Recently we were lucky to have OV Cameron Walker (Os 08-15) interviewed by Helen Airdrie, Head of Careers, where he spoke for a virtual Assembly to our current Fourth Form pupils about his career journey in Journalism.
Cameron left King’s just over five years ago. He was interested in drama, music and was part of the School Choir during his years at King’s. Cameron was also a monitor and took part in the memorable 2012 School production of Les Misérables.
Cameron kindly answered a variety of questions, talking about his personal experiences during his years at King’s to what he is doing now. Cameron is now an Output Researcher for ITV’s ‘Good Morning Britain’. He told pupils about his journey to get to this point, initially inspired by a trip to London when he visited BBC Broadcasting House and then going on to study Broadcast Journalism at Nottingham Trent University, after which he landed a job working for ITV in London.
Pupils were told about a typical day in the broadcasting industry and the different work Cameron does, for example: writing scripts, reacting to breaking news stories, commissioning graphics and even some on-screen presenter training- which he hopes to do more of in years to come. The pupils learnt of the wide variety of skills required in this industry as well as the positive and negatives of this career.
Cameron’s advice to pupils was to get involved with as many extra-curricular activities as possible, allowing themselves to gain a variety of transferable skills and build up their experience from a young age which can be used in university and job applications when the time comes.
Many thanks to Cameron, who gave our youngest pupils at King’s some excellent advice and inspiration.