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Sean O'Brien

Sean O'Brien

Task Researcher for Celebrity Big Brother, January 2015 series




Since graduating, Sean has worked on a number of shows including BBC Entertainment North, Snog Marry Avoid, Britain's Got Talent, Big Brother and the Apprentice. He was successful in getting a job at the BBC four days after graduating and emphasises the importance of utilising all the tools and equipment available at Leeds Trinity to build up your skills portfolio in a highly competitive environment, and the importance of professional work placements Leeds Trinity students are able to take advantage of.

Alumni Relations Officer Brett Arnall caught up with Sean when he returned to campus for Leeds Trinity Enterprise and Employability week in 2015.

How does it feel to be back on campus again?

It's really interesting to see how much the campus has changed and great to see happy students and old lecturers.  It's also nice to return to the north as I'm currently based down south in Shepherds Bush.

How do you feel Leeds Trinity University supported you?

My time here was really useful as a student and the placement I was able to undertake was a huge bonus. I also benefitted from extra-curricular support from Careers and Employability team, they really helped me get a foot in the door.

What three words would you use to describe Leeds Trinity University?

Creative, realistic and engaging.

What excites you most about working on Celebrity Big Brother?

I'm really excited to hear the full line up, it's kept very secret! I am really looking forward to seeing my own ideas being used on the show.