mutual friend - Nick Hungerford. Follow Jimmy: Twitter Substack Instagram Youtube Jimmy's Jobs Website Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
31/10/2338m 28s

How to Build an Online Magazine with Sam Bowman

Sam Bowman is a founding editor of Works in Progress - an online magazine dedicated to sharing new and underrated ideas to improve the world. It features original writing from some of the most interesting thinkers from around the globe. Sam & I discuss building an online magazine, where to find the best people and also how the online magazine caught the attention of Stripe who decided to purchase the company. Follow Jimmy: Twitter Substack Instagram Youtube Jimmy's Jobs Website Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/10/2351m 32s

The Managing Director of Youtube UK- Alison Lomax

Our guest today is Alison Lomax the managing director of Youtube UK. With ​​​​YouTube’s creator economy contributing over £2BN to the UK’s GDP and creating over 45K full time equivalent (FTE) jobs in 2022 we wanted the inside scoop on what goes on behind Youtube's doors. Follow Jimmy: Twitter Substack Instagram Youtube Jimmy's Jobs Website Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/10/2347m 40s

Jonathan Reynolds - Shadow Secretary of State for Business and Trade

Today's guest is Shadow Secretary of State Jonathon Reynolds who comes from a coal mining background in the North East. Jonathon joins Jimmy for a discussion on politics, change and the North of England. Follow Jimmy: Twitter Substack Instagram Youtube Jimmy's Jobs Website Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/10/2349m 35s

BGF: Growth Funding for Ambitious Businesses

In today's episode, Jimmy is joined by Andy Gregory the CEO of the BGF (Business Growth Fund). The BGF can provide the know-how, connections and capital you need to grow your business. Starting life in Scotland, Andy was first studying to be a musician before finding himself in finance. Follow Jimmy: Twitter Substack Instagram Youtube Jimmy's Jobs Website Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/10/2346m 16s

REPOST: Ben Francis & Noel Mack of Gymshark

In today’s repost episode, Jimmy is joined by Ben Francis and Noel Mack, the visionary minds behind one of the most iconic fitness brands in the UK - Gymshark. We dive into their extraordinary meeting with the Prime Minister, their bold vision for Gymshark and how traditional schooling didn't define their success. Follow Jimmy: Twitter Substack Instagram Youtube Jimmy's Jobs Website Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/09/2354m 48s

UniTaskr: Bridging the Gap Between Education & Employment

Our guest today is Joseph Black the co-founder of UniTaskr the #1 Top Free App in 'Lifestyle' & 'Business' categories on Apple's App Store. Boasting over 275K members which helps students earn real money. We also learn how Joseph spent time in the wilderness of Africa, where he worked as a safari ranger, conservationist and even had a run in with a hyena... Follow Jimmy: Twitter Substack Instagram Youtube Jimmy's Jobs Website Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/09/2337m 11s

From Coal Mining to Coding: How the North East is Building its Economy

Join host Jimmy McLoughlin, a former Downing Street advisor, as he travels through the dynamic landscape of the North East economy. From the historic Phil Lit Society, where one of the world's first light bulbs dazzled to the future of the tech economy. We are guided through our tour by Sunderland Software City who are driving digital technology growth across North East England. Discover the region's untold tales of entrepreneurship and transformation. Producer - Luke Nixon Digital Producer - Sunny Winter Executive Producer - Jimmy McLoughlin Comms - Laura Dunn Researcher - Henry Oliver Driver - Phil Clarke Follow Jimmy: Twitter Substack Instagram Youtube Jimmy's Jobs Website Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/09/2348m 26s

The Photographer to Four Prime Ministers

Meet Andy Parsons, the photographer who's been in the room where the centre of British politics unfolds. From David Cameron to Liz Truss he's been the visual chronicler for four Prime Ministers. But Andy's role transcends the title of a photographer; he captures history, able to decipher the unspoken language of the room and seamlessly fade into the background to catch pivotal moments. In this episode, Andy takes us on a visual journey, sharing a dozen of his favourite snapshots from the heart of 21st-century history. From military manoeuvres to poignant royal ceremonies, he offers insights into his remarkable career, shares photography tips, and unveils the art of making politics pulse with life through the lens. Plus, Jimmy and Andy reminisce over their shared journey over the past 15 years. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/09/2358m 24s

From Webcam to 8 million Subscribers: The Khan Academy

Recorded live from the Tony Blair Future of Britain Conference we learn of Sal Khan's incredible journey from a high-paying hedge fund job to gracing the cover of Forbes. In 2004, he switched gears when his cousin sought help with her homework. Armed with a webcam, he began creating tutorial videos. What started as a side project today stands as a powerhouse with the Khan Academy gaining a jaw dropping 100 million users across 190 countries. The YouTube channel alone boasts 8 million subscribers and an astounding 2 billion views. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
30/08/2324m 24s

The Future of Parenting Apps with Jennie Johnson MBE

Follow Jimmy: Twitter Substack Instagram Youtube Jimmy's Jobs Website Meet Jennie Johnson, a visionary British entrepreneur celebrated for her groundbreaking work in education and community advancement. Founder of Kids Allowed Group: In 2003, Jennie reshaped UK childcare, introducing innovative spaces prioritising family and holistic child growth. After selling that business, Jennie is back with a next generation parenting app, My First Five Years. Jennie also co-hosts the podcast My First Five Years which is a brilliant listen for any parent. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/08/2343m 33s

REPOST: CEO of Starling Bank - Anne Boden

Follow Jimmy: Twitter Substack Instagram Youtube Jimmy's Jobs Website Recorded in 2021, Anne Boden - CEO of Starling Bank joined our show for a cracking episode. This is one of our most highly listened to episodes and shows the unconventional route Anne took to start a bank, a sentence not many people can say. Starling Bank is a leading UK digital bank established in 2014 which redefines modern banking through both a mobile app and online platform. As of 2023, the bank serves over 3 million customers, with deposits exceeding £7 billion. With a focus on innovation, accessibility, and transparency. Starling Bank continues to shape the digital banking landscape. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/08/2334m 41s

Social Mobility in Action with Joe Seddon

Follow Jimmy: Twitter Substack Instagram Youtube Jimmy's Jobs Website Meet Joe Seddon, Founder & CEO of Zero Gravity, as he shares his journey from modest beginnings in West Yorkshire to becoming an Oxford graduate and successful entrepreneur. Live from Zero Gravity HQ in-front of a packed audience, Joe discusses the challenges of social mobility and its impact on identity. Joe's firsthand experience reflects the complexity of social mobility, exemplified by his transformative time at Oxford University. The excitement of achievement mingled with imposter syndrome, underscoring the identity struggles that often accompany upward mobility. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/08/2352m 2s

Riding with Bill Gates in an Autonomous Car

Follow Jimmy: Twitter Substack Instagram Youtube Jimmy's Jobs Website Recorded live from the Tony Blair Future of Britain Conference we are joined by Wayve CEO Alex Kendall. From building a self-driving car in 24 hours to founding Wayve, his groundbreaking venture, Alex's rise was unstoppable. Winning accolades like Forbes 30 under 30, he attracted major investments, partnering with giants like Microsoft and grocery chains Ocado and Asda. Media coverage by the likes of Washington Post and Wired culminated in a thrilling autonomous car ride with Bill Gates. In this episode Alex shares his riveting story of determination, resilience, and the relentless pursuit of innovation. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/08/2329m 21s

REPOST: Captivating 3000 People at the Birmingham Symphony Hall with Bejay Mulenga

Follow Jimmy: Twitter Substack Instagram Youtube Jimmy's Jobs Website Not many people can say they've supported 10,000 young people but Bejay Mulenga isn't just anyone. Bejay is a multi award-winning serial social entrepreneur dedicated to teaching entrepreneurs the skills they need to take their business to the next level. Jimmy met Bejay shortly after he captivated 3000 people speaking at the Birmingham Symphony Hall... George Osbourne had a tough act to follow. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/08/2328m 57s

Political Journalist of the Year - Rachel Sylvester

Follow Jimmy: Twitter Substack Instagram Youtube Jimmy's Jobs Website Recorded live from the Tony Blair Future of Britain Conference we are joined by esteemed political journalist Rachel Sylvester. Rachel is renowned for her seismic interview with Andrea Leadsom which led to her pulling out of the Tory leadership race and Theresa May becoming Prime Minister a matter of days later... Rachel also co-hosts the groundbreaking podcast What I Wished I'd Known for the Times. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/08/2329m 20s

REPOST: University Dropouts, Social Chain & Alcoholism with Dom McGregor

Follow Jimmy: Twitter Substack Instagram Youtube Jimmy's Jobs Website In 2014 Dom McGregor co-founded a social media consultancy called Social Chain with Steven Barlett. From being university dropouts the pair went on to build a multi-million pound business. Michael Freeman from the University of San Francisco suggested startup founders are three times more likely to suffer from substance abuse. In today’s episode Dom bravely discusses how he struggled with alcoholism and imposter syndrome. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
31/07/2327m 34s

The Business of Comedy with James Gill

Follow Jimmy: Twitter Substack Instagram Youtube Jimmy's Jobs Website Today’s guest is James Gill a stand up comedian, MC, Writer and the Founder of Always Be Comedy Always Be Comedy hosts some of the biggest names in stand up from Romesh Ranganathan, Sarah Pascoe to Harry Hill. James represents a backbone of the industry from running his own nights 4 to 5 times a week to writing on The John Bishop Show (ITV1) and The Ranganation (BBC Two). Check out more about James here. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/07/2359m 2s

Repost: A Dragon's Perspective with Michelle Romanow of Dragons' Den

Follow Jimmy: Twitter Substack Instagram Youtube Jimmy's Jobs Website Michelle Romanow is a serial entrepreneur and was one of the youngest cast members of the Canadian version of Dragons Den. She is the founder of Clear Bank, a billion-pound venture capital firm. Undoubtedly, she has redefined the future of business as Clear Bank has backed 8 times more women than the venture capital industry average. This conversation was recorded in the pandemic. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/07/2334m 16s

The Hero Saving Local Journalism: Joshi Hermann the Founder of Manchester Mill

Follow Jimmy: Twitter Substack Instagram Youtube Jimmy's Jobs Website Joining us today is Joshi Hermann, the founder of the Manchester Mill, on a mission to revive local journalism. Despite the pandemic, Joshi's venture has expanded to Sheffield and Liverpool, creating jobs in three cities. Joshi recognised the urgency to rebuild local as traditional journalism has faced challenges from tech giants like Google and Facebook. He believes it is vital for communities and aims to start afresh. In this conversation, we discuss Joshi's plans for growth and the roles he's hiring for. The Manchester Mill has over 35k subscribers and publishes thoughtful and trustworthy journalism about Greater Manchester Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/07/2336m 26s

REPOST: From Girlfriends Paying Your Rent to Managing Billions: The Octopus Group's Entrepreneurial Journey with Chris Hulatt

Follow Jimmy: Twitter Substack Instagram Youtube Jimmy's Jobs Website Recorded in the midst on the pandemic, our guest on today's repost episode is Chris Hulatt - Co-founder of the Octopus Group. In this episode we delve into Chris's inspiring story of taking risks and defying conventions. We learn how Chris explored challenges he faced while venturing into the unknown and discuss the strategies that led to the remarkable growth of Octopus Group. Furthermore, we uncover the intriguing origins of Octopus Energy, which emerged as a corporate spin-out, demonstrating the company's innovative approach to expansion and diversification Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/07/2335m 43s

From Bedroom to Boardroom: Timothy Armoo

Follow Jimmy: Twitter Substack Instagram Youtube Jimmy's Jobs Website Joining today’s show is Timothy Armoo whose success came early to him, at just 14 Timothy started his first business selling 3 years later for £110k. At 17 he met Richard Branson and would go on to create Fan Bytes, which was acquired for tens of millions. In a world full of phonies - Armoo is the real deal. Timothy's story is a testament to the power of entrepreneurship coming from a council estate to where he is today. Here’s 3 key learnings from our interview with Timothy: Find a problem that you're passionate about and solve it. Don't be afraid to fail. Build a team of people who are smarter than you. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/07/2359m 40s

REPOST: $70M Sales & Fitting Your Whole Company in Your Car with Nigel Toon

Follow Jimmy: Twitter Substack Instagram Youtube Jimmy's Jobs Website Join us in Bristol, UK, as we uncover the remarkable story of an under-the-radar powerhouse backed by Silicon Valley's Sequoia. Meet Nigel Toon, the visionary driving Graphcore's hardware chip revolution. With offices in Beijing, Palo Alto, Oslo, and Cambridge, Nigel's team is redefining boundaries. In this episode, Nigel explores the technology behind our devices and the transformative power of boundary-crossing skills. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/07/2326m 35s

From Council Estate to Chair of the Business & Trade Select Committee - Darren Jones MP

Follow Jimmy: Twitter Substack Instagram Youtube Jimmy's Jobs Website Today's partner is Huel, use Jimmy's URL to find your flavour uk.huel.com/jimmy Discover the inspiring journey of Darren Jones MP, the Chair of the Business and Trade Select Committee. He has developed a reputation for holding businesses to account from P&O to Royal Mail and is very much seen as a rising star in the Labour ranks. He initially stood to become an MP at 25, whilst unsuccessful initially, he persevered and became the Bristol North West MP in 2017, aged just 30. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/07/2354m 58s

The story of Tesco Clubcard with Clive Humby and Edwina Dunn

Joining today’s show are data pioneers Clive Humby and Edwina Dunn, the dynamic husband and wife team behind the transformative Tesco Clubcard. Their game-changing idea propelled Tesco to the top of British retail, securing partnerships with industry giants like Marriott Hotels and EON. But their success wasn’t without challenges as we learn how different business was 30 years ago. We also touch on how the data revolution started and where they see it going next? Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/06/231h 6m

Live from the Science Museum with Professor Rebecca Shipley OBE

Follow Jimmy: Twitter Substack Instagram YouTube Jimmy's Jobs Website In this live episode recorded at the Science Museum, Jimmy is joined by UCL Professor Rebecca Shipley OBE to celebrate the opening of the new Engineers gallery.  Together, they explore the vital role of engineers in our society. Discover how engineering is making a difference as Rebecca shares her experience co-leading a team that developed non-invasive ventilator systems during the Covid-19 pandemic. Dive into the Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering, an esteemed award that raises the profile of this essential field. Join us as we uncover the untold stories of these silent heroes who shape our world.  This episode is brought to you in partnership with The Royal Academy of Engineering.  Subscribe so you don't miss any new episodes, releasing every Wednesday. You can sign up to Jimmy's Substack here for weekly content on the future of work, technology, and politics For more information on partnering with us please visit our partnerships page here. Also make sure you subscribe to The Shift, you can find it here on Spotify or on Apple Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/06/2328m 40s

Lucy Frazer - Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport

Follow Jimmy: Twitter Substack Instagram YouTube Jimmy's Jobs Website Lucy Frazer, Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport joins Jimmy on the show today. Key points include rapid growth in creative industries, AI enhancing rather than replacing jobs, and further government support for culture and the creative sector. A must-listen for those interested in the future of work and creative industries. Subscribe so you don't miss any new episodes, releasing every Wednesday. You can sign up to Jimmy's Substack here for weekly content on the future of work, technology, and politics For more information on partnering with us please visit our partnerships page here. Also make sure you subscribe to The Shift, you can find it here on Spotify or on Apple Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/06/2342m 34s

It's All Relative - Dr Eliza Filby interviews Sir Patrick & Jimmy McLoughlin

Follow Jimmy: Twitter Substack Instagram YouTube Jimmy's Jobs Website The team often receive messages such as what's Jimmy's relationship with his Dad like? Thankfully, generational historian, Dr Eliza Filby's has a podcast called It's All Relative where she explores life’s issues through a generational lens.  Jimmy & Sir Patrick McLoughlin join Eliza to tackle questions such as what's is it like to grow up with a government minister for a Dad? The episode touches on the changing nature of conservatism, the power of social mobility, and talking Brexit at the dinner table.  Subscribe so you don't miss any new episodes, releasing every Wednesday. You can sign up to Jimmy's Substack here for weekly content on the future of work, technology, and politics For more information on partnering with us please visit our partnerships page here. Also make sure you subscribe to The Shift, you can find it here on Spotify or on Apple Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/06/2329m 30s

Repost: Founding 2 Unicorn Companies & Resilience in Entrepreneurship with Pete Flint

Follow Jimmy: Twitter Substack Instagram YouTube Jimmy's Jobs Website Joining the show today is Pete Flint, a serial entrepreneur and general partner at NFX, as he shares his journey from founding lastminute.com to co-founding Trulia, both billion-dollar companies. Discover what sets NFX apart in the world of venture capital and how they focus on network effect businesses. Learn from Pete's experiences during challenging times, such as 9/11 and the 2008 crash, and how resilience plays a crucial role in entrepreneurship. Pete also discusses how to 10x your career by choosing the right sectors and managers.  Subscribe so you don't miss any new episodes, releasing every Wednesday. You can sign up to Jimmy's Substack here for weekly content on the future of work, technology, and politics For more information on partnering with us please visit our partnerships page here. Also make sure you subscribe to The Shift, you can find it here on Spotify or on Apple Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/06/2318m 59s

Working in AI for two decades, University of Oxford professor, Michael Osborne

Follow Jimmy: Twitter Substack Instagram YouTube Jimmy's Jobs Website Today Jimmy is joined by Professor of Machine Learning at Oxford University, Michael Osborne who has been studying AI for two decades. During this episode, we explore how the workforce could be impacted, media fear-mongering, and how we can embrace possibilities with AI. Professor Michael Osborne is the Co-Founder of Mind Foundry an Oxford spinout that builds AI solutions to help organisations in the public and private sectors tackle high-stakes problems responsibly Subscribe so you don't miss any new episodes, releasing every Wednesday. You can sign up to Jimmy's Substack here for weekly content on the future of work, technology, and politics For more information on partnering with us please visit our partnerships page here. Also make sure you subscribe to The Shift, you can find it here on Spotify or on Apple Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/06/2339m 3s

Repost: Decoding the Secrets of the Digital World with Kathryn Parsons

Kathryn Parsons is the Co-founder & CEO of Decoded - a large provider of data and digital upskilling to large corporates in the UK. Kathryn and her team have trained half a million people in 85 cities, working with companies such as Burberry, Marks & Spencer and Nike.  Subscribe so you don't miss any new episodes, releasing every Wednesday. You can sign up to Jimmy's Substack here for weekly content on the future of work, technology, and politics For more information on partnering with us please visit our partnerships page here. Also make sure you subscribe to The Shift, you can find it here on Spotify or on Apple Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/06/2319m 18s

From Brushstrokes to Business: Exploring the Visionary Mind of Art World Innovator - Marine Tanguy

Marine Tanguy has had an unconventional rise in the art world. With no industry connections and a socialist upbringing, this London-based entrepreneur has skyrocketed to success. Leading MTArt Agency Marine has entered Forbes' 30 Under 30 list, delivered TEDx talks on art's impact and shattered expectations by running a Soho gallery at just 21. Subscribe so you don't miss any new episodes, releasing every Wednesday. You can sign up to Jimmy's Substack here for weekly content on the future of work, technology, and politics For more information on partnering with us please visit our partnerships page here. Also make sure you subscribe to The Shift, you can find it here on Spotify or on Apple Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
31/05/2344m 59s

Repost: Decisions that Shape our Lives with Dr Sarah Wood

A repost of one of our favourite episodes with Sarah Wood, the co-founder of Unruly, a global video advertising marketplace. We discuss her journey from academia to entrepreneurship, the challenges faced in building the business, and the impact of competition from tech giants. Sarah also shares her current activities, including mentoring female founders and promoting the UK tech ecosystem. We touch on the growing sectors in the industry, hiring challenges, and the importance of continuous learning.  Subscribe so you don't miss any new episodes, releasing every Wednesday. You can sign up to Jimmy's Substack here for weekly content on the future of work, technology, and politics For more information on partnering with us please visit our partnerships page here. Also make sure you subscribe to The Shift, you can find it here on Spotify or on Apple Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29/05/2317m 1s

The rise of the events and experience economy with Rebecca Kelly from VenueScanner

Follow Jimmy: Twitter Substack Instagram YouTube Jimmy's Jobs Website Without a doubt, Covid affected all of us in different ways. But it probably impacted Rebecca Kelly more than most who runs VenueScanner - a company dedicated to finding you the best venues in the UK.  An engaging episode on the challenges of covid, angel investing and why the 20th email could be the one your next investor opens.  Subscribe so you don't miss any new episodes, releasing every Wednesday. You can sign up to Jimmy's Substack here for weekly content on the future of work, technology, and politics For more information on partnering with us please visit our partnerships page here. Also make sure you subscribe to The Shift, you can find it here on Spotify or on Apple Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/05/2333m 12s

Repost: Changing The Face of Global Entrepreneurship with Izzy Obeng

A repost of one of our favourite episodes with Izzy Obeng, who left her role as a management consultant to set up an accelerator for black and ethnic minority founders.  Foundervine helps tomorrows founders shape the future running numerous programmes and partners founder with exceptional business mentorship.  Subscribe so you don't miss any new episodes, releasing every Wednesday. You can sign up to Jimmy's Substack here for weekly content on the future of work, technology, and politics For more information on partnering with us please visit our partnerships page here. Also make sure you subscribe to The Shift, you can find it here on Spotify or on Apple Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/05/2317m 16s

The 3 School Friends Who Built a Pub Empire with Three Cheers Pubs

Most south Londoners will know Three Cheers Pubs as the most handsome in England.  They host some of the best live comedy in the business, featured some of the biggest musicians such as Ed Sheeran and are now even producing their own sparkling wine. Three Cheers currently own 9 pubs which include; The Abbeville, The Avalon, The Bolingroke, The Latchmere, The Princess Victoria, The Rosendale, The Stonhouse, The Tommyfield and The Bedford.  To celebrate some of the greatest independent pubs in the business we collaborated with Three Cheers for their 20th anniversary celebration. Jimmy is joined by co-founders Tom and Mark live from the Bedford.  Subscribe so you don't miss any new episodes, releasing every Wednesday. You can sign up to Jimmy's Substack here for weekly content on the future of work, technology, and politics For more information on partnering with us please visit our partnerships page here. Also make sure you subscribe to The Shift, you can find it here on Spotify or on Apple Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/05/2345m 16s

Bonus Episode - Business Studies with Graham Ruddick

A bonus episode reposting when Jimmy appeared on Graham Ruddick's podcast - business studies. Subscribe to Graham's substack #OffToLunch here.  This episode was recorded during the Liz Truss premiership and Graham interviews Jimmy about what working in Downing Street was really like.  Subscribe so you don't miss any new episodes, releasing every Wednesday. You can sign up to Jimmy's Substack here for weekly content on the future of work, technology, and politics For more information on partnering with us please visit our partnerships page here. Also make sure you subscribe to The Shift, you can find it here on Spotify or on Apple Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/05/2320m 24s

100th Episode - Miles Jacobson: The CEO of Football Manager

This episode is brought to you by Riverside.FM - the place for recording podcasts.  Use code JOBS when signing up to Riverside here for 20% off sign up fees.  To celebrate 100 episodes of Jimmy's Jobs of the Future today we host Football Manager CEO - Miles Jacobson. Miles is one of the UK's most in demand podcast guests, having run the iconic Football Manager for 30 years. This is the first time he has been interviewed about the almost 2,000 people that make Football Manager happen. The episode also touches on government policy, how Brexit affected football and the future of the video game industry. Miles’ story is inspiring, one of someone who initially was helping a few friends and then found themselves as a CEO of one of the biggest football games of the 21st century.  Subscribe so you don't miss any new episodes, releasing every Wednesday. You can sign up to Jimmy's Substack here for weekly content on the future of work, technology, and politics For more information on partnering with us please visit our partnerships page here. Also make sure you subscribe to The Shift, you can find it here on Spotify or on Apple Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/05/231h 2m

#Moments - Pip Jamieson on mentors, angel funding and skill swapping

Pip Jamieson is the founder of The Dots - a professional network for the new world of work. Pip discusses early rounds of angel funding and how her platform supports creatives and offers skill swapping.  Subscribe so you don't miss any new episodes, releasing every Wednesday. You can sign up to Jimmy's Substack here for weekly content on the future of work, technology, and politics For more information on partnering with us please visit our partnerships page here. Also make sure you subscribe to The Shift, you can find it here on Spotify or on Apple Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/05/2312m 58s

Vice, Lad Bible & Managing the Sidemen - Jordan Schwarzenberger

There's no doubt Jordan Schwarzenberger is a visionary.  At just 25 years old he's manager of one of Europes biggest cultural online exports - the Sidemen. As if this wasn't enough, Jordan has also completed creative strategy for Frank Lampard, Ant & Dec while working with the likes of Vice and Lad Bible.  Subscribe so you don't miss any new episodes, releasing every Wednesday. You can sign up to Jimmy's Substack here for weekly content on the future of work, technology, and politics For more information on partnering with us please visit our partnerships page here. Also make sure you subscribe to The Shift, you can find it here on Spotify or on Apple Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/05/2339m 15s

#Moments - Hayden Wood on hiring talent & renting experience

Welcome to #Moments a new mini-series that celebrates and reflects on the best moments of Jimmy’s Jobs.  Today's guest is Hayden Wood from Bulb who discusses keeping your employees motivated, role rotations and a nomad programme allowing employees to work in different cities. It's strong advice that shouldn't be lost.  Subscribe so you don't miss any new episodes, releasing every Wednesday. You can sign up to Jimmy's Substack here for weekly content on the future of work, technology, and politics For more information on partnering with us please visit our partnerships page here. Also make sure you subscribe to The Shift, you can find it here on Spotify or on Apple Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/05/2312m 16s

From The Beckhams to Downing Street to Prison: The Andy Coulson Story

Our guest today is Andy Coulson, former Downing Street Director of Communications, News of the World editor and ex-prisoner serving at Her Majesty's pleasure. He’s the host of crisis what crisis podcast and the Founder of successful strategic advisory firm Coulson Partners  In this episode, Andy shares his experiences of working on the first televised debate and for those of you who are fans of the British Icon - Andy discusses being one of the first people to hear about the Beckham's engagement.  But perhaps most intriguingly, Andy gives us a glimpse into his time in prison, sharing personal anecdotes and lessons learned during time served.  Subscribe so you don't miss any new episodes, releasing every Wednesday. You can sign up to Jimmy's Substack here for weekly content on the future of work, technology, and politics For more information on partnering with us please visit our partnerships page here. Also make sure you subscribe to The Shift, you can find it here on Spotify or on Apple Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/04/2353m 20s

Serving 25 million customers: Marc Allera - CEO of the Consumer Division at BT Group

Follow Jimmy: Twitter Substack Instagram Youtube Jimmy's Jobs Website On today's episode, we have the privilege of speaking with Marc Allera, the CEO of the Consumer Division at BT Group.  BT, who owns EE, is one of the world’s leading telecommunications companies. Marc leads teams of thousands of people to make sure that we are all able to get online. The challenges are very different from those faced by the founder of a startup – challenges which Marc is familiar with after starting his career in the fledgling video games industry. Marc's wealth of experience and expertise offers views into the challenges of running a massive organisation like BT, the ethical and safeguarding considerations around AI, along with the future of sports. For more information on partnering with us please visit our partnerships page here. Also make sure you subscribe to The Shift, you can find it here on Spotify or on Apple Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/04/2349m 13s

Michelle Donelan: Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology

We are joined today by Michelle Donelan Secretary of State for Science, Innovation and Technology to discuss the future of the UK's trillion dollar tech sector. Join us as we dive into Michelle's insights on technological literacy, the impact of AI, and the importance of up-skilling in today's digital age. Together, we'll explore the question on everyone's minds: will emerging technologies replace human jobs? There’s also a great story of Michelle attending a chilli eating contest which she refused to lose.  Subscribe so you don't miss any new episodes, releasing every Wednesday. You can sign up to Jimmy's Substack here for weekly content on the future of work, technology, and politics For more information on partnering with us please visit our partnerships page here. Also make sure you subscribe to The Shift, you can find it here on Spotify or on Apple Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/04/2342m 53s

Eyes on the Prize: How Ahmed Ejaz Pivoted from Politics to Eyewear

In this episode of Jimmy's Jobs, we chat with Ahmed, founder of Cambridge Spectacle Co. Ahmed's company is based in the West Midlands and gained notoriety after sponsoring the Parenting Hell podcast. He donates a portion of each sale to St. Paul's Blind Charity, and Cambridge Spectacle Co even has stock in Asda. Ahmed previously worked for West Midlands Mayor Andy Street, and he ran for parliament in the same constituency as our Jimmy’s dad. During the conversation, Ahmed shares insights into the transferable skills between politics and entrepreneurship. He's also created a TV ad for Cambridge Spectacle Co using Fiverr for just a few hundred pounds and has featured in ads for Fiverr featuring Bukayo Saka from Arsenal. Ahmed believes that brand coordinators are the future of jobs, and he's competing with big names like Gucci and Armani in the glasses space. Subscribe so you don't miss any new episodes, releasing every Wednesday. You can sign up to Jimmy's Substack here for weekly content on the future of work, technology, and politics For more information on partnering with us please visit our partnerships page here. Also make sure you subscribe to The Shift, you can find it here on Spotify or on Apple Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/04/2335m 24s

Will Social Mobility Deliver Growth? (with BAE Systems)

Today's partner is the CBI who have championed the voice of business for over 50 years and hosted the recent Future of Work conference. Live on stage, Jimmy is joined by Ian Muldowney, Chief Operating Officer of the company’s Air division and apprentice success story Anastacia Jamfrey. BAE Systems is a British-headquartered global defence, security, and aerospace company. It's the largest defence business in Europe and employs more than 90,000 people in 40 countries. Subscribe so you don't miss any new episodes, releasing every Wednesday. You can sign up to Jimmy's Substack here for weekly content on the future of work, technology, and politics For more information on partnering with us please visit our partnerships page here. Also make sure you subscribe to The Shift, you can find it here on Spotify or on Apple Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29/03/2338m 39s

Val Miftakhov: how hydrogen will revolutionise aviation | founder of ZeroAvia

Our sponsor today is Ashore, sign up here for exclusive early access to an amazing network of homes. Joining us today is CEO of ZeroAvia - Val Miftakhov. ZeroAvia are revolutionising the aviation industry by creating zero-emission electric planes powered by hydrogen fuel cells here in the UK.  Val shares his thoughts on what it's like to be invested in by the likes of Bill Gates and Jeff Bezos plus his vision for a sustainable future.  Subscribe so you don't miss any new episodes, releasing every Wednesday. You can sign up to Jimmy's Substack here for weekly content on the future of work, technology, and politics For more information on partnering with us please visit our partnerships page here. Also make sure you subscribe to The Shift, you can find it here on Spotify or on Apple Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/03/2341m 30s

Zoe Reich: scuba diving parents, volcanology & deep tech

Zoe Reich from Octopus Ventures is not only a deep tech specialist, but also a cryptocurrency whiz who has sold her own exchange whilst on maternity leave. And if that's not impressive enough, she's also a startup mentor and a powerlifting champ.  We'll be delving into Zoe's fascinating background growing up with scuba diving parents, her passion for studying volcanoes, and her insights into the world of deep tech. Subscribe so you don't miss any new episodes, releasing every Wednesday. You can sign up to Jimmy's Substack here for weekly content on the future of work, technology, and politics For more information on partnering with us please visit our partnerships page here. Also make sure you subscribe to The Shift, you can find it here on Spotify or on Apple Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/03/2338m 39s

Ella Gilbert: Climate scientist by day, boxer by night

Recorded in November, this week’s episode is with Ella Gilbert - a climate scientist, boxer and presenter. We discuss how Ella got into science, her adventures in the Antarctic and finally boxing. When Ella isn’t around the other side of the world, she’s either competing for Islington boxing club or running her women-led boxing gym Sol-star.  Subscribe so you don't miss any new episodes, releasing every Wednesday. You can sign up to Jimmy's Substack here for weekly content on the future of work, technology, and politics For more information on partnering with us please visit our partnerships page here. Also make sure you subscribe to The Shift, you can find it here on Spotify or on Apple Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/03/2334m 7s

Charlie Blair: bringing hip-hop to care homes!

Our guest today is Charlie Blair who created The Blair Academy a social enterprise centred on healthy, happy ageing through hip hop dance.  When I started Jimmy’s Jobs, I did not expect we would be covering hip hop dancing for the eldery but the more I read about Charlie, the more impressed I was.  The Blair Academy is a culmination of Charlie's experiences as a hip-hop dancer, homeless teen, and caring for her own grandma. She has also featured on Natwest's WISE100 list, celebrating top female social entrepreneurs in the country.  Subscribe so you don't miss any new episodes, releasing every Wednesday. You can sign up to Jimmy's Substack here for weekly content on the future of work, technology, and politics For more information on partnering with us please visit our partnerships page here. Also make sure you subscribe to The Shift, you can find it here on Spotify or on Apple Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/03/2334m 37s

Blindsided: Navigating life and business with Dr. Amit Patel

Dr. Amit Patel was working as a trauma doctor when a rare condition caused him to lose his sight within 36 hours. We discuss his journey from living in darkness, disability activism to getting the fifth quickest lap time amongst the famous faces of Top Gear.  It's a particularly inspiring episode with multiple achievements included, find more on Dr Amit Patel via his website here Subscribe so you don't miss any new episodes, releasing every Wednesday. You can sign up to Jimmy's Substack here for weekly content on the future of work, technology, and politics For more information on partnering with us please visit our partnerships page here. Also make sure you subscribe to The Shift, you can find it here on Spotify or on Apple Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/02/2348m 57s

Grant Shapps - Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero

On Monday afternoon, my team and I recorded this episode with Grant Shapps who (at the time) was Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.   By the time we'd headed home and unloaded the kit Grant had a whole new position as Secretary of State for Energy Security and Net Zero.  Grant was still happy for us to release the episode in which we discuss AI, Tik Tok before touching on the Edinburgh reforms. We also move onto why Britain doesn't have a silicon valley despite having more billion dollar (unicorn) companies than France, Germany and the Netherlands put together.  Subscribe so you don't miss any new episodes, releasing every Wednesday. You can sign up to Jimmy's Substack here for weekly content on the future of work, technology, and politics For more information on partnering with us please visit our partnerships page here. Also make sure you subscribe to The Shift, you can find it here on Spotify or on Apple Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/02/2345m 20s

Breaking the mould with Darcy Laceby - Founder of Absolute Collagen

Join Jimmy's substack here for weekly insights into entrepreneur stories and the future of work, technology and politics.  Today's guest is Darcy Laceby who’s story into the world of being an entrepreneur is a fascinatingly usual one.  After discovering the benefits of collagen at 19 – through bone broth in her family kitchen, Darcy Laceby set out to bring its power to the masses. Her made-from-scratch, science-backed Absolute Collagen has recently featured as the 4th fastest growing company according to the Sunday times 100 list. Darcy was also featured as Forbes 30 Under 30 in 2022 and it’s an honour to have her on the show.  We discuss breaking the mould as a non-traditional founder, the benefits of starting a business in Birmingham, and the trend of having a third of the workforce focused on marketing. Subscribe so you don't miss any new episodes, releasing every Wednesday. You can sign up to Jimmy's Substack here for weekly content on the future of work, technology, and politics For more information on partnering with us please visit our partnerships page here. Also make sure you subscribe to The Shift, you can find it here on Spotify or on Apple Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/02/2336m 54s

Greg Marsh - From Onefinestay to Nous, helping households save money on bills

Today we sit down with the British visionary, Greg Marsh. From founding hospitality giant, Onefinestay, to creating Nous, the cost of living tool that raised $9 million in seed funding, Greg's entrepreneurial journey is packed with experience and insights. In this episode, we cover everything from the importance of being in the office to building a brand on TikTok and why the UK needs to keep its borders open for business. Find our linktree here Subscribe so you don't miss any new episodes, releasing every Wednesday. You can sign up to Jimmy's Substack here for weekly content on the future of work, technology, and politics For more information on partnering with us please visit our partnerships page here. Also make sure you subscribe to The Shift, you can find it here on Spotify or on Apple Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/02/2347m 28s

The future of Scotch Whisky

On todays episode of Jimmys Jobs we are exploring the fascinating world of whisky. From the history of the industry to its future, we take you on a journey through the production process, from the distilleries to the bottling halls.  We delve into the people and jobs that make the industry tick, and discover how the industry is changing to embrace sustainability and diversity.  Join us as we travel to Scotland and visit distilleries old and new, large companies and small, to uncover the jobs of the future in Scotch. From production to logistics and supply, to tourism and hospitality, we uncover the hidden side of whisky you never knew existed.  So grab a glass and sit back as we explore the history, the people and the future of the whisky industry. This episode was a partnership with the Scotch Whisky Association. For more information please visit our partnerships page here.  Subscribe so you don't miss any new episodes, releasing every Wednesday. You can sign up to Jimmy's Substack here for weekly content on the future of work, technology, and politics For more information on partnering with us please visit our partnerships page here. Also make sure you subscribe to The Shift, you can find it here on Spotify or on Apple Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/01/2347m 37s

Final episode of 2022 ... summing up the most extraordinary year and what comes next in 2023...

Check out our Linktree below for all handles on TikTok, YouTube, Substack and Instagram:https://linktr.ee/jimmysjobsJimmy's Jobs of the Future is a podcast that discusses the future of work and careers. The show was started during the first lockdown two years ago by a stay-at-home dad who wanted to help address the expected unemployment crisis. The show has grown since then and now has a team working on it. It originally focused on speaking with entrepreneurs about the future of jobs, but has since expanded to include a wider range of discussions about different types of jobs. The show aims to ask simple questions to reveal interesting answers about various professions and industries. In 2023, Jimmy's Jobs plans to continue exploring the future of work and helping listeners find their career paths. Jimmy's Jobs of the Future is a podcast about the future of work and careers It was started during the first lockdown two years ago by a stay-at-home dad who wanted to address the expected unemployment crisis The show has grown and now has a team working on it It originally focused on speaking with entrepreneurs about the future of jobs, but has since expanded to include a wider range of discussions about different types of jobs The show aims to ask simple questions to reveal interesting answers about various professions and industries In 2023, Jimmy's Jobs plans to continue exploring the future of work and helping listeners find their career paths The show encourages listener engagement and feedback through email It has had guests such as the Chancellor of the Exchequer and the Governor of the Bank of England The show's host reflects on the growth of the show from being recorded in a spare bedroom to having a team and a broader scope The host discusses the importance of exploring a variety of jobs and not just focusing on the most in-demand skills The show thanks its listeners and looks forward to continuing to provide helpful and interesting content in 2023. Subscribe so you don't miss any new episodes, releasing every Wednesday.You can sign up to Jimmy's Substack here for weekly content on the future of work, technology, and politicsFor more information on partnering with us please visit our partnerships page here.Also make sure you subscribe to The Shift, you can find it here on Spotify or on Apple Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/12/2220m 23s

From Car Boot to Boardroom - Working at Microsoft for 40 years - Jean-Phillipe Courtois

In this episode, I interviewed Jean Phillipe Courtois, one of Microsoft's first employees outside of the US. He joined the company in 1984 and now reports directly to CEO Satya Nadella. We discussed his personal journey, the foundation he created to inspire young entrepreneurs, and the work being done to develop tech careers in the UK. This episode was filmed in partnership with Microsoft, above their flagship store in Oxford Circus. It was a great experience and an even better episode.In this episode we discuss: - What is your role at Microsoft - As the only person on the leadership team who is not from the US, what does your role involve? - What was your first role at MicrosoftWhen you started, how did you explain what software was to somebody that hadn't come across computers? - Did you sell computers from the back of your car with Bill Gates? - In 38 years, what are some of the different roles that you've held at different points?  - What kind of changes have you seen along the way? - If you were 22 in 2022, where would you be starting your career? - How do you keep entrepreneurship alive within a company the size of Microsoft?  - How has France changed as a startup nation and why? - Does France have a word for an entrepreneur? - Your advice to people that are starting their career at Microsoft  - What is Microsoft's responsibility in promoting inclusivity? - Do you think you can teach entrepreneurship? - Tell us about your foundation - How do you deal with tough times and stay strong? - How have you found it transitioning to a public-facing role at Microsoft? - What is your favorite episode of your own podcast? - What are your thoughts on the recent trend of large companies laying off staff and the impact on those who have been laid off? - Where do you see the future of games in entertainment going? - Where do you see the metaverse going? - How can someone build a strong brand on LinkedIn and maximize its potential for their career? - What's your favorite book or one that's inspired you on your journey? Subscribe so you don't miss any new episodes, releasing every Wednesday.You can sign up to Jimmy's Substack here for weekly content on the future of work, technology, and politicsFor more information on partnering with us please visit our partnerships page here.Also make sure you subscribe to The Shift, you can find it here on Spotify or on Apple Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/12/2248m 38s

Art, Industry and Climate Change: The 450 Tonne Art Project - Patrick O’Mahony - Part 2

This episode is the second part of our conversation with Patrick O’Mahony, Creative Director of NEWSUBSTANCE.  This episode is all about their ambitious project ‘See Monster’ in Weston-Super-Mare. Part of the Unboxed Festival, it’s an old gas platform (think ‘oil rig’) converted into a public space to inspire conversations around climate change and renewables. We went there to film these two episodes and the sheer scale of the project blew me away. It is one of the greatest pieces of industrial theatre that I have ever seen and a wonderful example of British creativity.  Listen to our first episode with Patrick to get a wider backstory on him and his company NEWSUBSTANCE. In this episode we discuss: How See Monster came to be. Where the creative vision started. How do you transport a gas platform from the Netherlands to Weston-Super-Mare? Scoping a project on this scale.  How will sustainability and creative design develop in the future? Where did the idea for the waterfall come from? The future of pop-up installations Subscribe so you don't miss any new episodes, releasing every Wednesday.You can sign up to Jimmy's Substack here for weekly content on the future of work, technology, and politicsFor more information on partnering with us please visit our partnerships page here.Also make sure you subscribe to The Shift, you can find it here on Spotify or on Apple Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/12/2234m 29s

From Uni Clubs to Drones at Buckingham Palace - Patrick O’Mahony - Creative Director NEWSUBSTANCE

This episode sees us go to one of the UK’s most ambitious art projects - See Monster, down in Weston-Super-Mare near Bristol.  This is a gas platform or perhaps more commonly known as oil rig, repurposed into an interactive environment to explore and inspire conversations around Climate Change and renewables. We caught up with the Artistic Director of this Project- Patrick O’Mahony- and record this episode in their custom-built podcast studio overlooking the See Monster project itself.  I first came across Patrick when his drone show appeared over Buckingham Palace for the Queen’s Jubilee and thought- now that is a job of the future and I HAVE to interview him. That company is called New Substance.  This episode is the first time on the show with someone from the creative industries - so we talk through Patrick’s story and he came to lead his 50-person team in Leeds.  We talk about how he started out at University, what it was like working at Buckingham Palace as well as how the art and events industries have changed over the past decade.  Look out next week for episode 2 of this interview where we do a deep dive into the See Monster project itself.  In this episode we talk about: How does Patrick describe what he does? What’s the coolest project he’s worked on? The pressure of working at Buckingham Palace - and could he really enjoy the moment? His fleet of 2,500 drones. How he came about making a huge drone Corgi for the Queen’s Jubilee How his career started in university.  His favorite projects he has worked on. The changes in the events space over the past two decades Subscribe so you don't miss any new episodes, releasing every Wednesday.You can sign up to Jimmy's Substack here for weekly content on the future of work, technology, and politicsFor more information on partnering with us please visit our partnerships page here.Also make sure you subscribe to The Shift, you can find it here on Spotify or on Apple Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/12/2250m 8s

How Founders can inspire their teams and what NOT to ask in an interview - Laura Willming - Head of Portfolio talent - Octopus Ventures

One of the biggest issues founders face is finding amazing talent - it’s one thing to have an idea, but to build it you need talented people on your team. What’s the best way to do it? Where is the best place to go? How has the pandemic changed it? How do you maintain a culture with a new team working in a hybrid format.  We had the terrific opportunity to speak to someone who thinks about this more than anyone else,  Laura Wilming, Head of Portfolio Talent at Octopus Ventures.  They are part of the wider Octopus Group who are eight entrepreneurially minded companies who are together focused on investing in the people, ideas and industries that will change the world, they are also a long term backer of this podcast  Laura’s job is to oversee people and talent for all of the Octopus Ventures portfolio and so is a treasure trove of information about working, hiring and growing within startups: how to prepare for job interviews (whether you are hiring or trying to be hired!).  We speak about the importance of having a professional network, the skills and jobs to look out for in the future, such as the increase in roles like Chief of Staff in start ups  Laura spent several years working with start-ups in New York, notably at Harry’s razors, where she helped build the team to several hundred across the world.  And, whilst still a student, she interned with Brewdog, being one of the first 8 to work there well before it became the globally recognized brand it is today. I always say each guest is a fascinating episode - todays episode is no exception, but perhaps it is one of our most practical too … For weekly information on the topics mentioned in the show sign up for the Octopus Ventures newsletter here.  In this episode we discuss: What exactly she does at Octopus Ventures as Head of Portfolio Talent. What does Octopus Ventures do? What her advice is to startups who have just raised capital.  Her hiring advice from when startups become scaleups. The most common advice she gives to pre-seed founders  When you should hire C-suite level talent.  The best methods to hire the best talent.  How long founders should spend on hiring.  How the pandemic has impacted hiring and creating culture.  How can founders inspire their team - and this amazing example. What questions you should ask in an interview and how to not fall into bias traps. How to speed up your hiring process.  Laura's story from Brewdog to Harry's razors.  If Laura was 22 in 2022 what would she do? Should entrepreneurs hire a chief of staff? The best startup job title she was ever seen - Director of Ideas! The content  Subscribe so you don't miss any new episodes, releasing every Wednesday.You can sign up to Jimmy's Substack here for weekly content on the future of work, technology, and politicsFor more information on partnering with us please visit our partnerships page here.Also make sure you subscribe to The Shift, you can find it here on Spotify or on Apple Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
30/11/2251m 24s

Matt Clifford - How to be a Founder and Why we shouldn't recreate Silicon Valley

This year has seen Jimmy’s Jobs talk to some of the most influential minds in the UK. From Rishi Sunak and Andrew Bailey right through to Martha Lane Fox, these are the thinkers and shapers of the British economy, the voices that generate headlines and shape the national debate.  Today’s guest is a worthy addition to this list- Matt Clifford is the founder of Entrepreneur First - a unique institution in the UK economy that backs entrepreneurs for who they are as much as their ideas.  We had Matt’s co-founder, Alice Bentinck, on the show late last year and since then the pair have written a book - “How to be a Founder” has since become one of my go-to recommendations and I thoroughly recommend it. Matt has recently taken up a new position as CEO and Chair of the new Advanced Research and Invention Agency- or ARIA for short - where he’ll oversee the funding of transformational UK science and technology.  It is based on the DARPA model from the United States which was so influential behind the founding of Silicon Valley.  We talk a bit in this show about the UK recreating Silicon Valley, and it’s a theme that I am picking up this week in my Times column.  I will be republishing that through my email newsletter on substack this week, just check the link below to sign up. In this episode we discuss: How to be a Founder- why did he write the book? Finding your edge. Being elite but not elitist. Getting underprivileged people into entrepreneurship. The myths of what makes an entrepreneur. The competition for investors in the VC industry. Matt’s thoughts on the wider technology ecosystem.  How will the pandemic change the world of entrepreneurship? Building co-founding relationships remotely. What will be the effects of this year’s political issues in building the UK economy.  What is ARIA - the Advanced Research and Invention Agency. How the UK can become less silo’d between academia, policy and business.  Building talent outside the ‘golden triangle’.  What are the most exciting places of innovation in the UK?  The pressure of being such a big name in the business industry. Why willpower is rechargeable and the danger of valourising founders. The collision of biology and software Subscribe so you don't miss any new episodes, releasing every Wednesday.You can sign up to Jimmy's Substack here for weekly content on the future of work, technology, and politicsFor more information on partnering with us please visit our partnerships page here.Also make sure you subscribe to The Shift, you can find it here on Spotify or on Apple Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/11/2259m 1s

Nigel Verdon - Railsr - Why Fintech is dead and the Great Bitcoin Experiment

Recorded in October, this week’s episode is with Nigel Verdon- Founder of Railsr (formerly known as Railsbank) who are pioneering something called ‘Embedded finance’ - best described as the financial layer of the internet. Founding a startup is stressful, difficult and often painful at times - one of the most important skills of a founder, as many previous guests have said, is resilience. And after going through it once, you would understand if someone never wanted to go through it all again… Nigel, however, has started not one, not two but three businesses - giving him an expert view on the challenges entrepreneurs face at different stages on their journey. We’ll talk in this episode about why you need to hire different types of people at different times, the difference between builders and operators & why Fintech may disappear.  The topics we discuss in this episode are: Why Nigel rebranded from Railsbank to Railsr What is embedded finance? What is the future of FinTech? The future of currency and crypto - the great experiment of Bitcoin. How curiosity drove him to start a THIRD startup. The access to fast finance that embedded finance will power and how it's driving new experiences in sports. Nigel’s advice to new entrepreneurs. Nigel’s advice to himself aged 25 - don’t fail your A-Levels! Deciding to break into FinTech.  Jobs of the Future- the biggest learnings on hirings through 3 huge companies. The thesis of Builders and Operators. Giving back to the FinTech ecosystem. Subscribe so you don't miss any new episodes, releasing every Wednesday.You can sign up to Jimmy's Substack here for weekly content on the future of work, technology, and politicsFor more information on partnering with us please visit our partnerships page here.Also make sure you subscribe to The Shift, you can find it here on Spotify or on Apple Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/11/2241m 18s

Tania Boler- Elvie and the rise of the $50billion Femtech sector

Today’s guest is someone I have wanted to interview for a very long time. Tania Boler founded the female technology firm Elvie around a decade ago and last year they raised a whopping £70m series C funding round.  But that figure has an even greater significance than the size alone- in 2012, the Femtech sector raised just $62 million in its entirety. In 10 years, that represents amazing growth and presents a hopeful picture for the future of female-first industries. Elvie represents an amazing entrepreneurial story and we discuss what has happened in the last 10 years to inspire such investor confidence, how Elvie has pulled off some of the most daring PR stunts, as well as the future of jobs in femtech. We also talk about how to gain cult status as a brand and the skills of the future that make you stand out. In this episode we discuss: What’s in a name- where did Elvie come from? The monumental changes in the Femtech sector.  Tania’s unusual background for an entrepreneur - working for NGOs. Working at the UN. The impact of her Innovate UK grant. How important is the media in the context of Female technology- and why Elvie runs provocative PR campaigns. Building a community. Some ideas that haven’t made it out yet? Why everyone thought she was crazy in the early days. How to become a cult favourite. How we can improve the production of female founders. What are the future jobs in Elvie? The roles she never thought she’d hire. How to work in strategy. Why she set up another office in Bristol. What does the future look like for Elvie? What’s her advice for entrepreneurs looking to raise money? The key books to read if you’re a founder Where to learn about the FemTech sector? Pass the mic - Hannah Thompson The Joy Club Subscribe so you don't miss any new episodes, releasing every Wednesday.You can sign up to Jimmy's Substack here for weekly content on the future of work, technology, and politicsFor more information on partnering with us please visit our partnerships page here.Also make sure you subscribe to The Shift, you can find it here on Spotify or on Apple Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/11/2248m 35s

Simon Kuper: The Economics of the Football World Cup

The economics of football are immense, intricate, and understood by few - with weekly wages in the hundreds of thousands, and player transfers in the hundreds of millions. One of those few is Simon Kuper, today’s guest and author of Soccernomics - the seminal book on how the money flows in football and one of my favourite books of all time.  He is releasing an updated version of the book prior to the world cup in Qatar later this month - he came on Jimmy's Jobs to discuss why this will be such a tightly contested tournament, the significance of it being held in Qatar and why it actually hasn’t cost $220billion as many outlets have reported… We also discuss the wider economics of football such as the jobs it has created, whether will we ever see the first billion-pound player and why we should feel sorry for footballers.  Simon is one of the most interesting people I have ever met and I hope you enjoy listening to the most on-brand 'Jimmy McLoughlin' podcasts we've ever made. You can up to Jimmy's substack here for weekly content on the future of work, technology, and politics. In this episode we discuss: How he describes himself at a party. The republishing of Soccernomics- the changes in the economics of football since he wrote the book 10 years ago.  The economics of the Football World Cup.  The significance of Qatar hosting the world cup. Will we see protests at the world cup? How is social media impacting the economics of football? Which footballers have had the most interesting post-career jobs? The future of non-playing jobs in football. The myth of the omnipotent manager and why football was modelled on the army.  When will we see the first female manager in the Premier League? Why capital cities aren’t successful at winning European Cups- and when will PSG win it? Will we see the first billion-pound player? How does the branding of a player impact the value of them? Which clubs have had the best transfer policy? The next frontier of football post-data. What Messi does off the ball. Who is the greatest player of all time? The compensation phenomenon and the dilemma of being a footballer. The new ownership structure of Chelsea and Todd Boehly.  Who will win the World Cup? Subscribe so you don't miss any new episodes, releasing every Wednesday.You can sign up to Jimmy's Substack here for weekly content on the future of work, technology, and politicsFor more information on partnering with us please visit our partnerships page here.Also make sure you subscribe to The Shift, you can find it here on Spotify or on Apple Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/11/2242m 35s

Martha Lane Fox - Why I regret Desert Island Discs and How to use Twitter like a CEO

You can up to Jimmy's substack here for weekly content on the future of work, technology, and politics. If I were to read today’s guest’s entire CV, I would fill this entire episode description.  Martha Lane Fox is a name that speaks for itself - she is one of the defining figures in 21st century British Entpreneurship, best known for founding lastminute.com. She has since dedicated her career to a life in the public realm, becoming the youngest female member of the House of Lords and recently becoming the Chancellor of the Open University.  As you can hear Martha had a bit of a sore throat at time of recording but persevered to give us her unique insights on the future of the British Economy, the biggest changes in hiring in the past few decades and why she regrets Desert Island Discs. In a momentous week for British Politics, Rishi Sunak has become the newest British PM - you may remember we interviewed him back in January when he was Chancellor. It was one of the most revealing interviews he’s ever given. We covered mental health, the challenge of being a new parent and much much more- you check it out on our website at www.jobsofthefuture.co. Subscribe so you don't miss any new episodes, releasing every Wednesday.You can sign up to Jimmy's Substack here for weekly content on the future of work, technology, and politicsFor more information on partnering with us please visit our partnerships page here.Also make sure you subscribe to The Shift, you can find it here on Spotify or on Apple Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/10/2247m 30s

Ben Houchen - From 200/1 underdog to Tees Valley Mayor.

Our guest today is Ben Houchen, Mayor of the Tees Valley since 2017. When he first ran, his odds were 200/1 but he has gone on to become the Conservative politician with the largest electoral mandate in the North of England. Born in Teesside, you can hear Ben’s passion for his area - after growing up there and seeing no real change he is on a mission to bring huge-scale businesses into the region- and he’s succeeding.  We asked him what the job of a mayor entails and his plans for rebuilding the Tees Valley, his thoughts on the Mini budget, and the importance of being true to your word as a politician.In this episode we discuss:  How pleased he was to see the 45p tax cut scrapped What is the job of the Mayor? Not what you see in Hollywood! What has surprised him most about being Mayor? What does success look like- what makes a ‘good’ mayor? How do you reposition an area for a new type of work? What does he want the Tees Valley to be known for? The exciting companies in Tees Valley we might not have heard of What are ‘investment zones’ and how to create them. What does ‘Dreamland’ look like? What’s Ben’s ‘secret sauce’?   What was the moment Ben decided to stand for Mayor? And how he accidentally won! The use of modern technology in running a political campaign. Subscribe so you don't miss any new episodes, releasing every Wednesday.You can sign up to Jimmy's Substack here for weekly content on the future of work, technology, and politicsFor more information on partnering with us please visit our partnerships page here.Also make sure you subscribe to The Shift, you can find it here on Spotify or on Apple Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/10/2235m 23s

Tom Rowley - Quitting The Economist to start London's newest bookshop - Backstory 📚 📚

Our guest today is Tom Rowley, owner of Backstory, London’s newest independent bookstore situated in the heart of Balham.  As a  journalist-turned-bookseller, his journey has led to him writing for some of the most recognizable names in the press like The Economist, The Washington Post, and The Daily Telegraph. He originally started Backstory as a market stall and after the pandemic decided to take the plunge and make it a real shop, his fulltime job and fulfill his lifelong dream: recommending books to people from all walks of life. We ask him about the future of the high street, why people from Estonia flock to his website to buy books and how he managed to crowdfund over £25k to make his dream come true!  And of course, make sure you listen to the end to hear which book a man with access to over 3500 books recommends! Subscribe so you don't miss any new episodes, releasing every Wednesday. You can sign up to Jimmy's Notebook here. Once again thank you to our series partner Octopus Group, a collection of 8 entrepreneurially minded businesses that look to back the people, ideas, and industries that will change the world. Why he quit his dream job at the economist Where did the name Backstory come from The moment he announced he was creating London’s newest bookshop How his newsletter powered his journey The business model of the Bookshop- and the dreaded A-word Creating a bar and bookshop in one Building a community hub with the space Tom’s vision about the future of highstreet- and why they’re shipping books even to Estonia His plans for the future How he crowdfunded £25,000 to set up the shop What he looks for in people to work in the bookshop His lowest moments in his journey What he would differently if he was starting again? How he chooses what books makes it in store The most interesting person he interviewed at the Economist. A very dangerous question… What’s his favourite book? Subscribe so you don't miss any new episodes, releasing every Wednesday.You can sign up to Jimmy's Substack here for weekly content on the future of work, technology, and politicsFor more information on partnering with us please visit our partnerships page here.Also make sure you subscribe to The Shift, you can find it here on Spotify or on Apple Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/10/2248m 31s

Cracking the code of hybrid working - Dan Bladen - Kadence

Our guest today is Dan Bladen, the founder of Kadence, an online software helping manage hybrid workspaces. When I first met Dan in Number 10, he was running his wireless charging business - Chargify - until the pandemic decimated everything he had built. In the years since, Dan has become a thought leader in the future of work, with his silicon valley startup, Kadence, backed by Intel and Hewlett Packard to name a few.  In this episode, we talk about how Dan pivoted from a hardware business to software, why the current form of hybrid working is doomed to fail and how his faith makes him comfortable with taking risks. And of course, make sure you listen to the end to hear which book changed his life. Also make sure you subscribe to The Shift- you can find it here on Spotify or on Apple Podcasts. You can sign up to Jimmy's Notebook here. Once again thank you to our series partner Octopus Group, a collection of 8 entrepreneurially minded businesses that look to back the people, ideas, and industries that will change the world.In this episode we talk about: How the pandemic decimated his first startup- and how he shifted from a Hardware business to Software. How his background as a musician and love of Peloton resulted in the name Kadence. The importance of Rhythm in building our working lives. Why did it take a whole pandemic for us to take the future of work seriously? Building for the connected age. What does the future of work look like to Dan- will we ever get an answer or will we always keep changing our desires? The framework of hybrid working - and why the current form of hybrid working is doomed to fail. Why do US and UK workers have such different views of the office? What is Silicon Valley’s attitude to the office in particular? Kadence’s all-star lineup of investors - and did they follow him through the pivot?  How his faith makes him very comfortable with taking risks. The attitude to religion in the US vs UK startup cultures. An inspiring piece of content -  Andy Crouch - The Life We're Looking For Subscribe so you don't miss any new episodes, releasing every Wednesday.You can sign up to Jimmy's Substack here for weekly content on the future of work, technology, and politicsFor more information on partnering with us please visit our partnerships page here.Also make sure you subscribe to The Shift, you can find it here on Spotify or on Apple Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
05/10/2241m 59s

Why Government must reset its relationship with business - Alex Depledge - RESI

Today's episode sees the return of Alex Depledge, CEO and co-founder of RESI.Not only is she one of the UK's most impressive female entrepreneurs, she previously came on Jimmy's Jobs in our second season.Our show has grown massively since then and so has RESI- so we thought we'd catch up and do another episode about the founding of RESI and their business journey along the way.We also cover how people can insulate their homes and renovate them in the most environmentally friendly way possible. We also delve into why the government must reset its relationship with businesses. Alex is part of Liz Truss's taskforce for Fast Growth Female Enterprises so when she says that relationship is at an all-time low, she isn't kidding. Make sure you subscribe so you don't miss any new episodes, released every Wednesday. You can sign up to Jimmy's Notebook here. Once again thank you to our series partner Octopus Group, a collection of 8 entrepreneurially minded businesses that look to back the people, ideas, and industries that will change the world. In this episode with Alex we talk about: Where did the name RESI come from? Where did the idea for it start? What does RESI do? How do customers discover RESI? How COVID helped RESI be accepted by consumers The technology that helps RESI visualise builds How many builds has RESI done so far? What do RESI consumers most benefit from?  RESI’s increasing focus on the environment. Alex’s advice to entrepreneurs looking to raise money. The next stages of where RESI goes. The key skills of an entrepreneur and how RESI hires for them. What makes a good Business Development hire Where does resilience come into being an entrepreneur? Have we started to ignore macroeconomic shocks as there have been so many? Why the new government needs to reset its relationship with business. Pass the mic- the female entrepreneurs that really impress Alex.  If Alex was 22 in 2022, what sector would she work in? A piece of content that Alex finds inspiring. A quote she lives by.    Subscribe so you don't miss any new episodes, releasing every Wednesday.You can sign up to Jimmy's Substack here for weekly content on the future of work, technology, and politicsFor more information on partnering with us please visit our partnerships page here.Also make sure you subscribe to The Shift, you can find it here on Spotify or on Apple Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/09/2235m 20s

Netflix of Children’s Books - Simon & Charlene Hood -Sooper Books 📚 Husband and wife co-founders

Today's guests are Simon Hood and Charlene Mitchell-Hood, the Founders of Sooper Books - an online children's book platform transforming the way parents and kids engage with reading. It has even been described as the Netflix for children’s books. They currently have over 1 million monthly users on their website and rank #1 on Google for bedtime stories in over 50 countries, attracting the attention of Penguin, Disney, BBC, Netflix, and Harper Collins. This episode is their first ever podcast and we talk about how they took the leap from traditional city jobs to launching their own startup, how they grew the business to 1 million monthly users in just 6 weeks and their new campaign to get kids reading for free. Quitting their full-time jobs to pursue their passion was only the tip of the iceberg.  The market was competitive and dominated by publishing giants unwilling to change- through their disruptive approach using analytics and audience retention, they were able to overcome burnout and build a double Emmy-winning and Grammy-nominated team. This is a fascinating episode - make sure you listen to the end to hear their thoughts on the future of jobs in publishing. Make sure you subscribe so you don't miss any new episodes, released every Wednesday. You can sign up to Jimmy's Notebook here. Once again thank you to our series partner Octopus Group, a collection of 8 entrepreneurially minded businesses that look to back the people, ideas, and industries that will change the world. In this episode we talk to Simon and Charlene about: How did they come up with the name Sooper Books? Their journey from big city jobs to starting the business. Going from zero to 1 million views in just 6 weeks. The moment they decided to quit their full-time jobs.  How bringing data into reading is changing the publishing industry.  The formula they use to create infinite storylines. What it's like to be Husband and Wife co-founders- and why the work-life balance becomes even more crucial. Where are the jobs of the future in publishing? The first hires of their business. Their plans for the future and building the Netflix for Children’s books Why did they do a round of Angel investing? How you can read for free everyday with Sooper Books. Their inspiration from Roald Dahl. Subscribe so you don't miss any new episodes, releasing every Wednesday.You can sign up to Jimmy's Substack here for weekly content on the future of work, technology, and politicsFor more information on partnering with us please visit our partnerships page here.Also make sure you subscribe to The Shift, you can find it here on Spotify or on Apple Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/09/2238m 54s

Code First Girls - Anna Brailsford - one million coding opportunities

Today's guest is Anna Brailsford, the CEO of Code First Girls, a UK-based coding school giving free coding education to women. They have just raised £4.5m and are using it to create 1 million learning opportunities for women . Code First Girls was set up to alleviate the colossal gender gap that exists in coding. It is actually quite frightening: 93% of all professional tech developers identify as men.The consequences of this are very real too - GCHQ has partnered with Code First Girls to improve their diversity in order to tackle threats ranging from foreign states to child online safety.With coding guaranteed to be one of THE jobs of the future, this is a fascinating episode with the woman in charge of making sure that everyone can access this vital skill set. Make sure you subscribe so you don't miss any new episodes, releasing every wednesday.You can sign up to Jimmy's Notebook here.Once again thank you to our series partner Octopus Group, a collection of 8 entrepreneurially minded businesses that look to back the people, ideas and industries that will change the world.In this episode with Anna we discuss:  Code First Girls - Where did the name come from?Why the name is beloved by the CFG community How big the CFG community has grown to become a global community How do they define coding as a skill? The challenge of explaining coding to a 10-year-old Anna’s career-long passion for ed-tech inspired by her mum’s entrepreneurial lifestyle Important skills people need to have for the future If Anna was 22 in 2022 what sector would she look to work inAnd why you don’t need a computer science degree The difference between being a CEO versus a founder and what makes an entrepreneurAnd why forgiving yourself is so important Code First Girl’s huge news announcement… a £4.5m raise and a £1 billion economic opportunity for women. What jobs are CFG hiring for? Why having more women in our security services makes the UK harder to attack. Their collaboration with BAE systems Why has coding been dominated by men in the past? How did Anna find female mentors? Anna’s advice for young people graduating now: Understand your own worth and realise that not everything comes at once. What book would she recommend - Black Box Thinking by Matthew Syed Pass the mic- other female entrepreneurs that deserve more spotlight - Michelle Kennedy Subscribe so you don't miss any new episodes, releasing every Wednesday.You can sign up to Jimmy's Substack here for weekly content on the future of work, technology, and politicsFor more information on partnering with us please visit our partnerships page here.Also make sure you subscribe to The Shift, you can find it here on Spotify or on Apple Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/09/2235m 38s

💥💥 Season 6 Launch 💥💥 PensionBee - Romi Savova - Transforming Lives and the Pension Industry

The brand new series of Jimmy's Jobs of the Future is here - and you're going to love it.We're launching with one of the most inspiring UK entrepreneurial stories with Romi Savova from PensionBee. In series 5 we talked to some of the biggest institutions in the UK, including the Bank of England and the next Prime Minister of the UK, Liz Truss. In this series we are going back to our roots with a female founder who has taken a business from seed funding right through to IPO, transforming lives and the pension industry with it.  Make sure you subscribe so you don't miss any new episodes, including next week's guest Anna Brailsford, CEO of Code First Girls.You can sign up to Jimmy's Notebook here.Once again thank you to our series partner Octopus Group, a collection of 8 entrepreneurially minded businesses that look to back the people, ideas and industries that will change the world.In this episode, we talk with Romi about: Where did the name PensionBee come from?  The early stages of PensionBee- how she raised such a large seed round. The first hires Romi made and why this was always made with the ecosystem in mind. Her lifelong passion for pensions. Transforming lives with the biggest financial decisions of their life. Where has Romi made hires where she didn’t expect to? Transforming pension marketing. How Romi brings in the value of love into the workplace. The distinctive culture and how that attracts certain types of talent- but also may repel others. Taking her children to the listing on the London Stock Exchange. How did she deal with the pandemic? Adapting her own skillset. Changing from a big finance background to a solo entrepreneur- what skills did she learn and what did she leave behind?  The rise of ESG investing and why it is getting even more necessary. How the government can help entrepreneurial journeys- and why that means government stability. If she was starting now, what would’ve been the greatest help to the entrepreneurial ecosystem? Balancing children and taking a business from seed to IPO. What content does she find most inspiring? Pass the mic- Seen On Screen founder, Bonnie Lister Parsons.  Subscribe so you don't miss any new episodes, releasing every Wednesday.You can sign up to Jimmy's Substack here for weekly content on the future of work, technology, and politicsFor more information on partnering with us please visit our partnerships page here.Also make sure you subscribe to The Shift, you can find it here on Spotify or on Apple Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/09/2253m 7s

Freddie Fforde, Patch, how to work between the office and home. 1st live episode (bonus)

In August we hosted the first-ever live show of Jimmy's Jobs of the Future at The Selkirk in Tooting.It was amazing to see so many listeners in real life and the whole evening was an unforgettable experience and milestone in the journey of the show. We can't do it all again soon. This episode is the recording of the live show to give you a taste of what you may have missed out on: a brilliant discussion with Patch Founder Freddie Fforde.Freddie is an inspiring entrepreneur looking to solve the office Vs work-from-home dilemma by offering something of a middle ground- Work Near Home.  It's a great concept and in a world of increasingly polarised extremes it's nice to see sometimes the solution to a complex issue is down the middle of the road. We're releasing this as an extended teaser for our new season that is launching on Wednesday 7th September - subscribe to make sure you don't miss it! Subscribe so you don't miss any new episodes, releasing every Wednesday.You can sign up to Jimmy's Substack here for weekly content on the future of work, technology, and politicsFor more information on partnering with us please visit our partnerships page here.Also make sure you subscribe to The Shift, you can find it here on Spotify or on Apple Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/09/2237m 10s

💥💥The news you've been waiting for... Season 6 Trailer - PensionBee, Code First Girls and going on the road...

It's the news you've been waiting for...The new series of Jimmy's Jobs will launch next Wednesday 7th September.Last season was a recording-breaking season for Jimmy's Jobs, starting with the Governor of the Bank of England and finishing with the candidates to be Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss. This new series I'm kicking off with one of the most incredible female founders in Romi Savova, CEO and co-founder of PensionBee. It's a remarkable journey, going from seed to IPO in less than a decade and it's a fabulous discussion about her compelling story as well as how they innovated in part due to their way of hiring...Later in the series, we're talking to other amazing guests like Anna Brailsford from Code First Girls, Tania Boler from Elvie and Paul Bate from the UK Space Agency. And finally, thank you the Listeners for spreading the word about this show and making the Jimmy's Jobs community what it is today. We'll have a teaser episode of our first ever live show this Saturday before the series starts in earnest on Wednesday. Subscribe so you don't miss any new episodes, releasing every Wednesday.You can sign up to Jimmy's Substack here for weekly content on the future of work, technology, and politicsFor more information on partnering with us please visit our partnerships page here.Also make sure you subscribe to The Shift, you can find it here on Spotify or on Apple Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/09/224m 36s

Rishi Sunak- Next 🇬🇧 PM Hustings

Welcome to the last two episodes of our 5th season. On Friday, I hosted the conservative leader hustings in Eastbourne and got to ask the candidates, Liz Truss and Rishi Sunak, their thoughts on the future of the economy and how the jobs of the future will play into their mandate. For the first time ever on a podcast, we are democratising these interviews for the wider public to hear, splitting the two candidates across two separate episodes.  This is our second podcast from the event, this time with Rishi Sunak, who has incidentally been on Jimmy’s Jobs before in January.  In this interview, I ask Rishi how he is going to help businesses keep the lights on and what he most admires in his opponent, Liz. This series has been the biggest yet for Jimmy’s Jobs- launching with the Governor of the Bank of England and ending with the future Prime Minister (whoever that may be). We also hosted our first live event where it was so amazing to see you all in person. We’ll be returning after a short break with our 6th series, where we’ll be hoping to reach even dizzier heights!  As always, thanks for listening.  Questions we ask Rishi Sunak: What is his pitch to the generation of voters that have only ever known crisis? How he will protect businesses from rising energy bills and keep the lights on? How will Rishi encourage people back into the workforce? Of all the decisions he made as a minister, what is the one that he would approach differently now? What was the moment Rishi decided to step into the arena and be a parliamentary candidate? If he was 22 in 2022, what sectors would she go into? His advice on raising daughters- that he covered in our original interview! What does Rishi think is his opponent’s greatest strength? Rishi then answers a series of questions from members of the audience, on topics ranging from cryptocurrency to transparency in government.  Subscribe so you don't miss any new episodes, releasing every Wednesday.You can sign up to Jimmy's Substack here for weekly content on the future of work, technology, and politicsFor more information on partnering with us please visit our partnerships page here.Also make sure you subscribe to The Shift, you can find it here on Spotify or on Apple Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/08/2236m 8s

Liz Truss- Conservative Leader Hustings - Who will be the Future Prime Minister?

Welcome to the last two episodes of our 5th season. On Friday, I hosted the conservative leader hustings in Eastbourne and got to ask the candidates, Liz Truss and Rishi Sunak, their thoughts on the future of the economy and how the jobs of the future will play into their mandate. For the first time ever on a podcast, we are democratising these interviews for the wider public to hear, splitting the two candidates across two separate episodes.  And, just like in the real event, first up is Liz Truss.  We ask Liz a wide range of topics from how she will better help scale-ups to what her favourite podcast is- all the while trying to steer the conversation towards more than just tax… As you may have seen in the news, Liz's Q&A with the audience was interrupted by protestors, which we have for obvious reasons edited out. Otherwise, the interview is the same as it was live.  This series has been the biggest yet for Jimmy’s Jobs- launching with the Governor of the Bank of England and ending with the future Prime Minister (whoever that may be). We also hosted our first live event where it was so amazing to see you all in person. We’ll be returning after a short break with our 6th series, where we’ll be hoping to reach even dizzier heights!  As always, thanks for listening.  Questions we ask Liz Truss: What is her pitch to the generation of voters that have only ever known crisis? How she will protect businesses from rising energy bills? What was the moment she decided to step into the arena and be a parliamentary candidate? How will she encourage people back into the workforce? If she was 22 in 2022, what sectors would she go into? Britain is the best place in the world to start a business- but what more will she do to help scale ups? How would she improve share ownership in the UK? What her favourite podcast is? What does she think is her opponent’s greatest strength? What is her advice on raising two daughters in the 21st Century? Liz then answers a series of questions from members of the audience, on topics ranging from how to get disabled people into work to the climate crisis. Subscribe so you don't miss any new episodes, releasing every Wednesday.You can sign up to Jimmy's Substack here for weekly content on the future of work, technology, and politicsFor more information on partnering with us please visit our partnerships page here.Also make sure you subscribe to The Shift, you can find it here on Spotify or on Apple Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/08/2235m 7s

Teach First founder - Brett Wigortz - Creating the Largest Public Graduate Recruiter in the UK -

How do you define an entrepreneur? I think this is one of the most interesting questions and one that has serious effects for public policy.Are you an entrepreneur when you start hiring people? Is a freelancer an entrepreneur? Or, in fact, is anyone who starts any organisation an entrepreneur?Brett Wigdortz, today's guest, is a great example of blurring the boundaries of these definitions. He founded Teach First nearly 20 years ago to solve the public policy issue of getting more ambitious graduates to start their careers in teaching. It has been a tremendous success and is still the largest public sector graduate recruiter in the UK. We talk to Brett about the journey of founding Teach First and why now he is aiming to solve the childcare sector with his new venture, Tiney.  This is our penultimate episode in our 5th series, with it all culminating next week in our interviews with the candidates to be the next British Prime Minister, Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss. In this episode with Brett we talk about: How being a football referee taught him to ignore others when they’re rude to you. Creating the largest graduate recruiter in the UK- and where did the name Teach First come from? The cultural change that was achieved by Teach First. How he worked with the government to get the project started. The challenge of creating Tiney - and stepping back from such a huge project of Teach First.  The latent sexism in addressing early years care. The Airbnb of childcare. Choosing to create a venture-backed company, not a charity- why did he do it differently? Structuring his year off and how to decide what to do next. If Brett was 22 in 2022 where he would choose to work? What does he think his kids will do? The quote he lives by. Subscribe so you don't miss any new episodes, releasing every Wednesday.You can sign up to Jimmy's Substack here for weekly content on the future of work, technology, and politicsFor more information on partnering with us please visit our partnerships page here.Also make sure you subscribe to The Shift, you can find it here on Spotify or on Apple Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
04/08/2236m 55s

BONUS: Sally Wynter Part 2 - What's next?

Welcome to the second half of our interview with CBD gin founder Sally Wynter.In this episode, we talk a bit more about Sally's personal side of things- the things that make her tick,  the experiences which have formed her worldview and what she has in store next.You can catch the first episode on Youtube or on our website at https://www.jobsofthefuture.co/episodes  Subscribe so you don't miss any new episodes, releasing every Wednesday.You can sign up to Jimmy's Substack here for weekly content on the future of work, technology, and politicsFor more information on partnering with us please visit our partnerships page here.Also make sure you subscribe to The Shift, you can find it here on Spotify or on Apple Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/08/2235m 41s

Have YOUR questions answered by Rishi Sunak and Liz Truss THIS FRIDAY!

You may have noticed there is going to be a new Prime Minister in the coming weeks. I am delighted to announce that Jimmy's Jobs is hosting the Conservative Leader Hustings in Eastbourne this Friday, where we will interview both candidates about their views on the economy and the jobs of the future. And we want to hear from YOU! Send us the questions you want the two candidates to answer by signing up for our notebook and emailing us. We will select the best ones and ask them directly to the candidates in our interviews. You can sign up for the notebook here: https://www.jobsofthefuture.co/notebookWe will also be releasing the interviews as special episodes on the podcast as part of our series finale in the next few weeks.  Subscribe so you don't miss any new episodes, releasing every Wednesday.You can sign up to Jimmy's Substack here for weekly content on the future of work, technology, and politicsFor more information on partnering with us please visit our partnerships page here.Also make sure you subscribe to The Shift, you can find it here on Spotify or on Apple Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
31/07/224m 11s

How I bootstrapped the UK's first CBD gin - Sally Wynter

This is the amazing story of how a young female entrepreneur turned an idea on the beach into a ground-breaking reality.  Sally Wynter founded the UK's first CBD-infused Gin company, MUHU Spirits,  and bootstrapped her way into one of the most inspiring entrepreneurial stories of the last few years. This is Sally's first-ever interview about how she did it and it's a really heartfelt discussion about the trials and tribulations of being an entrepreneur.  This is the first episode of the interview with a second episode due next week where we get to know the more personal side of Sally.  In this episode we discuss: How she started where most entrepreneurs hope to end: on the beach. How Sally came up with the name. What CBD is and why it made for such a great product. The lightbulb moment. Cobbling together her first £1000. Having to google the definition of an entrepreneur! How class plays into entrepreneurship. How she found mentors through events. How winning a competition put her in the path of huge business leaders. Why having a media background helped the launch of the product. How she leveraged social media starting from scratch. Where Sally turned to for advice. Why Sally never hired anyone to help her on the business. How she went about raising money. The challenge of first investor meetings. How Sally responded to rejection. Learning about sweat equity. The exit of the business and signing an acquisition deal. Subscribe so you don't miss any new episodes, releasing every Wednesday.You can sign up to Jimmy's Substack here for weekly content on the future of work, technology, and politicsFor more information on partnering with us please visit our partnerships page here.Also make sure you subscribe to The Shift, you can find it here on Spotify or on Apple Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/07/2236m 32s

How to take on an industry the size of Portugal's GDP... Patrick Pinto - Really Clever

One of my favourite things about doing this podcast is that we get to profile entrepreneurs at all stages of their journey.From the likes of Sarah Wood who exited Unruly a few years ago to the likes of Herman Narula, who raised a mega-round of £500m for his company Improbable. Today's guest is right at the start of that journey - so much so that this is their first-ever podcast.Patrick Pinto is the co-founder of Really Clever, a company that is looking to make sustainable materials out of fungi, and has just raised 750k from angels and VCs including Hoxton ventures.They are currently taking on the leather industry, an industry the size of Portugal's GDP- but their plans don't stop there...In this episode we talk about: The name of the company- and why they changed it. What makes the company Really Clever? Why they chose their base in Nottingham. Meeting his co-founder aged just 14 and how they split the roles of a co-founder. The process of raising £750,000 and their plans for the future. The TAM/SAM of the leather industry- and escaping the term ‘vegan’. Why it's important to make alternative leather truly accessible- and not just focus on high-fashion items.  Patrick’s top marketing tips through TikTok. The jobs they will be hiring in the next 5 years.  How Patrick’s background as a bodybuilder led to their first business idea.  How people can learn more about the fungi powering our world. The content that inspires Patrick the most.  Subscribe so you don't miss any new episodes, releasing every Wednesday.You can sign up to Jimmy's Substack here for weekly content on the future of work, technology, and politicsFor more information on partnering with us please visit our partnerships page here.Also make sure you subscribe to The Shift, you can find it here on Spotify or on Apple Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/07/2231m 7s

Justine Greening: Why the cost of living crisis is a social mobility crisis - Recorded LIVE at Conservative Home Future Jobs Conference

Today’s episode is really special- we were invited to record a live episode of Jimmy’s Jobs at the Conservative Home Future Jobs conference, held at the RSA in Embankment where we interviewed the amazing Justine Greening.  Justine is perhaps best known for being the Secretary of State for Education, Transport and International Development in past governments, as well as being the MP for Putney until 2019. She is now running the Social Mobility Pledge, campaigning to improve social mobility and equality for opportunity, working with huge businesses from Tesco to PWC to universities across the country. You could even say she has quit politics to do even more policy. Thank you to Conservative Home for hosting us and organising such an inspiring event. You can find them at https://conservativehome.com/ In this episode we talk about: The Purpose Coalition and driving levelling up. The changing interaction between politics, academia and businesses.  The relationship between net-zero and levelling up. What businesses can do to be more socially mobile.  How the Department of Education can identify the skills young people need.  Her advice for young people on how to build their resilient skillset. How PWC shaped her career and her decision to an executive MBA. Justine’s accidental entrance into politics. Why she decided to leave the Cabinet. Why next elections will be decided by a levelling up agenda. Subscribe so you don't miss any new episodes, releasing every Wednesday.You can sign up to Jimmy's Substack here for weekly content on the future of work, technology, and politicsFor more information on partnering with us please visit our partnerships page here.Also make sure you subscribe to The Shift, you can find it here on Spotify or on Apple Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/07/2232m 11s

allplants - Jonathan Petrides - Veganism becomes big business...

Veganism has grown by 40% in the last couple of years. In 2019, even The Economist declared it the year of the vegan.Veganism is big business.That's why we sat down with JP from all plants on my podcast to talk through his journey and why the future is vegan. JP founded allplants alongside his brother to target the flexitarian eater- a market worth £10bn in the UK alone. As veganism continues to increase, they've raised £40 million from people who've backed the likes of Cazoo, Trustpilot and Revolut.It's a fascinating conversation, looking at the way that we eat food and the way that that is changing in a convenience-driven economy.We talk about JP's family history and what led him to become an entrepreneur and he spoke about how he took a year out to find his true calling.In this episode we talk about: Jonathan’s first job at the age of 13. The impact of those first jobs on his career. Jonathan’s dream jobs when he was a child. Why looking for a job can seem like one . The family food that inspired the founding of a food company. The journey of founding a company with his brother. The cultural shift towards veganism. Convincing people with delicious food over science- and how that led to their first product. The experience of setting up the business with his brother.  Raising money when family businesses are seen as a risk - and their long-term plans with the capital. allplants' best-selling dish. The most inspiring piece of content on Jonathan’s journey. Subscribe so you don't miss any new episodes, releasing every Wednesday.You can sign up to Jimmy's Substack here for weekly content on the future of work, technology, and politicsFor more information on partnering with us please visit our partnerships page here.Also make sure you subscribe to The Shift, you can find it here on Spotify or on Apple Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29/06/2235m 36s

Kitt Offices: What is the future of the office and How to design your work space

The biggest question facing a lot of businesses right now is- what is the future of my office? We are asked by lots of people what the future of the office will look like- it’s a problem largely unresolved with businesses of all scales struggling to motivate people to come into the office in the first place or make sure they have a nice time when they do. Overall,  it’s hard to think of a sector more disrupted than office real estate in the past 2 years. Today’s guest could well be the answer to all that. Lucy Minton is the co-founder of Kitt Offices, a company that designs custom workspaces that match unique business needs. We talk to Lucy about how businesses are wanting to use the office space, what that looks like in reality and how to design a workspace for this new paradigm of work.  This episode is a subject we have wanted to cover for a long time and we finally found the perfect guest to talk to us about it- after all, who’s better to talk about a disrupted sector than the startup doing the disrupting? In this episode we discuss: Where did the name Kitt come from? The founding of the business. What it was like building an office business when COVID hit. What’s the purpose of the office going to be? And what does the future of the office actually look like? How often do businesses move offices? Why jobs of the future will be focused around the customer- and why real estate is one of the last to do so. The long-term goals of Kitt and the tipping point of the industry. How Lucy has found raising money as a female founder and during the pandemic. The piece of content Lucy has found inspiring on her journey. The importance of transparency in motivating a team. If Lucy could go back in time and tell herself one thing, what would it be? How did a Maths degree help in the business world? Subscribe so you don't miss any new episodes, releasing every Wednesday.You can sign up to Jimmy's Substack here for weekly content on the future of work, technology, and politicsFor more information on partnering with us please visit our partnerships page here.Also make sure you subscribe to The Shift, you can find it here on Spotify or on Apple Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/06/2232m 1s

🎉🎉 LIVE SHOW ANNOUNCEMENT, British Podcast Award Nomination 🎉🎉

It feels amazing to say we are planning our first ever live show - though like all good live acts we're starting off in small South-West London locations before selling out the O2 or the Nou Camp...We'll be revealing all the details on our notebook in the coming weeks so make sure you sign up there at https://www.jobsofthefuture.co/notebookWe've also been nominated for the British Podcast Awards in the Bullseye category - podcasts serving niche and underrepresented audiences. This feels like an amazing achievement and thank you to all our listeners for getting us there along the way. These events have really given me pause to think and reflect- recording in my bedroom whilst a newborn sleeps at my feet feels like a very long time ago... Subscribe so you don't miss any new episodes, releasing every Wednesday.You can sign up to Jimmy's Substack here for weekly content on the future of work, technology, and politicsFor more information on partnering with us please visit our partnerships page here.Also make sure you subscribe to The Shift, you can find it here on Spotify or on Apple Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/06/226m 50s

Jeff Kofman: War correspondent to entrepreneur and how technology is changing journalism

You might think running a startup is tough. But it pales in significance when compared to today’s guest who used to be a war correspondent. But what does it take to turn someone from a job like that into an entrepreneur? Jeffrey Kofman is an Emmy award-winning journalist and now the CEO and founder of Trint, a speech-to-text platform that aims to solve the colossal problem of transcribing for audio, video and text productions. Believe us when we say it’s a hassle. It's now grown into something much more, as you'll hear about in the episode.  Given what is going on in Ukraine at present, this is a fascinating job to learn about- how do you get into it? What does it take? How has the job of war journalism changed with technology over the years? Jimmy even learns a thing or two about interview technique! In this episode we discuss: Jumping from being an Emmy award war correspondent to being a startup founder. Where did the name Trint come from? How to raise capital and being a non-stereotypical founder. Why Trint is more than just transcription. What does the future of the job of a Journalist look like? How can writers get in front of the right people? Why podcasts are an antidote to superficial media. His thoughts on Ukraine and how technology is transforming journalism. Does he miss being a reporter? What’s the one thing he wishes he could tell himself when he first founded Trint? Jeff’s interview tips for Jimmy. The best content Jeffrey has consumed that he found impactful. Subscribe so you don't miss any new episodes, releasing every Wednesday.You can sign up to Jimmy's Substack here for weekly content on the future of work, technology, and politicsFor more information on partnering with us please visit our partnerships page here.Also make sure you subscribe to The Shift, you can find it here on Spotify or on Apple Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/06/2242m 11s

Lyndsey Simpson: Challenging the stereotypes of tech and How to create purpose later in life

You may have a stereotypical image of a tech founder. Chances are it’s someone from East London, with a Hipster beard who lives in something like a houseboat… But as we’ve seen before, founders come in all shapes and sizes. We’ve previously had Anne Boden on, who founded the billion-dollar company Starling in her 50s. And that is what today’s guest is all about. Lyndsey Simpson is the founder of 55 Redefined and it’s all about finding purpose later in life. Lyndsey was suggested to us after we made a call out for more diverse guests after International Women’s Day earlier this year and I couldn’t think of a better guest suggestion to reflect this. Thank you to our partners The Octopus Group for making this show possible. The Octopus Group is a collection of 8 entrepreneurially minded businesses that look to back the people, ideas and industries that will change the world. Get in touch with us at hello@jobsofthefuture.co In this episode we talk about: Where did the name come from. How her entrepreneurial experience has lead to constant consumer feedback loops . The importance of the personal touch. Her journey into the world of work- including work in her dad’s butchers and post office. Why first hires reflected her weaknesses. How to persuade someone to take the jump with you- and why transparency is key. What jobs she is hiring for in this round of growth. Why Instagram is key to reaching older generations. The misconceptions about over 50s . ‘Returnships’ from retirement. The culture of a company with older demographics in mind. Where to find careers at 55 Redefined. Why they went completely remote working. How to maximise in-person time. The sectors Lyndsey is going to disrupt next. Lyndsey’s most inspiring content- a TV show, a book and a newsletter. Subscribe so you don't miss any new episodes, releasing every Wednesday.You can sign up to Jimmy's Substack here for weekly content on the future of work, technology, and politicsFor more information on partnering with us please visit our partnerships page here.Also make sure you subscribe to The Shift, you can find it here on Spotify or on Apple Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/06/2238m 19s

Nadhim Zahawi: What is the job of Education Secretary and how politics can learn from business

Today’s guest has one of the most interesting stories in the UK. And it’s one that I think you might not know about. It’s the story of an 11-year-old boy who fled Saddam Hussein’s Iraq and arrived in the UK not being able to read a word of English. He went on to found a Billion dollar company, became an MP, was responsible for the vaccine rollout and has now recently been appointed by Boris Johnson as the Secretary of State for Education. Today’s guest is none other than Nadhim Zahawi, MP for Stratford-upon-Avon and Secretary of State for Education.  You can also watch this episode on Youtube. Thank you to our partners The Octopus Group for making this show possible. The Octopus Group is a collection of 8 entrepreneurially minded businesses that look to back the people, ideas and industries that will change the world. Get in touch with us at hello@jobsofthefuture.co In this episode we talk to Nadhim about: What is the job of Education Secretary? How to predict what skills will be needed in the future. The challenge of communicating Education. Are we pushing people into highly specific degrees too early? If Nadhim was 22 in 2022 what sectors would he look to work in? What exactly is an apprenticeship degree? Nadhim's entrepreneurial journey, including founding the billion-dollar company YouGov. Nadhim’s non-linear political career and running marathons, not sprints. Why his obituary is already written.  Why running Government departments is like a start-up. Growing a business from 5 to 50 people to IPO. Does he still want to be Prime Minister? What content has inspired Nadhim on his journey? Subscribe so you don't miss any new episodes, releasing every Wednesday.You can sign up to Jimmy's Substack here for weekly content on the future of work, technology, and politicsFor more information on partnering with us please visit our partnerships page here.Also make sure you subscribe to The Shift, you can find it here on Spotify or on Apple Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
30/05/221h 2m

Andrew Bailey: How to govern the Bank of England and the future of cryptocurrency

For our third series, we launched with Ben Francis of Gymshark. For our 4th series, we launched with Rishi Sunak. In this special launch episode of our 5th series, we are speaking to none other than Andrew Bailey, Governor of the Bank of England.  But what does the Bank actually do? How do the 4,500 people employed there combine to control an entire economy? And how does a 340-year-old institution adapt to new technologies like cryptocurrency?  This is the first episode in our 5th series and we couldn’t be starting it off with a bigger guest. In his first podcast since 2020, this episode touches on everything from Russian sanctions to cryptocurrency and where the economy is growing fastest.  In this episode we discuss: What is the Bank of England actually in charge of?  What roles is the Bank recruiting for and how has that changed over the years? How to make the Bank appeal to a new generation. The work on diversity and inclusion by the bank- and why they are working to establish a larger presence outside of London to achieve this. What does levelling up mean for the Bank of England? Has COVID really accelerated the decline in use of cash? How to create a culture in an organisation that has existed for 300 years Will there be a female governor soon? Jobs of the future- which jobs are going to be most in demand? The future of work and the 4-day week- how the Bank is moving to flexible working itself. The economic impact of flexible working.  Cryptocurrency and its impact on the UK economy. What innovations excite him most? Will we ever see a cashless society? This episode is made possible by the support of our partners, The Octopus Group and FinTech Alliance.The Octopus Group is a collection of 8 entrepreneurially minded businesses that look to back the people, ideas and industries that will change the world.FinTech Alliance is the complete FinTech community. Where ambitious people, disruptive start-ups, investors and industry leaders learn, share, and work together to succeed in the world’s fastest emerging global ecosystem.Get in touch with us at hello@jobsofthefuture.co Subscribe so you don't miss any new episodes, releasing every Wednesday.You can sign up to Jimmy's Substack here for weekly content on the future of work, technology, and politicsFor more information on partnering with us please visit our partnerships page here.Also make sure you subscribe to The Shift, you can find it here on Spotify or on Apple Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/05/2251m 4s

Trailer - Season 5 - Andrew Bailey, Governor of the Bank of England, Nadhim Zahawi, the Education Secretary and much much more...

The new series of Jimmy's Jobs of the Future launches this weekend.18 months ago this was recorded in my bedroom during naptimes. So it seems almost unreal to invite Andrew Bailey, Governor of the Bank of England, onto the podcast to launch our 5th season. Having just spoken in front of MPs to address the cost of living crisis, this long-form interview is a real rarity and the Governor's first podcast since 2020. We get to ask him exactly how the Bank works, what his role actually is and how a 300-year-old institution is adapting to the modern world.We talk about the unique challenges Andrew faces in taking an economy out of the world system and out of a pandemic, as well as the counter-cultural challenge of trying to instigate economic instability in Russia. Upcoming this series we have amazing guests like Nadhim Zahawi, the Education Secretary, talking about his aims for the department as well as his entrepreneurial journey in setting up the billion dollar company, YouGov.This show is all made possible by our partners including the Octopus Group and Fintech Alliance.If you're interested in partnering with us do check out our partnerships page on our website: https://www.jobsofthefuture.co/partnerships. Subscribe so you don't miss any new episodes, releasing every Wednesday.You can sign up to Jimmy's Substack here for weekly content on the future of work, technology, and politicsFor more information on partnering with us please visit our partnerships page here.Also make sure you subscribe to The Shift, you can find it here on Spotify or on Apple Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/05/224m 16s

Herman Narula - Building the plumbing of the metaverse

When I started this podcast I wrote down a list of dream guests to come on the show. Today's guest is one of them. When asked about starting careers, another dream guest on this show, Pete Flint, gave the advice to "pick a sector, not a company'. Herman Narula is at the forefront of the sector of the future- The Metaverse. This might be a term fairly new to you but Herman has been working on this space for 9 years with his company Improbable, who are building the 'plumbing of the metaverse'. But what is it exactly? How can people interact with it? Will it really be as transformative as people imagine?Herman is writing a book about the Metaverse called "Virtual Society" which is coming later this year.  You can pre-order it here. This is the last episode in our 4th series - thank you all so much for listening. This has been a transformative series that has seen us reclaim our #1 spot in Apple Careers Podcasts and double our listenership. A huge thank you to this series' headline sponsors, The Octopus Group. The Octopus Group is a collection of 8 entrepreneurially minded businesses that look to back the people, ideas and industries that will change the world.We will see you all very soon...In this episode with Herman we talk about: Where did the name improbable come from what gave Herman this initial idea over 9 years ago What is the definition of the metaverse- and it’s why important we have one that works.  How the creation of environments is natural human behaviour. How the metaverse can be a catalyst to extraordinary experiences. The changes seen in the Metaverse since he started- and simply how hard it is to build the metaverse. Building the plumbing of the metaverse- the metaverse isn’t just about entertainment. Where we can see real-life examples of the metaverse helping everyday people. The big opportunities for the UK economy with the metaverse- and how the government can help. How the government could get ahead of the metaverse and recommendations for how the UK government can regulate it.  How can we drive more UK companies into this space Herman’s first job How does the metaverse benefit older generations Augmenting not replacing the real world How this world is closer than we think How do people engage with the metaverse How we learn from the mistakes of web 1 and web 2 The jobs of the future in the metaverse What roles Improbable are hiring for Subscribe so you don't miss any new episodes, releasing every Wednesday.You can sign up to Jimmy's Substack here for weekly content on the future of work, technology, and politicsFor more information on partnering with us please visit our partnerships page here.Also make sure you subscribe to The Shift, you can find it here on Spotify or on Apple Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/03/2254m 33s

Sophie Adelman- Co founder, The Garden and Multiverse

Today’s guest is Sophie Adelman, who is a member of that exclusive club: a serial entrepreneur. Her first business, Multiverse, created alternative routes into the world of work via apprenticeships and raised over $130 million, transforming the world of education-technology during the process. Her new venture, The Garden, brings the experts & academics out of the institutions, enabling you to learn from true experts who have dedicated their lives to studying a subject. Through interactive live talks, their aim is to create a community of inquisitive minds in a world of misinformation and alternative facts.  In this episode we discuss with Sophie: Where the name of The Garden comes from and what it does How to build a team from scratch and how to hire great people Fundraising with the benefit of doing it a second time Why she’s doing it all again in creating another startup What makes a good co-founder and the crucial aspect of shared values. Highlights of The Garden so far What are her key takeaways for first-time founders Creating peer networks instead of mentors Her time at multiverse and what it does Her reflections on early hires and learnings for other entrepreneurs  Taking the MBA route at Stanford and what we can learn from Valley culture Taking creative arts more seriously The importance of asking ‘Why’ The talks you can access on The Garden If she was 22 in 2022, where Sophie would start her career Pass the mic- who would be an entrepreneur Sophie wants to shine a light on? Subscribe so you don't miss any new episodes, releasing every Wednesday.You can sign up to Jimmy's Substack here for weekly content on the future of work, technology, and politicsFor more information on partnering with us please visit our partnerships page here.Also make sure you subscribe to The Shift, you can find it here on Spotify or on Apple Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/03/2248m 7s

IWD Special - Izzy Obeng - Inclusive Innovation: Educating women and young people in enterprise

This is one in a short series of episodes, taking a look back at some of the amazing female entrepreneurs we’ve had on the podcast in celebration of International Women’s Day. Izzy Obeng wanted to see the community around her reach its full potential, as the CEO of Foundervine she is able to get more women and young people into enterprise through its educational programs. She hopes for more inclusive innovation with more awareness for marginalised groups being pushed to the forefront of the global consciousness. Subscribe so you don't miss any new episodes, releasing every Wednesday.You can sign up to Jimmy's Substack here for weekly content on the future of work, technology, and politicsFor more information on partnering with us please visit our partnerships page here.Also make sure you subscribe to The Shift, you can find it here on Spotify or on Apple Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/03/2212m 37s

Cassandra Stavrou - Kickstarting a British snack revolution and the importance of International Women's Day

Today's interview is with Cassandra Stavrou, co-founder of PROPER Snacks. One of the top female entrepreneurs in the UK, Cassandra helped to kick-start the revolution in the snacking industry that has gripped the UK for nearly a decade. I've been incredibly excited for this episode and Cassandra shares candidly her experience on everything from founding an iconic British Brand to being a female founder in a male-dominated world.This episode is part of our campaign for International Women's Day. You can see our other bonus episodes on our podcast page, each one shining a light on the amazing female entrepreneurs we've had on the show. In this episode we discuss: What is behind the name proper- and how it formed the company's ethos Why Cassandra is obsessed with an emphasis on product and following the advice of ‘keeping the main thing, the main thing’. The moment She thought ‘I have something here’ and how people can scale their lockdown hobbies How Top Gear gave her the inspiration for her first product What Cassandra had to go through to get that initial £10,000 to start the business- and her  low moments in this journey The things that drive Cassandra toward success Her first hire at Proper and the importance of prioritizing sales What the next ten years of food innovation will look like  Jobs of the future in food How to maintain culture when growing so fast and the problems of over-complicating culture Becoming a B-Corp so early on Mentors on her journey The importance of international women’s day Hiding her pregnancy during negotiations to sell her business  Pass the mic- the entrepreneur Cassandra wants to shine more light on Subscribe so you don't miss any new episodes, releasing every Wednesday.You can sign up to Jimmy's Substack here for weekly content on the future of work, technology, and politicsFor more information on partnering with us please visit our partnerships page here.Also make sure you subscribe to The Shift, you can find it here on Spotify or on Apple Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/03/2240m 18s

IWD Special - Anne Boden - Higher standards for diverse groups in the workplace

This is one in a short series of episodes, taking a look back at some of the amazing female entrepreneurs we’ve had on the podcast in celebration of International Women’s Day. Things haven’t gotten easier for women in the last 30 years. Anne Boden CEO and Founder of Starling Bank exemplifies what female entrepreneurs can achieve in the tech and finance spheres. She talks about the higher standards diverse groups are held to and how building her bank was fuelled by proving these people wrong. Subscribe so you don't miss any new episodes, releasing every Wednesday.You can sign up to Jimmy's Substack here for weekly content on the future of work, technology, and politicsFor more information on partnering with us please visit our partnerships page here.Also make sure you subscribe to The Shift, you can find it here on Spotify or on Apple Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/03/228m 33s

What is the future of British farming?

This episode is unlike anything we've tried before. Last week we were invited to the National Farmers Union Conference to find out what the future of farming looks like. Farming has been hit by three massive shocks in the past few years: Brexit, the pandemic and the energy crisis. We've all felt the effects of these events but farmers are so totally reliant on external factors, they have felt it more than most. Now facing unprecedented inflation and a worrying situation in Ukraine, farmers are nervous about the future. But farmers are at heart entrepreneurs and uncertainty breeds innovation. So we went into the field (pardon the pun) and interviewed a range of exciting young farmers to ask them all the same question: how are you innovating for the future?This episode is an audio essay about what we found out: a drive and desire towards sustainability. But you'll see it's far more than that. This episode is brought to you in partnership with the National Farmers Union, which represents over 50,000 farmers across the UK.   Subscribe so you don't miss any new episodes, releasing every Wednesday.You can sign up to Jimmy's Substack here for weekly content on the future of work, technology, and politicsFor more information on partnering with us please visit our partnerships page here.Also make sure you subscribe to The Shift, you can find it here on Spotify or on Apple Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/03/2224m 3s

Ruth Handcock - Octopus Investments: What skills CEOs hire for and how to be an accessible leader

Today's guest is Ruth Handcock, CEO of Octopus Investments. Ruth has had a really interesting career. She's gone from working on checkouts and factories during the nightshift to being the CEO of one of the UK's biggest financial service firms. It's an incredible journey and one we're excited to share with you.Investing can often seem an opaque world but Ruth talks us through what Octopus Investments does and dismantles the long-held beliefs about what you need to start investing.  Ruth is also the Chair of Octopus MoneyCoach.  The British tendency not to talk about money means we are often shy when it's going well but are especially tight-lipped when things go wrong. In this episode, we delve more into the role MoneyCoach plays in reducing people's money worries and why it's so crucial for employers to offer this type of service. In this episode with Ruth we discuss: Her experience as Global finance director of Bacardi , specifically martini whiskey and cognac. Ruth's wide variety of jobs including checkout operative, salad chopper on a nightshift and car washer- what did those jobs teach her about being CEO of an investment firm?  What do CEOs look for when hiring? Learnings from her own entrepreneurial failure  What attracted her to join Octopus? What does Octopus Investments do?  How much money do you need to invest?  The difference between Octopus Ventures and Investments. What is the role of a Chief Executive?  How the pandemic was an opportunity to do that better. Setting boundaries in the world of work. What more can we do to inspire women at the top of financial services?  What the government can do to help this? How easy has she found it to achieve work-life balance?  How did she find what she was passionate about?  What is Octopus Moneycoach and what does it do? Where are there opportunities to improve education post-pandemic?  If Ruth was 22 in 2022, what sectors would she like to work in?  What sources of information does she consume?  What her cocktail of choice is?  Subscribe so you don't miss any new episodes, releasing every Wednesday.You can sign up to Jimmy's Substack here for weekly content on the future of work, technology, and politicsFor more information on partnering with us please visit our partnerships page here.Also make sure you subscribe to The Shift, you can find it here on Spotify or on Apple Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
23/02/2250m 6s

The Future of Farming and Agritech - AI Powered Insect Mini-farm

Today we're looking at one of the world's oldest sectors: Farming.  Specifically how it's updating itself for the 21st Century. We spoke to Jo and Charles Mear, egg farmers from Full Circle Growing, who have been farming for over 2 decades and recently launched the UK's first AI-powered Insect mini-farm. Farming is inherently entrepreneurial and in this episode you'll hear terms that wouldn't be out of place at any UK startup: product-market fit, concerns on marketing, adapting to shifting consumer trends, thinking how to retain shelf space in supermarkets and more. The future of agriculture is tech - and there are so many examples of British entrepreneurship and innovation happening right across this sector. This episode is brought to you in partnership with the National Farmers Union, which represents over 50,000 farmers across the UK.  I'm speaking at their annual conference and will have another episode from there in a few weeks about how British farmers are continuing to innovate. In this episode we discuss: Their routes into the world of work.  What running the UK’s first AI-powered insect mini-farm actually looks like. What they thought when the opportunity for an AI-powered farm presented itself.  What sort of sounds a chicken can make (really!). The challenges of running an AI farm. Impact on the quality of the livestock as a result.  Why aren’t more farmers using it yet?  How can listeners support British farmers?  Farms becoming more self-reliant. Farming during the pandemic. Impact of Clarkson's farm in terms of people appreciating farming more. Working as a husband and wife team.  The future of British farming.  The role of the NFU. Subscribe so you don't miss any new episodes, releasing every Wednesday.You can sign up to Jimmy's Substack here for weekly content on the future of work, technology, and politicsFor more information on partnering with us please visit our partnerships page here.Also make sure you subscribe to The Shift, you can find it here on Spotify or on Apple Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/02/2241m 55s

#SaveDerbyCounty - Bonus Episode

Every professional or personal conversation that I've had over the last month has started with the other person asking: "Can you PLEASE explain what is going on at Derby County?".I've previously given small updates about the campaign to save Derby County Football Club but this bonus episode explains what exactly is going on in the effort to #SaveDerbyCounty. Football clubs unite communities across the UK. This campaign shows the power local teams can have and the loss they instil if they were to disappear. But we won't let that happen.  We are Derby County. And we'll fight to the end.   Subscribe so you don't miss any new episodes, releasing every Wednesday.You can sign up to Jimmy's Substack here for weekly content on the future of work, technology, and politicsFor more information on partnering with us please visit our partnerships page here.Also make sure you subscribe to The Shift, you can find it here on Spotify or on Apple Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/02/2213m 17s

Marta Krupinska Google for startups - how to build a new institution

"A bizarre mix of accelerator lead, angel investor and agony aunt." so today's guest, Marta Krupinska, describes herself.  Marta has done 'the big three' of entrepreneurship: failed, scaled and sold. That's why she's perfectly placed as the head of Google's new(ish) institution in London- rising from the ashes of the infamous Google Campus, Google for Startups is designed to support thriving, diverse, and inclusive startup communities.Today's discussion is a must-listen for anyone seeking advice in developing and scaling their business. Marta is also the host of 'Scale-Ups and Downs", an upcoming panel podcast powered by Google for Startups, which invites founders at all stages of their journey to pick the brains of some of the most successful business leaders and experts in the UK.In today's show we discuss with Marta: What is the role of Head of Google for Startups?  The closing of Google Campus and creating a new institution for startups in London How Google for Startups is focused on opening up opportunities beyond just central London and increasing access to finance, talent and jobs. The different roles in the Google for Startups team and how they have changed. The Black Founders Fund Europe- Google using their brand to shine the light on important founder-lead issues. They have invested £2million into 30 black-lead startups from the EU, including 20 from the UK. Since then, those founders have raised $63m in follow on funding.  The coolest thing Marta has seen at Google that we might not know about.  If Marta was 22 in 2022, where she would start her career.  Advice to those applying for jobs at Google-and how it's far more than just your academics that matter.  Scale-ups and Downs, the Google for Startups podcast helping entrepreneurs solve problems of scale.  What resources inspire Marta on a weekly basis.  If Marta could go back in time at any point in history for 24 hours when would she go? Entrepreneurs and companies Marta believes deserve more recognition.  Subscribe so you don't miss any new episodes, releasing every Wednesday.You can sign up to Jimmy's Substack here for weekly content on the future of work, technology, and politicsFor more information on partnering with us please visit our partnerships page here.Also make sure you subscribe to The Shift, you can find it here on Spotify or on Apple Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/02/2245m 56s

Sarah Ellis: How to coach yourself and why we should experiment rather than fail in our careers

Our guest today is Sarah Ellis,  co-founder of career- development company Amazing If. Founded with her long-time friend Helen Tupper, what began as a side project to help people with their careers has now grown to a full-on career-boosting powerhouse. They created the concept of 'squiggly careers'- the notion that in the modern world, people's careers are no longer linear with no defined and rigid growth ladders.  Sarah and Helen are the hosts of The Squiggly Careers podcast and the authors of two books, their first being a Sunday Times Bestseller. Their TED talk has also been viewed over 1.5 million times.   Their most recent book is called "You Coach You" and it forms the basis of today's discussion: that coaching works but it’s often only available to the fortunate few.  Packed with practical exercises, tools and advice from inspiring people this book will help you to find answers, take action and achieve more in your career.I also wanted to quickly shout out to an amazing British entrepreneurial story in John Wardle. John is the creator of viral game Wordle and recently sold the game to the New York Times for a 7 figure sum.  Just a few months ago it was played by only a handful of people- it's now played by millions. It shows how something created for friends and family can blow up into something enormous. In today's episode with Sarah we talk about: What Amazing If does What did Sarah did before Squiggly careers and Amazing If What is the process of “co-blending” and did it work for Sarah? Successful career change always happens incrementally The upcoming book You Coach You its the key themes on coaching Explaining the difference between a coach and a mentor Which chapters of her book are the most pwoerful. The importance of 'experimenting' rather than failing in your career.  Any advice that would tell her former self What’s it like founding a business with a close friend Her podcast Squiggly Careers and the best episodes to listen to: #243 How to be a Learn it All and from the Ask the Expert series- Empathy with Roman Krznaric Her Favourite book: The Start-up of You by Reid Hoffman  Subscribe so you don't miss any new episodes, releasing every Wednesday.You can sign up to Jimmy's Substack here for weekly content on the future of work, technology, and politicsFor more information on partnering with us please visit our partnerships page here.Also make sure you subscribe to The Shift, you can find it here on Spotify or on Apple Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/02/2246m 36s

Steve O’Hear: The importance of journalism and how to pitch your business to the media.

If you're a tech founder in the last 10 years, you'll know who Steve O'Hear is. Chances are, you've even pitched him your business. Steve is best known for his 15 years as a technology and business journalist, including reporting for TechCrunch, covering European startups and venture capital. He was the first to write about the now household names of Deliveroo, Monzo and Transferwise. Steve is now the VP of Strategy at home-delivery brand Zapp.  Steve was born with muscular dystrophy and you'll hear in this episode how in the midst of the pandemic, this has shaped his mid-career switch from journalism to building the future of convenience retail. Someone at the top of their game and changing their career is a unique situation on the show. Whether you're looking to get into journalism or looking for strategy roles at upcoming startups, I'm incredibly excited to share this episode with you.  If you're interested to try Zapp, Jimmy's Jobs listeners can get £10 off when they spend £20 by using the code ZAPPJIMMY at checkout.We're not taking any commission from this link, we're just using it to test how many of you amazing listeners click through.In this episode with Steve we discuss: How he defines the job of a journalist and what the best route is to become one And how has the job of a journalist changed? When did people start coming to him with stories rather than the other way around? And how did he cultivate online relationships? When pitched dozens of businesses a day, what he looked for in the stories to cover. Famous stories that stuck with him and companies that weren’t successful that he thought might be Why he made the decision to leave journalism What is strategy and what is a Vice-President? The growth of Zapp and how to maintain a culture Where does the name come from? Why did he join Zapp specifically? Tips for working from home?  Different roles Zapp are hiring for and expansion plans for Zapp The future of Zapp and the scale of the problem it's tackling Why do we need this instant delivery? If Steve was 22 in 2022, where would he look to work? What more can we do to get disabled people into work? If you could go back in time to any point in history, when and where would it be? A tech-themed quickfire round Join the #SaveDerby campaign by using this template to email your MP and raise the issue with them- we've generated amazing support and have even had a question asked in parliament. Even if you're a casual football fan, local teams are the lifeblood of UK towns and it would be a travesty to let one of the oldest clubs in the UK fall into the history books.  Subscribe so you don't miss any new episodes, releasing every Wednesday.You can sign up to Jimmy's Substack here for weekly content on the future of work, technology, and politicsFor more information on partnering with us please visit our partnerships page here.Also make sure you subscribe to The Shift, you can find it here on Spotify or on Apple Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/01/221h 2m

Nigel Phan - Whirli - The Future of Toys and how a child develops through play.

I wanted to interview today's guest for quite some time.Nigel Phan is the founder of Whirli - a toy subscription service.My family is expecting our second daughter and all the clichés about parenthood are true: it changes your perspective on everything. One thing that changes most dramatically is the number of toys around the house- I am terrified that child number 2 could lead to a doubling of the toy rate.  That's where Whirli comes in. When a child loses interest in a toy (which believe me can happen with surprising regularity) you can return it and swap it for a new one. Whirli have raised a round of £5 million from this series' headline sponsors, The Octopus Group. The Octopus Group is a collection of 8 entrepreneurially minded businesses that look to back the people, ideas and industries that will change the world. If you want to check out Whirli you can get a 30% discount by visiting https://whirli.com/offers/jimmysjobs or using referral code JIMMYSJOBS at the checkout.We're not taking any commission from this link, we're just using it to test how many of you amazing listeners click through.In this episode with Nigel we discuss: Where he came up with the idea for Whirli despite not being a parent Where the name Whirli came from His career, including time as a partner at McKinsey What did he hire his first employee to do? How he chooses what toys go on the platform How Whirli focuses on at-home education How parents can use the Whirli subscription What jobs he is hiring for (didn't we all want to work in a toy shop when we were younger?) The most popular toys on the platform (not what you might expect) How he approaches marketing to parents and building trust digitally Why he is hiring for a Head of People and what that means What the toys of the future are going to be What adults can learn from playing with children's toys Letting toys be toys- removing the gender bias that is prevalent in the industry His favourite toy of all time Future plans for Whirli including the plans for experiential events Join the #SaveDerby campaign by using this template to email your MP and raise the issue with them- we've generated amazing support and have even had a question asked in parliament. Even if you're a casual football fan, local teams are the lifeblood of UK towns and it would be a travesty to let one of the oldest clubs in the UK fall into the history books.  Subscribe so you don't miss any new episodes, releasing every Wednesday.You can sign up to Jimmy's Substack here for weekly content on the future of work, technology, and politicsFor more information on partnering with us please visit our partnerships page here.Also make sure you subscribe to The Shift, you can find it here on Spotify or on Apple Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/01/2255m 31s

Rishi Sunak: How to fail in politics and keeping your mental health in check

Welcome back to Jimmy's Jobs of the Future. It's great to say we are now starting our fourth series. The aim of this podcast is to ask people who are at the forefront of our economy about their jobs and what the future of their industry will look like. Some of the topics and sectors we explore can be complex, but we try to ask the obvious questions of the brightest minds as that can lead to the most revealing answers. And in this series, we are kicking off with one of the biggest jobs of them all, Chancellor of the Exchequer. We've all seen Rishi Sunak on the TV, holding up the red box on budget day. But what actually does it involve? What do the civil servants in the treasury do? And what is the aim behind the government's new economic compass in Darlington? And in a world of so much information, what sources does the Chancellor use to keep on top of developments in the modern economy? We recorded this episode in the Locomotion train museum in the Northeast of England. A dramatic backdrop near the government's new economic campus in Darlington. We filmed the episode and you can watch it and get the transcript on our website at www.jobsofthefuture.co and you can subscribe to our new YouTube channel @jimmy'sjobs. And you can follow me on Twitter @jimmym. We recorded this episode in the Locomotion train museum in Darlington, before the severity of Omnicrom became real, a dramatic backdrop near the new treasury campus in the North West. We discuss with Rishi: How Stanford formed his worldview What is the job of the Chancellor of the Exchequer? And how does the treasury work? Why have they set up their new campus in Darlington? How he encourages a culture of failure How we can get more capital into people's hands Which policies are working best and how he's introducing business practices like A/B testing into government How he's using data in government Where the opportunities are for the UK economy and where the jobs of the future are coming from? How the UK can take advantage of the creator economy Where are there regulatory opportunities from Brexit? How we can encourage healthy business culture and how the government can help with that How businesses can put themselves out there If Rishi was 22 in 2022, where. would he start his career? What sources of information does he read? (amazing answer) What are his New Year's resolutions and how does he look after his mental health? How has this job changed him in two years? (more grey hairs!) What's his top parenting advice?  (be nice to your parents and read your daughter's this book) Some amusing quick-fire questions e.g. Bored Apes or CryptoPunks? Red or Brown sauce? His first-ever job? Favourite biscuit? Subscribe so you don't miss any new episodes, releasing every Wednesday.You can sign up to Jimmy's Substack here for weekly content on the future of work, technology, and politicsFor more information on partnering with us please visit our partnerships page here.Also make sure you subscribe to The Shift, you can find it here on Spotify or on Apple Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/01/2240m 48s

Tessa Clarke - OLIO - Series 3 finale

Welcome to the final episode in the third series of Jimmy’s Jobs of the Future. Throughout this series, we've heard from amazing guests on topics ranging from the future of care to uncovering the hidden world of NFTs to discussing how entire technology fields are dedicated to improving women’s health. Another emerging trend of this series has been the rise of social enterprises - whilst potentially at risk of being a buzzword, it has struck me just how many modern startups come with a mission to improve our lives and the planet.  And someone who speaks about this with more passion than anyone else is today's guest- Tessa Clarke, CEO & co-founder of sharing-app, OLIO. Initially created to reduce food waste by allowing unwanted food to be shared with neighbours near you, the app has grown into something far greater. To date they have over 5 million users worldwide, sharing over 34 million portions of food and saving over 9 billion litres of water.  And that’s just their consumer side- businesses can work with OLIO to distribute leftover goods throughout communities and partnerships with Pret-a-Manger and even Tesco have allowed big business to reach net-zero faster. In September of this year, OLIO  announced a $43m series B round making the founders Tessa and Sacha the most heavily backed female founding team in the whole of the United Kingdom.  This series' partners, Octopus, have a mission to invest in the ideas, industries, and people that will change the world- so it comes as no surprise that OLIO is an Octopus portfolio company, having attracted their attention back in 2018 where they lead OLIO's series A round. With a focus on true sustainability,  education and action, I couldn’t think of a better company to sign off our third series before we return in 2022.We discuss with Tessa: Where the name OLIO came from. Why they decided quickly to expand into services beyond food waste. How OLIO  grew from 1 million to 5 million users during the pandemic. The difference between mission-driven founders and ‘mercenary’ founders. Why the model of consumption is broken- and what ‘virgin retail” means. The race to net-zero. How making OLIO globally accessible so early allowed them to expand into unlikely markets by following the data. How they will use their recent $43m Series B to propel OLIO forward. Why they are hiring for a Head of Customer Insights and Head of Product Design- and what those roles actually do! What harnessing gamification can do to spark sustainable action. Their amazing partnership with Tesco- and how it took 3 and half years to achieve. How they were remote working before it was cool- and why no one believed it could work. Recruiting not just for mission fit but for mission obsession. Books that inspired Tessa’s journey: The Lean Startup by Eric Ries & Capitalism vs the Climate by Naomi Klein. You can follow us on social media: Instagram: Subscribe so you don't miss any new episodes, releasing every Wednesday.You can sign up to Jimmy's Substack here for weekly content on the future of work, technology, and politicsFor more information on partnering with us please visit our partnerships page here.Also make sure you subscribe to The Shift, you can find it here on Spotify or on Apple Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/11/2133m 4s

Kelli Fairbrother - xigxag - Reinventing the audiobook and taking on Audible

All startups share the same fear - what if Google, Amazon or Apple decide to invest in this space?Well, today's guest faces a slightly different problem- what if they already have?The world of audiobooks is dominated by Audible/Amazon - but it has not really updated from cassette tapes of 40 years ago. Enter xigxag which you can check out at www.xigxag.co.uk/jimmyKelli Fairbrother - co-founder and CEO of xigxag, a company that has created a new type of audiobook which allows you to read, listen, quote, search and see illustrations all in one. It's a fitting finale to our third season - the earliest stage company ever to be on the show taking on the 4th largest in the world. With such a unique guest, we spend a bit more time discussing the ins and outs of creating a startup than usual to create a fuller picture of what it takes just to get something to market.We chat to Kelli about: Why audiobooks are primed for disruption How xigxag customers actually read more Why crowdfunding is such a powerful tool Why starting a career in the Army lead Kelli into a world of books Job creation in the Audiobook space Why she's growing a company in Cornwall If you'd like to check out xigxag for yourself head to xigxag.co.uk/jimmy xigxag have just launched their crowdfunding campaign on Seedrs which you can find here. Legal disclaimer: This show does not provide investment advice and your capital is at risk. You can follow us on social media: Instagram: @Jimmysjobs Twitter: @Jimmysjobs And most importantly on LinkedIn Subscribe so you don't miss any new episodes, releasing every Wednesday.You can sign up to Jimmy's Substack here for weekly content on the future of work, technology, and politicsFor more information on partnering with us please visit our partnerships page here.Also make sure you subscribe to The Shift, you can find it here on Spotify or on Apple Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/11/2153m 26s

Hugo McDonaugh - Exploring the world of NFTs

When I left Downing Street, I took a small stake in a company called Cryptograph - a leader in the Non Fungible Tokens (NFT) space and more broadly digital art as a whole.It was founded by today’s guest, Hugo, who is one of the UK's pioneers of NFTs, having got interested in it in 2017.NFTs are a brand new technology and the industry is fast-moving and complicated - it's widely discussed in tech circles but is yet to really enter the mainstream. In fact, it's never yet been mentioned in the House of Commons. I find them beautiful and compelling- if you haven’t seen an NFT before, have a google of Cryptopunks and Lava Labs and look at those pieces of art  - some of these are trading for millions of pounds and, though they look like simple JPEGs at first glance,  they have grown on me over time.  The purpose of today’s episode is to explore exactly what NFTs are with one of the UK’s experts - with me asking the stupid questions, so you don’t have to!And as you’ll learn in this episode, NFTs are a whole lot more than meets the eye- so to use Hugo’s words, let’s go down the rabbit hole...As we get prepared for our 4th and 5th series, we are running some customer feedback of our own - so if you would be prepared to answer some questions then please get in touch via our website or via hello@jobsofthefuture.co You can follow us on social media: Instagram: @Jimmysjobs Twitter: @Jimmysjobs And most importantly on LinkedIn Subscribe so you don't miss any new episodes, releasing every Wednesday.You can sign up to Jimmy's Substack here for weekly content on the future of work, technology, and politicsFor more information on partnering with us please visit our partnerships page here.Also make sure you subscribe to The Shift, you can find it here on Spotify or on Apple Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/11/2150m 23s

Dr Eliza Filby - History of recent generations

Today's guest has one of the most interesting jobs I've ever come across.Dr Eliza Filby is a Generations Expert -  a writer, speaker and historian who specialises in ‘Generational Intelligence’.With her research incorporating everything from Boomers to Gen Z,  she helps companies to understand generational shifts in everything from politics to society and, most importantly for this episode, the workplace. How work will change after COVID is a conversation on everyone's lips -  but ask 5 people and you'll get 5 different answers. Dr Eliza Filby offers a fascinating perspective on this topic by looking at the future through the lens of the past. And just what exactly is a millennial anyway? Eliza is also the host of the new podcast “It’s All Relative” where she speaks to members of two generations from the same family for a light-hearted look into the differences that define us and the similarities that unite us.  The second episode with Bake Off Judge Dame Prue Leith is out now. As we get prepared for our 4th and 5th series, we are running some customer feedback of our own - so if you would be prepared to answer some questions then please get in touch via our website or via hello@jobsofthefuture.co You can follow us on social media: Instagram: @Jimmysjobs Twitter: @Jimmysjobs And most importantly on LinkedIn Subscribe so you don't miss any new episodes, releasing every Wednesday.You can sign up to Jimmy's Substack here for weekly content on the future of work, technology, and politicsFor more information on partnering with us please visit our partnerships page here.Also make sure you subscribe to The Shift, you can find it here on Spotify or on Apple Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
27/10/2151m 40s

Sir David Amess MP - a tribute

How do you ever adequately mark the passing of someone, how can you even vaguely come close when someone has been murdered. How do you leave a mark that lasts longer than just flowers? Subscribe so you don't miss any new episodes, releasing every Wednesday.You can sign up to Jimmy's Substack here for weekly content on the future of work, technology, and politicsFor more information on partnering with us please visit our partnerships page here.Also make sure you subscribe to The Shift, you can find it here on Spotify or on Apple Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/10/215m 19s

Henry de Zoete - The best ever deal on Dragons Den

This episode is one of two worlds colliding.  Today's guest, Henry de Zoete, similarly began his career as a special advisor in government- in the service of Michael Gove in the Education Department.Since leaving government, Henry went on to land the best money-to-equity deal ever seen on Dragons Den - a record which still stands to this day. Henry was the co-founder of Look After My Bills (LAMB)- a revolutionary startup that tackled the energy industry overcharging loyal customers by automatically switching them onto better deals.LAMB was then bought by the Go Compare Group earlier this year and so we hear Henry's perspective on life as an angel investor, advice for how to properly exit your startup and what lessons from politics he brought with him to the private sector.As we get prepared for our 4th and 5th series, we are running some customer feedback of our own - so if you would be prepared to answer some questions then please get in touch via our website or via hello@jobsofthefuture.co You can follow us on social media: Instagram: @Jimmysjobs Twitter: @Jimmysjobs And most importantly on LinkedIn Subscribe so you don't miss any new episodes, releasing every Wednesday.You can sign up to Jimmy's Substack here for weekly content on the future of work, technology, and politicsFor more information on partnering with us please visit our partnerships page here.Also make sure you subscribe to The Shift, you can find it here on Spotify or on Apple Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
20/10/2148m 2s

How to grow a #1 charting podcast - 1 year anniversary special

Amazingly it's been a year since I first published Jimmy's Jobs of the Future - when my daughter hadn't yet learnt to walk and we were only allowed outside 1 hour a day.Since then we've reached the top 10 of Apple's Business Podcasts, charted #1 in careers, grown to a team of 4 and are allowed to go to concerts once again.But why did I start a podcast? How did we get to this stage? Where's it going? This episode is a deep dive into how I ended up starting this show, how I grew it to where it is now (by no means on my own!) as well as my thoughts on the future of the podcasting industry.This is a deeply personal episode and a fitting reflection on a whirlwind year that stretches from sleeping under the stars in an RV in Yosemite to bottle-feeding during interviews. As always you can find out more on our website or get in touch via hello@jobsofthefuture.co You can follow us on social media: Instagram: @Jimmysjobs Twitter: @Jimmysjobs And most importantly on LinkedIn Subscribe so you don't miss any new episodes, releasing every Wednesday.You can sign up to Jimmy's Substack here for weekly content on the future of work, technology, and politicsFor more information on partnering with us please visit our partnerships page here.Also make sure you subscribe to The Shift, you can find it here on Spotify or on Apple Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
13/10/2126m 44s

Peter Dowds - Elder - A start up for the older generation

Earlier in this series, we looked at Bubble, a marketplace digitising trust to help fix a sector in dire need of innovation: childcare.This episode is looking at another marketplace but this time at the other end of the care spectrum, Elderly care, which is in equal need of a shakeup. With care homes dominating headlines over the past few weeks, this episode explores just exactly how Peter thinks the industry will change over the next ten years and what the government can do to build this particular sector back better. We also explore how businesses can help remove societal stigmas (in this case the stigmas around the role of carers) and the importance of framing old age in a positive way. As we mention in the introduction, our partners Octopus Ventures have created a report on the Future of Fertility tech, exploring the issues and emerging trends in this relatively new sector. You can find the full report on Octopus' website here: https://octopusventures.com/future-of-fertility/As always you can find out more on our website or get in touch via hello@jobsofthefuture.co You can follow us on social media: Instagram: @Jimmysjobs Twitter: @Jimmysjobs And most importantly on LinkedIn Subscribe so you don't miss any new episodes, releasing every Wednesday.You can sign up to Jimmy's Substack here for weekly content on the future of work, technology, and politicsFor more information on partnering with us please visit our partnerships page here.Also make sure you subscribe to The Shift, you can find it here on Spotify or on Apple Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
06/10/2140m 48s

Gavin Barwell - What does a Chief of Staff do?

This is the first in a new type of episode for Jimmy's Jobs of the Future - instead of exploring an entrepreneur or a business,  we're looking at specific jobs and asking leading people in that field just exactly what it entails.There is an increasing trend in entrepreneurship and business of the title "Chief of Staff". It's even been mentioned a few times on this show, with Salima Vellani from KBox Global starting off her career as one and Alex Stephany from Beam currently hiring for one.Today's guest is Gavin Barwell who has been the highest-profile chief of staff in the country - first introduced by Tony Blair in 1996, the Prime Minister's Chief of Staff has become a big feature of British politics and Gavin was one of the longest-serving in recent memory under the premiership of Theresa May. We hear about just how he landed that job, why you need a swiss army knife skillset and what business could learn from the role. Since leaving Number 10, Gavin has written a book called Chief of Staff, which we discuss in the episode. It's available in many places but we'd like to point you towards bookshop.org to support local bookshops near you. You can find out more on our website or get in touch via hello@jobsofthefuture.co You can follow us on social media: Instagram: @Jimmysjobs Twitter: @Jimmysjobs And most importantly on LinkedIn Subscribe so you don't miss any new episodes, releasing every Wednesday.You can sign up to Jimmy's Substack here for weekly content on the future of work, technology, and politicsFor more information on partnering with us please visit our partnerships page here.Also make sure you subscribe to The Shift, you can find it here on Spotify or on Apple Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
29/09/2155m 2s

Pooja Sikka - Octopus Ventures - The Future of Femtech

Today's episode is special for two reasons- firstly it's one of the first we've recorded in person a long time. But this is also our second in the series organised with our partners: Octopus- who back the entrepreneurs of the future. And there are one better who exemplify that than today's guest Pooja Sikka.  Pooja is a still practising GP, founder in her own right and formerly a partner at Octopus Ventures heading up their health tech investment wing- and it's this latter hat she’ll mostly be wearing as she speaks to us today. Octopus are producing a report in the emerging market of FemTech- technology designed around the improvement of women's health.  And that forms a large part of today’s discussion-  female founders attracting VC investment is a recognised problem, but FemTech is an area that's traditionally been overlooked and undervalued despite the size of markets.  We talk about Pooja’s fascinating career and how she brings together knowledge of health, entrepreneurship and finance.  But first, we start in a topsy turvy way- bringing a question we usually save to the end right to the start..... You can find out more on our website or get in touch via hello@jobsofthefuture.co You can follow us on social media: Instagram: @Jimmysjobs Twitter: @Jimmysjobs And most importantly on LinkedIn Subscribe so you don't miss any new episodes, releasing every Wednesday.You can sign up to Jimmy's Substack here for weekly content on the future of work, technology, and politicsFor more information on partnering with us please visit our partnerships page here.Also make sure you subscribe to The Shift, you can find it here on Spotify or on Apple Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
22/09/2142m 58s

Ari Last - Bubble - Tackling the childcare challenge

This week's guest is Ari Last, founder of the on-demand childcare app Bubble.Bubble was actually integral to the early days of this show- being able to book a carer quickly allowed me to record this show during my daughter's nap times and get it off the ground.Childcare is in what Ari terms 'systemic failure' and in this episode, we discuss how it can be solved: from how the pandemic has changed attitudes in parenting to employers understanding childcare as a serious issue for their employees.We also talk about trust- crucial for any form of childcare- and you'll hear exactly how Bubble is addressing this problem through a digital-first experience. With jobs of the future, and arguably an industry of the future, this is a cracking episode on a complex and interesting topic.Ari, incidentally, also has a degree in broadcast journalism- in other words, far more qualified than me to host a podcast. Subscribe so you don't miss any new episodes, releasing every Wednesday.You can sign up to Jimmy's Substack here for weekly content on the future of work, technology, and politicsFor more information on partnering with us please visit our partnerships page here.Also make sure you subscribe to The Shift, you can find it here on Spotify or on Apple Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
15/09/2148m 53s

Simon Rogerson - Octopus Group - The importance of culture Part 2

This is the second part of our interview with Octopus co-founder Simon Rogerson.If you haven't listened to it already, do check out the first half which is quickly becoming one of our most downloaded episodes yet.In this episode, we talk about how Octopus grew and how you maintain an entrepreneurial culture as a business grows from 0 employees to over 750. Keeping that special disruption and entrepreneurial nature that Octopus is so well known for has been no mean feat over 20 years but especially during the pandemic.Listen on to find out what exactly Simon means by 'the Amazon of Energy" as well as a new feature at the end of the episode. You can find out more on our website or get in touch via hello@jobsofthefuture.co You can follow us on social media: Instagram: @Jimmysjobs Twitter: @Jimmysjobs And most importantly on LinkedIn Subscribe so you don't miss any new episodes, releasing every Wednesday.You can sign up to Jimmy's Substack here for weekly content on the future of work, technology, and politicsFor more information on partnering with us please visit our partnerships page here.Also make sure you subscribe to The Shift, you can find it here on Spotify or on Apple Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
08/09/2146m 6s

Simon Rogerson - Octopus Group - Becoming a B-Corp and the role of business in society Part.1

Our guest today is Simon Rogerson, co-founder of the Octopus Group. He says that you can broadly split people into two categories in life: those that are a drain and those that radiate energy. It is something that I wholeheartedly agree with.  And Simon is one of life’s biggest radiators, giving off energy wherever he goes.Octopus are a partner on this podcast and one of the joys of that partnership is being able to spend more time with the company and get a further understanding of what the founders Chris and Simon have built over the last 20 years. They started a fund management company 20 years in their bedroom with one phone line and one copy of the yellow pages. Now the Octopus Group is one of the most powerful engine rooms of the UK entrepreneurial ecosystem and has been responsible for spinning out unicorns such as Octopus Energy. The interview is split into two, with this episode focusing on the story of how Octopus was founded, how it became a B-corp, its social responsibilities and how it's disrupting untrusted industries.Join us next week for more of an exploration of Simon as a character- and how that bleeds into the culture of Octopus as an entity.If you feel you’ve been affected by the issues Simon has brought up around financial literacy, and want to do something about it,  do look up Octopus’ money coach at www.octopusmoneycoach.comYou can find out more on our website or get in touch via hello@jobsofthefuture.co You can follow us on social media: Instagram: @Jimmysjobs Twitter: @Jimmysjobs And most importantly on LinkedIn Subscribe so you don't miss any new episodes, releasing every Wednesday.You can sign up to Jimmy's Substack here for weekly content on the future of work, technology, and politicsFor more information on partnering with us please visit our partnerships page here.Also make sure you subscribe to The Shift, you can find it here on Spotify or on Apple Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/09/2144m 15s

Alice Bentinck - Entrepreneur First - Building the next generation of entrepreneurs

Our guest today is Alice Bentinck, co-founder of Entrepreneur First.EF (as it's more commonly known) celebrate their tenth year this week and co-founders Alice & Matt have gone from strength to strength - even fostering their first billion-dollar company in Tractable … which also happens to be the UK's 100th unicorn. But it has not been plain sailing - as you’ll hear today. There are many myths around entrepreneurship that I try to challenge on this podcast, one of which is that entrepreneurs are born not created.  I believe it has never been easier to be an entrepreneur and is now a much more credible career choice than even 10 years ago … However,  the number of tools and options available can also make it more difficult to know where to turn. EF looks to solve this by matching you up with a co-founder and learning the basics of entrepreneurship from some of the very best …and we are probably just at the beginning of their journey.A big thank you to all you listeners for powering us into the top 15 of Apple business podcasts ….If you are enjoying the series, it makes a massive difference if you could rate us on iTunes. It is wonderful to read reviews such as the one by Charles Fletcher of Navigate Politics or hearing from people like Eben Owen who has recently got a job having been inspired by the guests on the podcast. You can find out more on our website or get in touch via hello@jobsofthefuture.co You can follow us on social media: Instagram: @Jimmysjobs Twitter: @Jimmysjobs And most importantly on LinkedIn Subscribe so you don't miss any new episodes, releasing every Wednesday.You can sign up to Jimmy's Substack here for weekly content on the future of work, technology, and politicsFor more information on partnering with us please visit our partnerships page here.Also make sure you subscribe to The Shift, you can find it here on Spotify or on Apple Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
25/08/2143m 19s

Alex Stephany - Beam - A social impact business

Our fantastic guest today is Alex Stephany, the founder of Beam, which is helping homeless people find careers through crowdfunding. One of the most powerful things you can do for someone is to give them a job and a sense of purpose. All the entrepreneurs on this show are job creators, but Alex is creating opportunities for some of the hardest people to find jobs for.  Beam terms itself as a social impact business - an emergent phrase that has come from an exciting realisation: that the roles of being a business or a charity are no longer mutually exclusive. This is something the UK really leads the world in and Beam is a great example of the power of this combination.  We’ll be hearing from Alex exactly how Beam works, how he thinks the UK job market has shifted as a result of the pandemic and how sometimes the answer is literally hitting you in the head.Do check out Beam's work and inspiring stories at https://beam.org/You can find out more on our website or get in touch via hello@jobsofthefuture.co You can follow us on social media: Instagram: @Jimmysjobs Twitter: @Jimmysjobs And most importantly on LinkedIn Subscribe so you don't miss any new episodes, releasing every Wednesday.You can sign up to Jimmy's Substack here for weekly content on the future of work, technology, and politicsFor more information on partnering with us please visit our partnerships page here.Also make sure you subscribe to The Shift, you can find it here on Spotify or on Apple Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
18/08/2144m 3s

Ben Francis & Noel Mack - Gymshark

And we’re live!  A brand new series of Jimmy’s Jobs of the Future launches today. And what better time to launch than when careers and the future have never been more on the minds of young people and parents alike- A-level and GCSE result days. Our first guests need no introduction- Ben Francis & Noel Mack are the founder and Chief Brand Officer of Gymshark. Setting up their HQ in the Midlands, Gymshark is one of the most exciting brands in the UK and is now valued at over £1 billion. Ben and Noel would be the first to admit that traditional schooling and academia did not suit their strengths and neither left school with great results- but it didn’t stop them from becoming a success. This episode will delve into Ben’s first time meeting the Prime Minister, where he thinks the jobs of the future are coming from and the biggest disasters they’ve had at Gymshark.  We hope this leaves you with inspiration and advice on how to start your career- or simply piques your interest in the future of the UK economy.  You can find out more on our website or get in touch via hello@jobsofthefuture.co You can follow us on social media: Instagram: @Jimmysjobs Twitter: @Jimmysjobs And most importantly on LinkedInIf your brain cells require even more tickling, do check out We Didn’t Start The Fire with Tom Fordyce (A Peter Crouch Podcast) and  Katie Puckrik. Episodes explore the history behind the lyrics from the hit Billy Joel song... Subscribe so you don't miss any new episodes, releasing every Wednesday.You can sign up to Jimmy's Substack here for weekly content on the future of work, technology, and politicsFor more information on partnering with us please visit our partnerships page here.Also make sure you subscribe to The Shift, you can find it here on Spotify or on Apple Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
11/08/211h

Trailer - Season 3

We are back for the third season of Jimmy's Jobs of the Future. 15 months into the pandemic, the UK's jobs market is holding up strongly once again, with lower levels of unemployment than the US, Canada, France, Italy, and Australia. Part of this is the furlough scheme but a longer-term trend is the fact that UK entrepreneurs are creating jobs each day that don’t get the same media headlines.  And that is what this show aims to explore by speaking to those wealth and job-creating entrepreneurs about the skills they need in their fast-growing businesses.  The season kicks off on Wednesday 11th August with Ben Francis who is building Gymshark in the West Midlands which now employs 800 people and is valued at over a billion pounds.  You can check out more of our background and previous guests at www.jobsofthefuture.co  We love hearing from listeners so do drop us a line at hello@jobsofthefuture.co with guests you’d like to hear from and how we can improve the show.  We're also delighted to announce that we're once again partnering with Octopus to bring amazing entrepreneurial stories to the fore.  Subscribe so you don't miss any new episodes, releasing every Wednesday.You can sign up to Jimmy's Substack here for weekly content on the future of work, technology, and politicsFor more information on partnering with us please visit our partnerships page here.Also make sure you subscribe to The Shift, you can find it here on Spotify or on Apple Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
04/08/217m 28s

Future of Food Tech - KBox Global - Salima Vellani

Today’s guest is Salima Vellani, the founder and CEO of KBox Global- a company pioneering something called host kitchens, the next wave of innovation in the food delivery space.  They have raised around £17 million from investors, making Salima one of the most heavily backed female founders in the UK.  My very first meeting in Number 10 was with Will Shu, the founder of a then up and coming food and beverage company called Deliveroo. Even then Will mentioned the concept of Dark Kitchens and it’s fascinating to hear how even that concept is now being innovated. Salima talks us through exactly how host kitchens work, what it takes to set up a career in the Food and Beverage industry and how tech is allowing a rapid upskilling right across the hospitality industry.  We’ve also launched a new website- find us at jobsofthefuture.co Jimmy's Jobs of the Future is hiring, read more on our next chapter here. A reminder you can follow us onInstagram: @JimmysjobsTwitter: @JimmysjobsAnd most importantly on LinkedIn Subscribe so you don't miss any new episodes, releasing every Wednesday.You can sign up to Jimmy's Substack here for weekly content on the future of work, technology, and politicsFor more information on partnering with us please visit our partnerships page here.Also make sure you subscribe to The Shift, you can find it here on Spotify or on Apple Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/07/2144m 22s

Bremont watches - the British watch renaissance in Henley - Giles English ⌚⌚⌚

This week’s guest is Giles English, who co-founded Bremont Watches with his brother in 2002 with the aim of bringing watchmaking back to British shores. Bremont have recently opened a state of the art technology centre called ‘The Wing’- a 35,000 sq ft manufacturing centre enabling the full machining and fabrication of Bremont’s watches, right here in the United Kingdom. Time was a precious resource in No.10 and one that dictated your life- the Prime Minister’s time being the most precious of all. Now my main engagement with time is my 20-month-old daughter pointing at my watch shouting TikTok! Either that or she wants to get on social media already …It’s a fascinating discussion about the revival of an ancient profession, the importance of regional investments for creating skilled jobs and one of the most charming stories of how a company was founded I’ve ever come across. We’ve also launched a new website- find us at jobsofthefuture.co Jimmy's Jobs of the Future is hiring, read more on our next chapter here and you can sign up to our newsletter here. A reminder you can follow us onInstagram: @JimmysjobsTwitter: @JimmysjobsAnd most importantly on LinkedIn Subscribe so you don't miss any new episodes, releasing every Wednesday.You can sign up to Jimmy's Substack here for weekly content on the future of work, technology, and politicsFor more information on partnering with us please visit our partnerships page here.Also make sure you subscribe to The Shift, you can find it here on Spotify or on Apple Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
01/07/2144m 33s

Digby Vollrath - Feast It - James Bond & the events industry

One of the most valuable assets to an entrepreneurial ecosystem is veteran entrepreneurs lending a hand to first-timers.I first met Digby as part of the ICE (International Conclave of Entrepreneurs) community on a James Bond themed weekend- whilst swapping tips and tricks to navigate the business world isn’t quite 007 material, it’s because of these communities that the UK startup scene is flourishing.Digby’s first jobs were working behind bars at weddings and writing his own music blog. Enticed to the former by the large tips from slightly too-merry guests, the latter allowed him to go to festivals for free.It was these experiences in the live events space that eventually lead to him founding Feast It in 2017, an ecommerce company aiming to revolutionise hospitality with the simple goal of building an operating system that could power events globally.Feast It matches people wanting to host events with boutique events businesses, who in Digby’s eyes are the backbone of the industry. This match-making gives organisers a superior experience and allows artisans to have a digital revenue stream without any complicated infrastructure.The last 12 months have been interesting to say the least for the events industry, with Feast It themselves experiencing a 99% drop in sales in 2020. However, the resilience of the sector and the human desire for experience means Digby is optimistic about what the future holds for the event economy.In this episode, Digby talks about empowering artisanal businesses, why young people are valuing experiences over possessions and the importance of business communities like ICE when business times get tough.Even Coldplay gets a mention!Jimmy's Jobs of the Future is hiring, read more on our next chapter here and you can sign up to our newsletter here. A reminder you can follow us onInstagram: @JimmysjobsTwitter: @JimmysjobsAnd most importantly on LinkedIn Subscribe so you don't miss any new episodes, releasing every Wednesday.You can sign up to Jimmy's Substack here for weekly content on the future of work, technology, and politicsFor more information on partnering with us please visit our partnerships page here.Also make sure you subscribe to The Shift, you can find it here on Spotify or on Apple Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/06/2137m 26s

Bejay Mulenga - from the Tuck Shop kid to Supa Network

For this episode I’m joined by Bejay Mulenga, Founder of Supa Network.I first met Bejay at the 2014 Conservative Party conference. He was about to speak in front of 3,000 people just before George Osbourne took the stage- no mean feat at 19 years old.He told his story about his first foray into entrepreneurship- setting up a tuck shop for his school, making £15,000 in his first term and how he transformed this business into a franchise of tuck shops. By 16 years of age, he was operating a £200,000 business with plans to train 5,000 young entrepreneurs.He received a full standing ovation.Fast-forward to today and Bejay’s Supa Network has supported over 10,000 young people at 81 locations across the country, doing everything from improving their digital literacy to working with Apple in developing their stores into learning centres. Talking about the changing the landscape of the education sector in response to the pandemic, Bejay cites the amazing work of Jack Butcher as a prime example of the creator economy.We also discuss the fascinating emerging career of a Learning Designer- the educational equivalent of a UX designer for a dev team- and how a focus on learning design can affect a business or product.Ever since that first speech in 2014, Bejay has always been someone to offer me adifferent perspective and it’s always refreshing to speak to him.Jimmy's Jobs of the Future is hiring, read more on our next chapter here and you can sign up to our newsletter here. A reminder you can follow us onInstagram: @JimmysjobsTwitter: @JimmysjobsAnd most importantly on LinkedIn Subscribe so you don't miss any new episodes, releasing every Wednesday.You can sign up to Jimmy's Substack here for weekly content on the future of work, technology, and politicsFor more information on partnering with us please visit our partnerships page here.Also make sure you subscribe to The Shift, you can find it here on Spotify or on Apple Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
02/06/2138m 19s

Mags Creative - podcast company that reaches millions of people - Hannah Russell

Today we’re looking back and exploring some choice highlights from our pilot series with the help of this week’s guest: Hannah Russell.  Hannah is the co-founder of Mags Creative, one of the UK’s most successful independent podcast producers responsible for some the most exciting shows in the UK with over 350,000 people tuning into their shows each week.  We discuss how Hannah went from setting up Mags Creative with her sister a few years ago to running a fluid team of full-time staff and freelancers who even have their own Monthly podcast club.  Through Hannah’s entrepreneurial expertise we re-visit some of the most interesting points from our pilot series: Pip Jamieson, founder of @The Dots, on the emergence of skill swapping and the importance of creativity- both as a skill set and something to foster in the workplace Hayden Wood, founder of @Bulb, on renting talent and hiring experience- and why the creative industry is so good at this Sarah Wood, co-founder of @Unruly, on how founding a business actually improved her work/life balance  Pete Flint, founder of @Trulia and @lastminute.com, on the importance of changing mindset Christian May, former editor of @City AM, and his fantastic insight on how you make your own luck through hard work Our pilot season marked our first foray into the world of podcasts, speaking to some of the most brilliant minds in the UK about the future of work. It’s only fitting that this reflection on the first series, as we near the end of our second season, is explored and dissected by a podcast mastermind and one of the most interesting guests I’ve had on this show.  Hannah reflects that word of mouth is still king when it comes to growing podcasts, so if you enjoyed this week’s episode, please do follow us on social and share your thoughts:Jimmy's Jobs of the Future is hiring, read more on our next chapter here and you can sign up to our newsletter here. A reminder you can follow us onInstagram: @JimmysjobsTwitter: @JimmysjobsAnd most importantly on LinkedIn Subscribe so you don't miss any new episodes, releasing every Wednesday.You can sign up to Jimmy's Substack here for weekly content on the future of work, technology, and politicsFor more information on partnering with us please visit our partnerships page here.Also make sure you subscribe to The Shift, you can find it here on Spotify or on Apple Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/05/2130m 50s

Elizabeth Tweedale - Cypher Coders - a coding school for 6-14 year olds 💻

During my time in Government, I was involved in a number of meetings where we would try to create memorable lines which could sum up Govt policy, you can probably think of a few famous ones yourself.  Tough on Crime, tough on the causes of crime.  Long term economic plan Vote Leave, Take Back Control  Brexit means Brexit  There are also some less memorable ones, which I enjoy thinking about from time to time, like Nick Clegg’s Alarm Clock Heros, anyone who woke up to an alarm clock should be called a hero.  Two of the most important phrases that you’ll hear for the coming years are ‘levelling up and building back better’.  Neither of these are going to be able to be achieved without a serious focus on the reskilling agenda, which was at the Heart of the Queen’s Speech last week.  And that is why I am delighted today to be joined by Elizabeth Tweedale who is a thought leader in the space of how children learn new skills such as coding.  She founded a company called Cypher Coders, which specialises in teaching kids from the age of six to code, and is expanding into many other areas as we discuss.  As this podcast is all about the skills of the future, it seemed important to look at what kids need to be learning.  If you listen to this podcast shortly after release, Elizabeth and Cypher Coders are crowdfunding on Seedrs, so you might be interested in checking them out, but of course if you do invest your capital is at risk. Jimmy's Jobs of the Future is hiring, read more on our next chapter here and you can sign up to our newsletter here. A reminder you can follow us onInstagram: @JimmysjobsTwitter: @JimmysjobsAnd most importantly on LinkedIn Subscribe so you don't miss any new episodes, releasing every Wednesday.You can sign up to Jimmy's Substack here for weekly content on the future of work, technology, and politicsFor more information on partnering with us please visit our partnerships page here.Also make sure you subscribe to The Shift, you can find it here on Spotify or on Apple Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
19/05/2131m 33s

Alex Depledge - How to build a home extension without the Hassle ...

Jimmy's Jobs of the Future is hiring, read more on our next chapter here and you can sign up to our newsletter here.Welcome to Jimmy’s Jobs of the Future, presented by me, Jimmy McLoughlin, a former Downing Street Adviser on business and entrepreneurship.  Today, we welcome one of my favourite entrepreneurs, Alexandra Depledge who runs the architectural company, RESI, which is looking to revolutionise the way we improve our homes and doing so via extensions. As Alex talks about you only go through this process perhaps once or twice in your life, so inevitably the consumer has a hard time navigating all of the different options and knowing how and when to ask the 'right' questions.  I first met Alex in 2014, when she was running the cleaning company Hassle.  I had just started work at the Institute of Directors, and I had been tasked with modernising the look and feel of the grand institution who had a rather traditional headquarters based on Pall Mall.  For our American friends, that is the same street which Clarence House is on where Prince Charles lives on … It is a grand building, and about as far away from a stereotypical East London start up hub stacked with ping pong tables that you could get.  Simon Walker, the Director General of the IoD at the time, himself a man who had been Press Secretary to the Queen, could see a new wave of entrepreneurs coming through and we were working on lots of different approaches to attract them to engage with and become members of the IoD, after all it had originally been founded in 1906.  So I was tasked with reaching out to that younger wave of entrepreneurs making their way … disrupting old traditional sectors.  I was writing a report on the sharing economy, which was trying to persuade the Treasury to increase tax allowances.  This brought me in touch with many great entrepreneurs, like Debbie Wosskow, Greg Marsh and today’s guest Alex Depledge. I had clearly made quite an impression on Alex, as she asked me to apply for the CEO role of the think tank and lobby group that she was Chairing at the time called the Coalition for a Digital Economy …  All I will say about that interview is that fingers crossed today goes better …  Suffice to say, I didn’t get that particular role, although another impressive female would call me in the following weeks and an altogether different role.  Alex Depledge is what the UK needs more of … an entrepreneur who has sold one multi million pound business, who then decides not to sit on a beach or even angel invest, but is determined to try and repeat the success.  She’ll talk us through how she wants to disrupt the housing industry and by making process for extensions much more streamlined and better for the customer …  If you have ever been through any building work … you’ll probably be nodding your head in agreement at that statement.  She also tells us how she is hop Subscribe so you don't miss any new episodes, releasing every Wednesday.You can sign up to Jimmy's Substack here for weekly content on the future of work, technology, and politicsFor more information on partnering with us please visit our partnerships page here.Also make sure you subscribe to The Shift, you can find it here on Spotify or on Apple Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
12/05/2134m 43s

Anne Boden - Starling Bank

Jimmy's Jobs of the Future is hiring, read more on our next chapter here and you can sign up to our newsletter here. Jimmy’s Jobs of the Future is presented by me, Jimmy McLoughlin, a former Downing Street adviser on business. Our last episode was with Dom McGregor, we talked about his story and how it was perhaps the stereotype of how we characterise the entrepreneurship journey … Uni drop out who sent a tweet that became worth hundred of millions ..  Well Anne Boden from Starling Bank is different, very different. As she describes herself in this interview  she was in her 50s  She’s from Wales She’s a woman in finance and technology She’s only five foot tall Since we recorded this interview ten days ago it was announced that Starling have taken £50 million in funding from Goldman Sachs, taking the total valuation of Starling to £1.1 billion and therefore the proverbial unicorn status.  Her story of founding a bank in 2014 to growing it the size it is today demonstrates that entrepreneurs can come in all shapes and sizes.  Starling now employs over 1,000 people across the UK, including setting up large hubs in Southampton and Cardiff. Anne talks us through why those places stood out as talent hubs.  She talks about how you don’t need an Financial Services background to work at Starling, they are hiring software engineers, Data analysts and graphic designers.  A big part of what drives this show is wanting to tell the brilliant entrepreneurial stories that are happening all across the UK, each episode is full of entrepreneurs creating jobs, they don’t make headlines about creating hundreds or thousands, because so often it is about the incremental steps along the way.  And of course that is a reminder, that this podcast is making its own first foray as we are taking on our first employees to help power our next stage of growth, so if you are curious about the way our economy is growing, want to work on researching guests and helping us get it into more ears, please check out the show notes for more details  We have surpassed 100 reviews on iTunes, a big thank you to Eben Owen, a student at Cardiff University who left a six word review - that is all it takes for me to think this show is worthwhile.  If you could leave a rating that would make a big difference and don’t forget to tell a friend or six about the show as that is the best way we can grow it.  Thanks to Octopus Group for their support in this second series.  A reminder that they are looking for new charity partners and are welcoming applications over the next month - the support offered includes £45,000 of unrestricted funding.  A reminder you can follow us on Instagram: @Jimmysjobs Twitter: @Jimmysjobs And most im Subscribe so you don't miss any new episodes, releasing every Wednesday. You can sign up to Jimmy's Substack here for weekly content on the future of work, technology, and politics For more information on partnering with us please visit our partnerships page here. Also make sure you subscribe to The Shift, you can find it here on Spotify or on Apple Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
28/04/2136m 57s

Dom McGregor - success and alcoholism

Dom and Steven Bartlett founded a social media consultancy called social chain  in their early 20s in Manchester.  It is in some ways, it is perhaps the stereotypical entrepreneurship journey we characterise, university dropouts to building a company worth hundreds of millions in just a few years.  They were incredibly successful, hiring phenomenal youngsters and telling some of the worlds biggest brands how to engage with audiences on social media.  Dom recounts us with how it was 2014 and some of the world's biggest fashion brands weren't on Instagram, a reminder how quickly the world we live in can change.  They went onto IPO the company, It is a remarkable story for two young men in their 20s and of course like all of the stories on this show, it was not simple and it was not without failures and mis-steps along the way.  However, this interview with Dom goes much deeper than we have been with many entrepreneurs before, with the success came celebrations and parties, but behind the social media snaps and updates, there was an individual struggling with addiction, Dom takes us on a journey to becoming an alcoholic ….  But first, we start at York train station …  A reminder you can follow us onInstagram: @JimmysjobsTwitter: @JimmysjobsAnd most importantly on LinkedIn. This podcast has partnered with Octopus Group for this second series, they invest in the people, idea’s and companies that will change the world.  They are now searching for new charity partners to create a lasting impact in communities and on the environment. if you know a charity that Octopus could really help as we come out of the pandemic please encourage them to apply. See the show notes for a link and check out the third episode of this series with Chris Hulatt, the founder of Octopus.  Subscribe so you don't miss any new episodes, releasing every Wednesday.You can sign up to Jimmy's Substack here for weekly content on the future of work, technology, and politicsFor more information on partnering with us please visit our partnerships page here.Also make sure you subscribe to The Shift, you can find it here on Spotify or on Apple Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/04/2129m 30s

Rachel Carrell - The most heavily backed female founder in the UK

Rachel Carrell is the founder of Koru Kids.  Rachel has raised £14.1 million, making her the most backed female founder She talks about how she founded Koru Kids to improve the accessibility to childcare, a system which has not been updated in decades that frankly doesn’t work well for the parents, the child carers themselves and of course the most important people in the equation, the children themselves.  Having started a family myself in the last couple of years, it is a subject which is very close to my heart, particularly as at the start of the pandemic my wife returned to work in the NHS and I became a stay at home, Dad to our daughter.  It was brilliant to have Rachel on to talk about all of her ambitions for childcare, how she wants to shake up the career development for childcare workers, and how the best ones can earn £50-£60k. We also discuss how they are hiring for product, engineering and markeeter roles and how they are trying to re create those ‘word of mouth’ moments in an online world.  Rachel is a tremendous thinker on hiring processes, so we delve deep into the system that they have developed for that at Koru Kids.  And finally we touch on how the pandemic will alter the global landscape for talent and how the ‘tyranny of distance’ may not affect New Zealand quite so much in this brave new world.  We start down under with a young Rachel Carrell selling posies and operating an aluminium smelter.  Jimmy has an infrequent email newsletter that you can sign up to here.A reminder you can follow us onInstagram: @JimmysjobsTwitter: @JimmysjobsAnd most importantly on LinkedIn. Subscribe so you don't miss any new episodes, releasing every Wednesday.You can sign up to Jimmy's Substack here for weekly content on the future of work, technology, and politicsFor more information on partnering with us please visit our partnerships page here.Also make sure you subscribe to The Shift, you can find it here on Spotify or on Apple Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/04/2142m 27s

Michele Romanow - World's youngest Dragon from 🇨🇦

Michele Romanow became the youngest Dragon in the world, aged just 28. In this episode we hear how Michele went from a coffee and caviar entrepreneur at University to setting up Clearbanc which is looking to shake up how funding is provided for companies who are looking to make it into the e-commerce space. Clearbanc recently launched in the UK.  The UK has always been a home to some of the most entrepreneurial e commerce companies in the world, pre the pandemic we led the world in having the most retail transactions done via online and this has come from some of the most innovative companies like, GymShark, The Hut Group, ASOS, AO.com,  and Ocado. In this episode, we'll hear how Michele is revolutionising the VC space and democratising AI based on data points that have already been generated from e commerce players. Jimmy has an infrequent email newsletter that you can sign up to here.A reminder you can follow us onInstagram: @JimmysjobsTwitter: @JimmysjobsAnd most importantly on LinkedIn. Subscribe so you don't miss any new episodes, releasing every Wednesday.You can sign up to Jimmy's Substack here for weekly content on the future of work, technology, and politicsFor more information on partnering with us please visit our partnerships page here.Also make sure you subscribe to The Shift, you can find it here on Spotify or on Apple Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
07/04/2138m 6s

Chris Hulatt - Octopus - from the yellow pages to £9billion

Chris is the co-founder of Octopus Group, they employ 750 people and have over £9 billion pounds under management. You can sign up to the email newsletter Jimmy mentioned here Octopus was started in his bedroom in the year 2000, he’d left a solid and stable job with Mercury to set up his own fund management company in his mid 20s.  We learn in this episode that perhaps unsurprisingly it took a couple of twenty somethings quite a while to raise their first million pounds to invest in Britains entrepreneurial companies. But by year 2010 they had achieved a solid scale of fund management and began to think more about the other problems that they could tackle. This came from the entrepreneurial team that they had created, Matt Cooper one of their fund managers, pitched them an idea about solar panels and now he now heads up the renewables division employing 80 people and having invested £3 billion into renewable energy. This is where they developed their consumer facing energy supplier Octopus Energy, which is probably what the company is known for most now, having amassed 2 million customers in just five years, and we will be interviewing the CEO, Greg Jackson later in the series.  Chris talks about the different routes they have taken on the journey from being a start up to the major institution that Octopus now is and the more they can and want to do to disrupt other industries such as healthcare.  They started with just yellow pages, their girlfriends paying the rent and a one pager with some ideas scrawled on it.  We talk about how some of the best ideas can come from the most unexpected of places and how they encourage their employees to pitch ideas through their Springboard programme ‘and how the Government can expand their springboard programme to build an army of entrepreneurs’.  But first we start the story by Chris working in a gory lab at the height of the BSE crisis. We are proud to have partnered with Octopus on this series of Jimmy's Jobs of the future.A reminder you can follow us onInstagram: @JimmysjobsTwitter: @JimmysjobsAnd most importantly on LinkedIn.Jimmy also has a email newsletter that you can sign up to here.  Subscribe so you don't miss any new episodes, releasing every Wednesday.You can sign up to Jimmy's Substack here for weekly content on the future of work, technology, and politicsFor more information on partnering with us please visit our partnerships page here.Also make sure you subscribe to The Shift, you can find it here on Spotify or on Apple Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
31/03/2151m 38s

Graphcore - the most exciting company you probably haven't heard of

Graphcore is backed by Silicon Valley Venture Capital Sequoia, who have backed Apple, Google, WhatsApp, Youtube, Instagram and Zoom amongst many others. Nigel Toon founded Graphcore in Bristol, and now is employing 450 people across Beijing, Palo Alto, Oslo and Cambridge.  Highlights of the episode: Nigel thinks that the impact of Artificial Intelligence is both overblown and underestimated How we should think of AI as a tool similar to how the spreadsheet impacted accountancy, far from displacing jobs as many predicted - more people are now working in accountancy than ever before.  How the most powerful skill is seeing across boundaries How WW2 impacted the development of the jet engine.  Their plans to hire 200 people in the next year Why Bristol is a brilliant differentiator to attract the best engineers. We also talk about the plans for Graphcore to float on the stock market.  Oh if that wasn’t enough we finish on a touch of geo politics and digital nationalism. It is a cracker of an episode A reminder you can follow us onInstagram: @JimmysjobsTwitter: @Jimmysjobs And most importantly on LinkedIn.Jimmy also has a email newsletter that you can sign up to here.  Subscribe so you don't miss any new episodes, releasing every Wednesday.You can sign up to Jimmy's Substack here for weekly content on the future of work, technology, and politicsFor more information on partnering with us please visit our partnerships page here.Also make sure you subscribe to The Shift, you can find it here on Spotify or on Apple Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/03/2137m 26s

Trailer - Season Two

Explaining our plans for the second series of Jimmy's Jobs of the Future and how we are hoping to grow the show, and how for this series we are partnering with Octopus to bring the great stories of entrepreneurs from across the whole of the UK and beyond. A reminder you can follow us on Instagram: @JimmysjobsTwitter: @Jimmysjobs And most importantly on LinkedIn. Jimmy also has a email newsletter that you can sign up to here.  Subscribe so you don't miss any new episodes, releasing every Wednesday.You can sign up to Jimmy's Substack here for weekly content on the future of work, technology, and politicsFor more information on partnering with us please visit our partnerships page here.Also make sure you subscribe to The Shift, you can find it here on Spotify or on Apple Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
16/03/215m 26s

Christian May - City AM newspaper

Christian was appointed as the Editor at City AM five years ago, it has a brilliant reputation for nurturing exceptional talent, the likes of Oliver Shah, Sunday Times business editor, kate McCann of Sky News, Julian Harris and Tom Welsh of the Daily Telegraph all started their careers at the paper. it has been an incredible five years in the UKs history and we get his reflections on how journalism has changed in that period. The core skills still remain of curiosity, judgment, fearlessness, scepticism but not cynicism remain key to being a good journalist. Christian also made clear that the more traditional skills of writing good copy can be taught on the job.We hear how the young journalists pitch themselves in a much broader sense. This is the penultimate episode of the pilot series, so I am keen to hear feedback, particularly from those starting out on their careers such as students or.A reminder you can sign up to the newsletter here. We are on Insta and Twitter @JimmysJobsAnd you can follow me directly on Twitter @JimmyM Thanks for listening  Subscribe so you don't miss any new episodes, releasing every Wednesday.You can sign up to Jimmy's Substack here for weekly content on the future of work, technology, and politicsFor more information on partnering with us please visit our partnerships page here.Also make sure you subscribe to The Shift, you can find it here on Spotify or on Apple Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/12/2032m 35s

Pete Flint (pt.2) - NFX, founder of two unicorn companies

Pete, part of the founding team of lastminute.com and Trulia joins us in the second half of this episode to discuss the 48 hours where he met Steve Jobs and Mike Moritz of Sequoia Capital. How he had to change mindset when transitioning to an investor from being a founder, demonstrating no matter what you have achieved an agile mindset is very important. In addition, we discuss how modern day entrepreneurship is similar to the geographical explorers like Shackleton of centuries gone by. He has recently written a brilliant essay on the NFX website on how to 10X your career, you can check out that piece which we talk a lot about in the show - https://www.nfx.com/post/10x-career-decisions/I have been thinking of how to transition my career for a year since leaving Downing Street and it is the best piece I have read on the subject.Thank you to this episodes sponsor, Juggle.Jobs A key theme of this podcast has been the challenge entrepreneurs face in getting the right level of experience for a fast growing company. Flexible hiring is the most obvious route while you grow, but it's difficult to find experienced hires that can hit the ground running through traditional recruitment firms that don't focus on flexible workers and charge expensive market rates. This time vs. experience vs. cost was exactly the dilemma faced by Wesley Rashid at Accountancy Cloud.  The Juggle platform automated the recruitment process from job placement to payment of talented flexible workers, it made the hiring process 25% quicker. He was able to hire the perfect candidate on a flexible basis through Juggle, and this resulted in him saving both time and money. Wesley told me; It’s one the best decisions I’ve made for the business, I won’t be using archaic recruitment processes anymore and I fully recommend using Juggle to any growing start-up! You can check them out at juggle.jobsA reminder that Jimmy's Jobs of the Future is on Instagram on Twitter @JimmysJobs And you can sign up to the newsletter to get summaries sent to your inbox and updates about future guests: https://www.getrevue.co/profile/jimmym  Subscribe so you don't miss any new episodes, releasing every Wednesday.You can sign up to Jimmy's Substack here for weekly content on the future of work, technology, and politicsFor more information on partnering with us please visit our partnerships page here.Also make sure you subscribe to The Shift, you can find it here on Spotify or on Apple Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/12/2017m 6s

Pete Flint (pt.1) - NFX, founder of two unicorn companies

Pete Flint was the founding member of LastMinute.com with Brent Hoberman and Martha Lane Fox. Following the billion dollar acquisition, Pete went to study for an MBA at Stanford Graduate School of Business. He noticed how it was hard to get accomodation, and so this led to him founding Trulia, which turned into another unicorn being acquired by Zillow for £3.5 billion. He has recently written a brilliant essay on the NFX website on how to 10X your career, you can check out that piece which we talk a lot about in the show - https://www.nfx.com/post/10x-career-decisions/I have been thinking of how to transition my career for a year since leaving Downing Street and it is the best piece I have read on the subject.Thank you to this episodes sponsor, Juggle.Jobs Three key themes of this podcast have been talent, diversity, and flexibility.  Young ambitious companies always face a challenge between hiring a full time employee, but also getting the right level of experience for what they need and within their budgets. That is where Juggle Jobs comes in, think of them as an AirBnB for high end employment ...as Hayden Wood said in the first episode, hire talent, but rent experience. You can post a free job advertisement on Juggle in just a few minutes, and then you are presented with intelligently matched candidates. You can check their process at juggle.jobs A reminder that you can follow us on Twitter and Instagram @JimmysJobs If you want further summaries and sneak peeks of upcoming guests - sign up to the Jimmy's Jobs of the Future email at https://www.getrevue.co/profile/jimmym Thanks very much for listening.  Subscribe so you don't miss any new episodes, releasing every Wednesday.You can sign up to Jimmy's Substack here for weekly content on the future of work, technology, and politicsFor more information on partnering with us please visit our partnerships page here.Also make sure you subscribe to The Shift, you can find it here on Spotify or on Apple Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
04/12/2022m 10s

Hayden Wood - Bulb (Bonus) on the Green Industrial Revolution

We invited Hayden Wood back on the show in a special bonus episode to talk about how the government had announced plans to create 250,000 jobs as part of the Green Industrial Revolution. Hayden discusses the plans to reach Net Zero and a bit more on what they look for as employees at Bulb. As a reminder you can follow us on Instagram and Twitter @JimmysJobs We are also on LinkedIn too at Jimmy's jobs of the Future  Subscribe so you don't miss any new episodes, releasing every Wednesday.You can sign up to Jimmy's Substack here for weekly content on the future of work, technology, and politicsFor more information on partnering with us please visit our partnerships page here.Also make sure you subscribe to The Shift, you can find it here on Spotify or on Apple Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
24/11/2012m 29s

Sarah Wood OBE (pt.2) - Unruly, a global video advertising marketplace

Sarah Wood OBE founded Unruly, which was acquired by News Corp in 2015 for a nine figure sum. Sarah is now the Senior Independent Director at TechNation. We talk about a PANDA strategy for hiring and how teams can ensure diversity of hiring. You can check out Sarah's book, 'stepping up, how to accelerate your leadership potential' at https://steppingupbook.co.uk/ Please do consider sharing this episode on social media we are at @jimmysjobs on Instagram and Twitter and we are on LinkedIn too. Please also consider directly sharing with a friend on WhatsApp who is thinking of a career change, as that is the most likely way that someone will check out the show. Thanks for listening.  Subscribe so you don't miss any new episodes, releasing every Wednesday.You can sign up to Jimmy's Substack here for weekly content on the future of work, technology, and politicsFor more information on partnering with us please visit our partnerships page here.Also make sure you subscribe to The Shift, you can find it here on Spotify or on Apple Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
21/11/2023m 10s

Sarah Wood OBE (pt.1) - Unruly, a global video advertising marketplace

Sarah is the co-founder of Unruly, the global video advertising marketplace that was acquired by News Corp in 2015 for a nine figure fee.   Sarah is now the Senior Independent Director at TechNation, a network for ambitious tech entrepreneurs. She is also a best selling author, her book 'stepping up: how to accelerate your leadership potential' which is a must read career handbook for millennials. You can purchase that at - https://steppingupbook.co.uk/ Sarah was appointed an OBE for services to technology and innovation and is a judge on the women's prize for fiction.  She started her career as a lecturer at University of Sussex and Cambridge.She starts by explaining how the London 7/7 terrorist attacks led to her wanting a change in her career, and that led to her founding Unruly. Sarah also talks about health and energy being the big sectors for growth.Specific roles she talks about include data scientists, software engineers, digital marketeers and international operations teams. She also namechecks, some of the most exciting companies in the latest Technation cohort. Olio - is a mobile app for food-sharing, aiming to reduce food waste. It does this by connecting those with surplus food to those who need or wish to consume such food. It is run by the very impressive Tessa Clarke  Florence - is an online marketplace seamlessly connecting independent nurses and carers with the shifts they want. Farewill - is making the process around will writing much easier and attempting to make life simpler for the loved ones when someone passes away.  Thanks for checking out the show notes, please do remember to rate us on iTunes and feel free to share us on social media, LinkedIn in particular although we are on Instagram and Twitter @JimmysJobs  Subscribe so you don't miss any new episodes, releasing every Wednesday.You can sign up to Jimmy's Substack here for weekly content on the future of work, technology, and politicsFor more information on partnering with us please visit our partnerships page here.Also make sure you subscribe to The Shift, you can find it here on Spotify or on Apple Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
17/11/2021m 40s

Izzy Obeng - Foundervine, an accelerator for black and ethnic minority founders

Izzy Obeng, left her role as a management consultant two years ago to set up an accelerator for black and ethnic minority founders.  Whilst they have only been going two years, they have already seen 2,000 people pass through their programmes and are working more with local governments to help reach those most in need of the advice. They are expanding now so that it is not just purely entrepreneurial skill sets they are providing, but a full immersive education experience where people gain ongoing mentoring for example.  They are also working with employers, providing a diverse talent pipeline to corporates, many of their courses are held in corporate offices, so that attendees can understand more about business life. I mention at the end of the show how we are going to have Dr. Sarah Wood who founded Unruly. We also have Pete Flint, the legendary venture capitalist coming on the show who wrote the article how to 10x your career - that is available here - https://www.nfx.com/post/10x-career-decisions/ Thanks again for listening, please take the time to review us on iTunes or share us on social media, we are on Twitter, Instagram and LinkedIn @JimmysJobs  Subscribe so you don't miss any new episodes, releasing every Wednesday.You can sign up to Jimmy's Substack here for weekly content on the future of work, technology, and politicsFor more information on partnering with us please visit our partnerships page here.Also make sure you subscribe to The Shift, you can find it here on Spotify or on Apple Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
10/11/2032m 19s

Kathryn Parsons - Founder of Decoded, a digital and data skills company

Thank you for checking out the show notes. Please do consider signing up to our email newsletter.And follow us on LinkedIn at Jimmy's Jobs of the FutureWe are on Instagram and Twitter: @jimmysjobs Thank you for your continued supportEpisode summaryIf I were summing that up to the Prime Minister, I would suggest something along the lines of the following.  PM, we met with an interesting company this week that is a large provider of data and digital upskilling to large corporates in the UK. They work with Burberry, Unilever, Marks & Spencer to provide Data Academies.  They have also become a modern day exporter setting up offices across the globe and having trained half a million people in 85 cities, including American companies like Nike.  Kathryn believes that it should be a legal requirement for boards to understand data and cybersecurity, in the way that all board members have a grasp of finances.  The World Economic Forum released a paper this week on the future of work saying that whilst 43% of businesses expect to reduce their workforce due to technology integration, they still ultimately expect more jobs to be created overall as a result of innovation.  Mathematics, engineering and physics are as valuable as computer science, interestingly they noted Southampton has an up and coming talent hub.  The technology founder has an unusual story, having read Classics at University, demonstrating again that technology founders can come from many backgrounds.  This would undoubtedly pique the current occupier of No.10’s interest as he studied Classics and can recite Ancient Greek incredibly well. Well I say incredibly well, it seems impressive to me when she does it.  Subscribe so you don't miss any new episodes, releasing every Wednesday.You can sign up to Jimmy's Substack here for weekly content on the future of work, technology, and politicsFor more information on partnering with us please visit our partnerships page here.Also make sure you subscribe to The Shift, you can find it here on Spotify or on Apple Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
03/11/2038m 5s

Pip Jamieson - Founder of The Dots, a platform for no collar workers

Thanks for checking out the show notes, please leave a rating if listening on iTunes and share with your friends who you think might find it useful.  We already have 50 ratings, but it would be great to keep up the momentum. If you would like to share us, please do so on LinkedIn, as that is where we think most people who are looking for career inspiration will be spending their time.  just search for Jimmy's Jobs of the Future.We are also on Instagram and Twitter @JimmysJobs and would of course be delighted if you could share then. Summary of the episodeJimmy interviews the Founder and CEO of the Dots, Pip Jamieson. The Dots is a platform over over half a million 'no collar workers', these people can include those in the creative industries and the wider technology sector. There are 10,000 companies on the platform using it to hire people. Jimmy provides a briefing note to the Prime Minister which is summarised below. If I were summing that up to the PM, I would probably write something along the lines of the following Prime Minister, this week, we met with a fascinating company which is creating the modern day rails for the creative economy and more broadly what they term no collar workers It has half a million members on the platform, 40% of whom are freelancers, they are predominantly coming together to work on creative side projects and they are seeing a surge of freelancers as people pursue side projects, partly as a result of the pandemic.  There are also 10,000 companies on the platform using it to hire people.  Unsurprisingly in the last few months, they have seen competition for applications increasing across the board.  But equally there has been a rise of remote working applications and opportunities, which is leading to a democratisation for those not living in metropolitan hubs, we heard a similar theme from Hayden Wood at bulb last week.  They are seeing an increase of the multi disciplinary individual, sometimes referred to as T shaped skill set or even coloquially as a ‘slashie’.  Furthermore, they are seeing the rise of skill swappers, a trend where people are trading their time and skills in exchange for being taught skills in other areas, for example an accountant or lawyer may offer their time to a start up project in exchange for learning about more creative design and vicer versa. They are seeing this increase at round 50% month on month increase, therefore this is now 25x what it was last year.  When building The Dots, Pip referred to four golden skills of product, which are management, engineering, design and data - they have upskilled interns in these areas who are now full team members.  Technology firms are increasing their hiring on the platform, but not just in technical skills such as engineering, they are also seeing a significant rise number of copywriters and producers for example. Even in technical roles the importance of creativity is becoming more important, and this is a trend The Dots are likely to see increasing until Quantum technology comes in.  I may provid Subscribe so you don't miss any new episodes, releasing every Wednesday.You can sign up to Jimmy's Substack here for weekly content on the future of work, technology, and politicsFor more information on partnering with us please visit our partnerships page here.Also make sure you subscribe to The Shift, you can find it here on Spotify or on Apple Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
26/10/2039m 33s

Hayden Wood - Founder of Bulb, the renewable energy company

The two articles that I mentioned in the summary that Hayden sent across after the show:https://cultureby.com/2019/01/someday-we-will-all-play-for-the-patriots.html https://www.patspulpit.com/2017/5/18/15644770/bill-belichick-explains-why-the-patriots-always-have-one-of-the-smallest-coaching-staffs-in-the-nfl Jimmy is joined by one of the UKs leading entrepreneurs, Hayden Wood founded Bulb alongside his co founder, Amit just five years ago in 2015. For those of you that haven't heard of,Bulb, they provide 100% renewable electricity and 100% carbon neutral gas to a now staggering 1.7 million members across the UK.     That has led it to become the fastest growing private company in the UK, but its growth is not just limited to these shores, as it has recently just announced expansion into France, Spain and Texas.    They employ almost 900 people in a wide variety of different roles, and we'll ask Hayden where he sees green jobs of the future coming from, it is a phrase that is often trotted out, but we'll aim to get into more of the detail today.    Whilst it has been a great success story, not everything is or has been plain sailing and we will discuss some of the challenges the company has had along the way.  **Please leave us a rating if you enjoy the show or even tag us on social media in particularly on LinkedIn, we are at @JimmysJobs**Prime Ministerial SummaryIf I were summing that conversation up to the Prime Minister in a short briefing memo, the key things that I would include.  All employees have some form of data test now  The best ideas can come from surprising places for example their internal hack weeks, where they put lots of multi disciplinary people together to try and improve the business - this is where their single energy tariff idea came from.  Only 5% of their employees had a background in energy before joining the company.  At any given point, 5% of employees are in rotation within another part of the business, seeing how each other work and sharing ideas Biggest challenge came when trying to recruit too many people too quickly - this is a challenge we see often for fast growing scale up companies They are using the traditional in person interview less, because of biases that this can lead too.  Lastly, I was interested to hear how whilst the energy use has been smoothed throughout the pandemic, rather than the traditional 5-7pm dash, that has actually led to an increase in prices because it is therefore less predictable.  I would then cross check that with the energy adviser to see if they had any comment they wanted to add.  **Please leave us a rating if you enjoy the show or even tag us on social media in particularly on LinkedIn, we are at @JimmysJobs** Subscribe so you don't miss any new episodes, releasing every Wednesday.You can sign up to Jimmy's Substack here for weekly content on the future of work, technology, and politicsFor more information on partnering with us please visit our partnerships page here.Also make sure you subscribe to The Shift, you can find it here on Spotify or on Apple Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
14/10/2037m 21s

Trailer for Jimmy's Jobs of the future

This show is going to be presented by Jimmy McLoughlin. who up until last year,  was advising the UK Prime Minister on business specialising in technology and entrepreneurship.  The aim of this podcast is to interview entrepreneurs about where they think the jobs of the future are coming from and recreate a Prime Ministerial briefing. The truth is, no-one knows what the future holds, but the people building the fastest growing businesses is a good place to start. When working in 10 Downing Street, Jimmy's primary role was to be the go to person for business leaders when they wanted to feed information into the centre of the Government.It meant he could be dealing with a wide range of issues on any given day, from apprenticeship policy, to stock market dives or  their concerns about the latest round of Brexit negotiations. The worst part his day would come when he would get a call from a FTSE Chief Exec telling me they were about to make a large number of redundancies to coincide with the opening of the stock market.This would make for a lot of doom and gloom headlines, and of course for every job lost it was not only a tragedy for an individual, but would often impact an entire family. Yet the UK was undergoing a jobs miracle at the same time, entrepreneurs up and down the country were starting and growing businesses  which was leading to record level of employment, but these incremental steps were often not widely reported. Therefore he was and is curious about where these new jobs were coming from and each week, he’d try to include a note for the PM about a company that had created new jobs in a different area of the country.With everything that has happened in 2020, this now feels more pressing than ever. The process of trying to find a new job is bewildering and complex and it can be difficult to know how to future proof your skills.  So that is what this podcast is about, interviewing entrepreneurs about where they see the jobs of the future coming from, where they are planning to take their businesses, what skills they value now, but also what skills they think their business will need in 3-5 years time. Whether you are just starting out on your career, transitioning or even a bit longer in the tooth, I hope you’ll find these conversations thought provoking about where our economy is going. We have some amazing guests lined up like Hayden Wood who founded the renewable energy company, Bulb and people like Sarah Wood, who had been a University Lecturer, but went on to create £100 million pound business in Unruly Media. He'll break the summaries down into what I would include in a PM briefing and then more of a general careers counsel. I am bootstrapping this, so as every podcast asks, if you enjoy it, please leave a rating, share us on social media particularly on LinkedInInstagramTwitter or even be old fashioned and tell a friend down the pub about it. And make sure you subscribe, that means you won’t miss an episode. Subscribe so you don't miss any new episodes, releasing every Wednesday.You can sign up to Jimmy's Substack here for weekly content on the future of work, technology, and politicsFor more information on partnering with us please visit our partnerships page here.Also make sure you subscribe to The Shift, you can find it here on Spotify or on Apple Podcasts. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit podcastchoices.com/adchoices
09/10/203m 19s
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