It's estimated that most kids growing up now will hold 13 different jobs in their lifetime, a much higher number than in the past. Find out about the role technology is playing in changing the face of the job market and the approach young people are taking to their careers.
What do you want to be when you grow up That question might be harder than it sounds because the truth is, we don't know what the job market will look like by then. Find out more about the ways technology and robotics are influencing the jobs of the future and hear from kids who share what their dream future job would be.
Why do some business qualify for a government bailout when they begin to lose money That's the question we examine here as we talk about the rationale behind government bailouts and some of the reasons others oppose them.
The difference between private and public companies is explained using a Mac v PC type parody that highlights some of the pros and cons to both approaches, as well as explaining why some public companies opt to go private.
With the release of the new five dollar note, we learn about some of the new security measures that have been taken to discourage counterfeiters. We also meet Connor, a young man that successfully petitioned the RBA to add tactile markings to Australia's currency for the blind and vision impaired.
Behind The News visits a mail centre to see how letters are sorted and delivered, learns what impact the internet is having on the postal service, and how online shopping is increasing package deliveries.
As trends and technology evolve, some jobs and industries start to become less relevant. In the town, when they closed the coal mine, they essentially shut down the town's entire economy and the town itself closed. Hear from some of the kids who lived there about how they feel about having to move under such unusual circumstances.
Just because you have some stuff that you don't use anymore doesn't mean that someone else might not like to have it which is where Op Shops come in handy. Find out all about these secondhand stores and meet a volunteer that has come across a few less appealing donations during her time there.
When you think of a businessman, you may think of an adult, somebody middleaged in a suit. But that's not always the case. Lachlan is just 14 years old and already runs his own business, selling Tshirts, hats and other clothing that he's helped design in stores and online. It's no easy task figuring out all that goes into running a business but he shares with us what he's learned.
Filmed over a one year period, this program takes a look behind the scenes of one of the most exclusive and luxury hotels in the world. Renowned for its clientele, Claridge’s is favoured by royalty and celebrities.
Alan Khan migrated to Australia from Bangladesh in the 1970s. He came to Australia to get a pilot's licence and stayed to become the 'king' of Sydney's wedding photographers. Alan is charming, egotistical, charismatic and a cutthroat businessman.
Shaolin Temple is the birthplace of kung fu and Zen Buddhism. For 1500 years Shaolin has managed to adapt and survive but the wars and upheavals of the 20th century nearly finished the temple off. Then in the early 1980s the temple was reborn thanks to two men: Deng Xiaoping, who encouraged Chinese enterprise, and the other was Jet Li, who starred in the 1984 box office hit Shaolin Temple. Today the temple has multimillion-dollar investments in property, media, health care and tourism. Shaolin Inc is now a commercial force to be reckoned with.
This is a story of a sweatshop scandal told with the use of a hidden camera. China Blue makes a stronger case against worker exploitation than any news item could, simply by showing the everyday lives of some Mainland China factory girls.
As the world suffers the effects of unbridled western capitalism, this two-part series is a timely look at the rise of Islamic finance and banking as ethical alternatives. An accessible exploration of the deepening influence of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) economies and Islamic banking in Malaysia.
In early summer the fields of west Suffolk blaze with yellow rapeseed flowers. This episode, Cyrus and Tony discuss the virtues of rapeseed oil. They then use it to cook Cinnamon, Ginger & Red Chilli Chicken Wings.
Features a card creator whose intricate origami jumps off the page, a chef who surprises diners with meals served in secret locations, and a former fashion designer who stages one-night-only art shows in the most unexpected places.
After a successful harvest in Venezuela, Willie begins to process his cocoa back home in his Devon chocolate factory. But progress comes to a grinding halt when Willie receives some challenging feedback from Britain's top chocolatier, William Curley.
Willie Harcourt-Cooze is on a mission, to fulfil his dream to produce the best chocolate in the world - from bean to bar and beyond. The four-part series follows Willie, his wife Tania and their three young children as Willie grows and harvests his own cocoa beans from his Venezuelan farm and then turns them into premium chocolate at his Devon factory back in the UK.
Nearly a million Australians now live and work overseas - five percent of the population. Most are professionals. A common perception amongst Australian business people living and working overseas is that they feel cut-off from Australia, due to attitudes back home based on defensiveness and (possibly) jealousy.
In a week of appalling weather and even worse catches for the skippers of the pair trawlers, Sunrise and Ocean Dawn, John Stevenson and Ian Ritchie find themselves blown clean across the North Sea and forced to take shelter in Bergen, Norway. And their trip from hell is about to get a whole lot worse with a catastrophic engine failure for one of them and a dramatic mercy dash by the other.
The average American family today carries 10 credit cards. Credit card debt and personal bankruptcies are now at an all time high. With no legal limit on the amount of interest or fees that can be charged, credit cards have become the most profitable sector of the American banking industry, more than $30 billion in profits last year alone. We examine how the credit card industry became so pervasive, so lucrative, and so powerful.
On tonight's episode, Willie's Devon based chocolate factory is up and running with the arrival of his final piece of equipment from Spain. Unfortunately an accident with a forklift delays its installation significantly, maybe even permanently. Willie's luck isn't all bad though as his friend and legendary chef, Marco Pierre While gives his chocolate some positive feedback and puts it straight on the menu at his Yew Tree pub.
Willie is working hard to fulfil a large order placed by Selfridges department store. But will his enthusiasm to throw an opening party at the factory get in the way of production and potentially delay his in-store launch?
This episode goes inside the Obama White House, telling the story of how a newly elected president, with a mandate for change, inherited a financial crisis that would challenge his administration and define his first term.
Electronics Store - Self-proclaimed business expert Nathan Fielder helps real small businesses turn a profit with marketing tactics that no ordinary consultant would dare to attempt. In this episode, Nathan tries to leverage Best Buy's price-matching policy by advertising a deal on TVs that's too good to be true. (S.3 Ep.1) (From the US) (Comedy Series) (class. tba)
Margie and Grayson live in their dated Jindalee home with their two daughters. Neale has the task of bringing the daggy decor up-to-date, while Andrew has to find a family home closer to Brisbane where the couple work.
When TerraCycle's corporate partner, The Naked Grape, wants to highlight their partnership by selling upcycled and recycled wine-related products, Tiff and Stephen get to work. Al, along with Albe's support, revisits his old hobby, stand-up comedy.
The two-part series, Baby Boom to Bust addresses one of the biggest issues of our time: global ageing. The world has hit an extraordinary turning point. For the first time in history old people outnumber the young on our planet. Today, one in every ten persons is over 60. By 2050 it will be one out of five - over two billion people. In some developed countries there are so many elderly and so few births that the population is actually dying off. And in parts of the developing world, the numbers of old people are growing at an even more astounding rate.
Nobody denies that the lifestyle in Australia is second to none. This episode talks to Australian business people who are working to achieve a better work/life balance. It also challenges the notion of the 'sea-changer', as Pria discovers business people re-locating to one of Australia's eight "lifestyle regions" - Noosa.
Wall St Warriors takes a timely and riveting look at the lives of those who work on the world's most famous stock exchange. The forces that drive these diverse people during their stressful hunt for riches are laid bare in insightful, behind-the-scene glimpses of the beating hearts and minds of Wall Street.
When Andrew's tasked with overseeing the creation of a recycled playground to help celebrate the oral care brigade, he's caught off guard by a last minute request. Meanwhile, Tom finds a creative way to prepare for his new baby.
It's mid-summer and thirty delegations from around the world are arriving for the Olympics. Stephen, the butler, prepares a suite for one of the hotel's most regular guests, bringing his furniture and 20 suits out of storage, all for one night.
Anna and Simon never got around to renovating their Rozelle semi as planned and Anna wants out. Andrew has to find a home for them, and their two children, that fulfils Simon's wish list, while Neale has to create a home Anna will love.
Winner of the AFC/SBS pitching competition at the Australian International Documentary Conference (AIDC) in 2007, Taxi School is a quirky, observational documentary series about some of the people behind the faces in the mirror of the next taxi you hail.
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