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

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

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


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

Elizabeth Taylor Chief Executive of ERSA (and former hairwasher)

William Smalley, RIBA Architect (and former newspaper deliverer) 

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

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

Marcus Lyon, Artist (and former Jackeroo) 

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

Susan Daniels, CEO, National Deaf Children's Society

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

Martina O'Sullivan, Penguin

Simon and Andrew Salter, founders Salter Brothers

Antonia Belcher, Founding LLP Member/Partner, MHBC LLP

Sam Taylor, Owner, Max Minerva's Marvellous Books

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

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

If you have any questions about this event please contact [email protected] 

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