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Miles Freeman OI Talks Careers to Year 12 Students

Year 12 Students recently gathered in Great School to hear Old Ipswichian, Miles Freeman when he visited Ipswich School to speak about his career path.
31 Oct 2022
Written by Leanne Castle
Alumni News

Miles has had a rather unusual journey since leaving Ipswich School in 2014 to study architecture at Newcastle. He quickly realised that the course was not for him, but wanted to stay at the university, so transferred to a politics degree. During his time at Newcastle, he set up his own clothing brand with a friend, which he later sold so that he could focus on other avenues.

After graduating he worked for many companies in their communication/marketing departments as he maintained his passion for design, working for brands such as Coca Cola and Harley Davidson. He explained to his audience that after a while he grew tired of working for large corporate entities and took a punt at a new start-up based in Stowmarket called EO Charging. Over the years this company has grown from 20 staff to a multinational company operating in over 40 countries, supplying charging solutions for DHL, Amazon and many of the supermarkets operating electric vehicles.

Miles is currently Marketing Director at EO. The essence of his talk was that many students have a fixed view that careers are very linear, but in reality, he explained that you will have many jobs, taking you in many directions. He advocated the benefits of working for big companies, but also start-ups, where you can be in the driving seat, helping the company develop and making crucial decisions, which may not happen in the larger corporate world.

Article written by Mr Andrew Calver, Deputy Head of Sixth Form

If you would like to share your work experience with our students please contact us via oldipswichians@ipswich.school

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