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Prospects interviewed on BBC Radio Three Counties about careers in show business

20 May 2013

Laurie McLoughlin, Prospects Lead Adviser for the National Careers Service, was interviewed by Iain Lee on BBC Radio Three Counties last Friday about finding a career in show business.

Iain started by asking Laurie about popular career aspirations of young people. Laurie said the music industry was something many young people are keen to get involved with.

She went on to advise listeners looking for a career in the arts to start by researching the area they are interested in, to understand the sector and then start networking to gain connections.

Laurie advised listeners to speak to a careers adviser through the National Careers Service, as a valuable source of impartial support and advice. "It's also a good idea to think about yourself and your skills", Laurie said.

"It's hard work so you might have talent but you have to have the 'likeability' factor. Success is a long hard road. Most successful people have started at the bottom so it's about hard work", she added. You can listen again to the feature on careers in show business and Laurie's interview here (begins at 32:26).

Prospects delivers face to face careers advice in London on behalf of National Careers Service and as a subcontractor in the West Midlands and as part of a consortium in Yorkshire and Humber.

For more information on the National Careers Service please contact


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