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Careers

Our careers education runs throughout our curriculum and all year groups have regular opportunities to engage in careers planning, which can then be put in to practice with work experience in Year 10 and Year 12.

We have a variety of careers events, assemblies and trips which we run throughout the year to support all of our children in their learning about careers.  From starting our careers programme in Primary, we believe we can help teach our pupils the importance of striving for their goals to achieve their desired career choice. We also hope that in doing so, every student regardless of their age or background, believes in our ethos of "everyone, every lesson, every opportunity" and that any career goals they strive for are achievable. 

Webinars 

Please click on the + symbol below for more information on some upcoming webinars!

Lincolnshire Training Hub - Should I become a Doctor? Webinar

Lincolnshire Training Hub is holding a presentation on the 2nd of March, at 7:30-8:30pm to aid Year 9-12 students in deciding whether applying for medicine is right for them. 

This will be held by existing medical students who will explain the different aspects of this university course, and how to weigh up the pros and cons, as well as pointing out resources that would help them in the application process.

Please download the poster linked below for more information on how to join the webinar.

Should I become a doctor? Information poster

Salford University

Colleagues at the University of Salford have recently reviewed some current labour market statistics and we wanted to share these with you. We know this is something students are increasingly factoring into their decision making and it can provide context to their choices.

The pandemic has led to many questions around future job markets and the economic impact and here at the University of Salford we are dedicated to showing students the value of higher education and the future prospects, skills and opportunities that further study can offer. A recent statistical analysis by “Burning Glass Technologies” determined the top sectors for job growth and in turn, the “Top 20 in demand” job roles; Nursing came out as the most in demand, followed by roles in Engineering, Accounting, Finance, Law, Property and Data Science. If you would like any further information about our courses in these areas, just let us know.

Moreover, through reviewing this from a “sector specific” angle, we can pull out some key points of interest:

“Two thirds of today’s five-year-old's will, in about fifteen years, find themselves in jobs that don’t exist today”. 

The findings from Deloittes’ report concluded that, skills needed for the Fourth Industrial Revolution include “workplace readiness”, “soft skills”, “technical skills” and “entrepreneurship”, as well as “communication skills” and “building effective relationships”.

It is apparent that education, and diversifying how education is delivered, is a way we can equip students for success. Work-based learning, incorporating placements, live briefs with industry, and of course our degree apprenticeship routes, feature in our course portfolio and give students opportunity to practice such skills, in a realistic environment.

Sessions and Support from Salford

We have a range of useful pre-recorded sessions around student finance, the UCAS process and a why Salford, as well as a number of other online resources on our website, that maybe useful to students at the start of their UCAS journey or unsure of their next steps.

Academic colleagues are also embracing the opportunity to reach a wider audience; Dr Dan Lomas (Lecturer in International History) recently delivered a virtual taster lecture on “Security”. The recording of this is available here

Spotlight Talks: Inspiring Careers Excellence

Following the success of the first Spotlight Talks event in November, Spotlight Talks: Inspiring Careers Excellence will bring together more of the UK's leading employers, role models and apprentices to share valuable insights into a range of careers and sectors. Highlights include talks from: 

  • A technical apprentice at the Science Council about what it is like to work within the sciences
  • The British Esports Association on the exciting vocational career pathways available 
  • Performance Coach Nikita about the difference she is making as a Neonatal Nurse in the NHS 

The Spotlight Talks will take place on Wednesday 24 and Thursday 25 March 2021.

Click here to find out more and register! The event is hosted online and is completely free to join. If your or your students are not able to watch live all talks will also be available on demand after the event. 

Upcoming careers week - University of Leicester

Careers week
With Careers week coming up, we have created a digital playlist that you are more than welcome to share with your students and put onto your website/socials if you desire. These contain academic job insights, graduate success stories, ambassador/year in industry insights, careers in mental health/medicine/law, and general guidance on interviews & transferable skills. You can view this here

We also have 2 live talks - CVs The Basics (Thursday 4th March 12.30pm. PIN: SsrZ) and Careers Support at Leicester (Friday 5th March 12.30pm. PIN: rUfo)

UniCollab- Student Finance & Budgeting (11/03 at 6pm) and Choosing the Right University & Course (20/05 6pm)

Representatives from eight universities offer students an opportunity to engage with expertise across the sector. 

Students can book using the links in the attached poster, above in this email, or by going to:

Subject Tasters

We have a range of subject tasters available for years 10 & 11 and post-16 students. These are a mixture of a live taster and Q&A, and pre-recorded content.

Post-16
Biological and Natural Sciences , Chemistry, Engineering, Law, History, Politics, and International Relations

Pre-16

School of Arts, Geography and Geology, Sociology and Media, Psychology

Students can sign up here

Parents/Carers Content

We have been creating lots of different content to support parents supporting their dependent. They are running various parents' sessions that you can sign up to here. 

Quickfire Student Finance

The student finance application date will fast be upon us! We've created a short video myth busting some of the top things we hear. You can view this here. You can also view our extended talk here.

EPQ Resource bank and schools talks.

We have made a document with presentations you can use or sent on to students to go through the benefits of the EPQ and he different aspects required in it (project management, referencing etc.) if you would like this please email me and we can send it to you. If you need any support with other events, please let me know. We are always happy to deliver bespoke sessions in schools. 

Virtual Open day 27th March 9-4pm

This provides students a great opportunity to talk to staff, ambassadors, and get a feel for the university. 
Students can register here

Work experience

Please click on the + symbol below for more information on work experience opportunities. 

InvestIN

InvestIN are delighted to announce an extensive schedule of immersive career experience programmes for ages 12-18 this term. Where students can:

  • Work alongside experienced professionals in live simulations, role-plays and seminars
  • Network with senior doctors, engineers, lawyers, psychologists, artists, filmmakers, UN staff, investment bankers and many more
  • Gain life-changing, interactive career experiences to advance their future

If you wish to register to for the event, please visit: Choose Your Work Experience - InvestIN Education

The Medic Portal 

The Medic Portal are incredibly excited to let you know about their new virtual work experience programme:

We are all aware that getting work experience is a huge challenge for aspiring medics and this has been largely compounded by COVID. We are therefore delighted to have a genuinely brilliant solution. 

We have partnered up with Kissing It Better, a leading charity who have been recognised by NHS England and the BMA. They have recently been featured heavily on the news for their excellent work in supporting older, isolated people in Care Homes. 

Through our joint programme, we will be giving students the opportunity to connect with these people through Zoom coordinated sessions to build up the key skills they will need during their medical training and career, while also importantly supporting a vulnerable demographic. 

Alongside the live Zoom calls, there will be a suite of learning modules to help students get the most out of this unique volunteering opportunity.

We anticipate this programme being taken up by thousands of students globally as we are inundated with requests daily. The programme will be running in different countries, such as Australia, and live Zoom sessions will be taking place to accommodate for global time zones. 

Please click on this link to book on to the programme. 

Apprenticeships

Please click on the + symbol below for more information on apprenticeship opportunities. 

Engineering Apprenticeships available

The Engineering Trust now have apprenticeships available:

Our mission, here at The Engineering Trust, is to help students find the ideal apprenticeship and our recruitment process is designed to understand them, their motivations, their capabilities and try to match them to a suitable opportunity.

Why do an Engineering Apprenticeship?
The best people to answer this question are those who have done an apprenticeship or are doing one. Here is what Saadiq, Lydia, Alice and Jacques have to say....

https://www.theengineeringtrust.org/apprenticeships/why-when-how-apply/

 

Other useful links and resources:

www.instagram.com/northamptoncollege – Why not check out Northampton College on Instagram and information on any upcoming Virtual Open Events!

www.nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk – This website provides information, advice and guidance to help you make decisions on learning, training and work.

www.gov.uk/topic/further-education-skills – This website provides general advice about further education. It focuses on apprenticeships and advertises current vacancies.

www.ucas.com – search for university courses and their entry requirements.

www.prospects.ac.uk – This website lets you research options to your degree, guidance for jobs and work experience and provides information of industries.

www.beta.nationalcareers.service.gov.uk – here is an questionnaire to find out what job categories and job roles may suit you. It take 5 to 10 minutes to complete.

www.careersbox.co.uk – this is a free online library for careers using film, news and information.

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