OM Jon Bentley offers TV career advice to pupils

Television presenter and OM Jon Bentley returned to Millfield this week to talk about his prominent career in the media.

Jon is perhaps best known for his long-term roles as a presenter on The Gadget Show and as a former producer of Top Gear. He also works as a writer, demonstrating the versatility often required when building a media career.

With tales of his formative years and his development into a TV presenter and producer, Jon spoke to current pupils and offered advice for those hoping to pursue a career in television.

Jon’s enthusiasm for cars was a recurring theme in his talk, demonstrating that if you live and breathe your specialism, you can stand out in even the most competitive of industries. 

Pupils left with the message that enthusiasm and determination can be the most prized of traits, and were inspired by Jon’s invaluable insights.