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Sir Terry Leahy, ex CEO Tesco, visits OMBS

Thursday April 23 2015

On 28 April 2015 Sir Terry Leahy, former CEO of Tesco, will visit Oxford Media & Business School, OMBS.  The role of the PA and executive staff is continually evolving and his informal talk will cover what he expects from his support staff providing practical insight as to how that has changed from his role of CEO to his life now. 

OMBS, established over 40 years ago, specialises in IT and business training.  Students cover a wide range of topics in their one year course and the school has a 98% job success rate.  Students join the school after completing ‘A levels’ or a gap year, seeing it as a practical alternative to university.  About one fifth join after university.  Andrea Freeman, Principal, OMBS says of the visit: “We teach students the practical skills to get their first job but those skills are continually evolving.  This talk will give our students the opportunity to hear one of the UK’s most famous business leaders share his experience of working with support staff. We are incredibly excited that Sir Terry has found time in his busy schedule to talk to our students”. 

Sir Terry, who has a reputation for being down-to-earth and approachable is expected to talk for about 20 minutes and then take questions from students. Sir Terry has links with the school through one of the students.              

Venue: Grande Hall, Oxford Deaf and Hard of Hearing Centre, St Ebbe’s, Oxford OX1 1RL  

Time: 11am – 12noon                    Press are invited to attend

Penny Dash, Editor of School House Magazine, has written an article explaining just how emloyable all OMBS graduates are.

Please click here to read it.

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