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Tech We Can resources
Tech We Can is a set of FREE tech careers resources aimed at 10 – 13 year old boys and girls. The Tech Tech We Can resources are created by the Tech She Can Charter and are designed to be female friendly with an aim to encourage more students (especially girls) to consider a career in technology.
Tech We Can offer 2 types of resources:
– Full 2 hour lesson plans and toolkits: for teachers to deliver to students in the classroom, or for parents and carers to deliver at home.
– Pre-recorded 20-30min online Tech Tuesday lessons: for children to watch in school or at home with an optional creative challenge to complete afterwards.
Linked In News- who’s hiring in the UK
While the impact of the coronavirus is forcing many companies to lay off staff, fortunately it’s not all bad news: some firms are still hiring.
LinkedIn news has highlighted some of the companies that are advertising 50 or more UK roles on their websites.Linked in Who's hiring in the uk
Amazing Apprenticeships resource catalogue
Download the Amazing Apprenticeships resource catalogue which has been developed to help guide careers leads and teachers through the 200+ resources on apprenticeships, traineeships. T Levels and other vocational pathways on offer.
All resources have been designed collaboratively with teachers and careers advisers to ensure their suitability, and are free to download and share.Download Amazing Apprenticeships Resource Catalogue
Unlock Cyber Virtual Taster week
7 – 11 December
This event is aimed at pupils in years 8 and 9 and includes a mix of employer-led cyber activities and sessions delivered by leading cyber experts from across the SW region.
Activities will be recorded, for you to stream later. However some of the sessions will only be available to watch live. They will be delivered using MS Teams.
Register your interest now. Simply send an email to receive the timetable and links. Elaine3.firstname.lastname@example.orgRegister now Visit Unlock Cyber website
Royal Navy School Engagement offer
The Royal Navy Area Engagement Team aims to increase awareness and visibility of the work of the Royal Navy amongst young people between 11-25 years of age.
They can deliver a variety of activities including:
- Confidence building & personal development
- Nautical challenge
- Fitness & wellbeing activities
- Career talks
Springboard FutureChef digital academy.
FutureChef have developed a new digital academy with all the materials and resources needed to deliver activities within lessons or as part of a club.
They are offering the FutureChef Development Programme for ages 11 to 14 along with is the FutureChef Online Competition for 14 to 16s.
The FutureChef Academy will help to build student skills with differentiated activities, that can be completed both in the classroom and at home.
Both the FutureChef Development Programme and FutureChef Online Competition have launched this month with different modules released throughout the year. The attached flyers give more detail and information.Download Future Chef Development Programme info Download Future Chef online competition info
The Plymouth Manufacturers Group (PMG) is a network of over 50 manufacturing businesses from across Plymouth and surrounding area.
Amongst the group are household names such as Mars Wrigley Confectionery, Burts and Kawasaki PM, Babcock International, Princess Yachts and BD (Becton Dickinson).
Together PMG Members employ 13,000 people and have a turnover of £2.7 billion!
They have developed the Plymouth Makes website where you can get to know some of these manufacturers and their products, find out who offers apprenticeships, and discover some of the companies’ more quirky facts.Visit Plymouth Makes website
Step into the NHS – redesigned resources & competition
The redesigned Step into the NHS careers resources and competition website are now live!
Aimed at raising students’ ambitions, there are videos, worksheets, lessons plans and more, that can be used in the classroom or remotely.
As the UK’s biggest employer with 1.7 million staff in more than 350 different roles, the NHS wants to open students’ eyes and minds to the wide range of opportunities that are available to everyone.Visit Step into the NHS website Find out more about the competition & resources
Success at School parents and carers guide
The complete version of the Success at school guide for parents and carers – Helping your child begin their career journey is now available to download.
With the help of their sponsor JP Morgan, they have expanded on their preview guide to add case studies, brand new info on T-levels, plus guest articles on university, mental health, encouraging young women into engineering and more.
Why not add to your parents’ resources on your website?Download Parents' Guide
British Library resources by subject
The British Library has an amazing Learning section on its website which is full of ideas and inspiration for the classroom, from Gothic Literature to Medieval History and from World War One to Feminism. They also offer teacher CPD. .
They are currently looking at how they can best support schools during this time so watch this space for an update on that.Visit the British Library website
Teen Boys Conference – 11th November
This exciting event builds on the success of the last 5 years and will be an ideal opportunity for your teenage male students to hear about the latest technologies, what it’s really like to work in the corporate world and the qualities that you need to be a successful entrepreneur amongst other things.
It is being held on 11th November to coincide with International Men’s Day and is a chance for your students be inspired by young men doing great things that they can relate to.Visit Rockingurteens website Register for the Teen Boys Conference
First Lego Challenge
FIRST® LEGO® League Challenge is a global STEM programme for teams of young people, to encourage an interest in real world themes and develop key skills that are crucial for their future careers.
Young people work together to explore a given topic and to design, build and program an autonomous LEGO® robot to solve a series of missions – great for Benchmark 4!Find out more
Connect – College community of practice
The Careers and Enterprise Company are working with over 100 colleges in the College Careers Community: a virtual community for colleges to share best practice and resources to drive innovation in careers education.
The College Careers Community aims to provide a platform where colleges can engage with and respond to the needs of the FE Sector when it comes to developing careers and enterprise activities.
It’s a place to drive innovation, collaboration and share examples of what’s working well across the country in careers education. College Careers Lead will receive termly Connect emails with information designed specifically to support them in their role.Sign up to Connect College Careers Community
Industrial Cadets Week 23 – 27 November
EDT are offering young people the chance to develop the skills they need to enter the Engineering industry.
Industrial Cadets Week 2020 will run from 23rd – 27th November and will give students a sneak peek into the exciting world of work, and unique access to established professionals and emerging young talent across a wide range of sectors.
Through a series of live online sessions, podcasts, videos, and hands on activities, the ‘Insight Into’ Series will give students exposure to the variety of roles available in a career in STEM and excite them about future opportunities in the coming months.Find out more & register
Careers in pathology resources
Fancy something totally different?!
The Royal College of Pathologists has developed a number of resources highlighting the various roles within pathology.
From investigating infertility to researching neurological disorders, pathology careers are incredibly diverse – each focuses on a different area of prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease.
They are also holding a virtual Meet the Pathologist event for 13-18 year olds on 10th November – free registration via EventbriteVisit Careers in Pathology website Register for Meet the Pathologists event
British Army jobs – virtual event 19th November
The British Army is holding a virtual event on 19th November 11:30am – 12:30pm to showcase the different roles they have on offer.
This is your chance to meet and speak to serving soldiers about life in the Army. They’ve travelled the world, trained among the strongest in the country and have experienced first-hand the benefits of becoming an Army soldier.
Visit their work experience page for more information about their live events and find out how to build a successful career in the Army: https://jobs-ar.my/movementtowork
In addition they have developed an Army Bursary Booklet which gives further details of the different funding available.Register for the event Download Army Bursaries Booklet
Around the patch – Marine Academy Plymouth World of Work Week 2020
When faced with cancelling the Year 10 work experience week in July, Marine Academy Plymouth partnered with the Real Ideas Organisation (RIO) to offer a virtual World of Work Week in its place.
Over 4 consecutive days, the students were offered the chance to interact with a panel of guests from four different sectors. They were able to ask questions in real time, and hear first-hand how the panel members had ended up in their current roles. After completing feedback forms the students were awarded digital badges for taking part.
Following the webinars Ed Hart from Rio said:
The webinars gave us a unique platform to connect young people with the world of work that exists within the city. They gave students a live and interactive experience and opportunity to quiz a really interesting range of professionals from some of Plymouth’s leading employers across a range of different sectors. The students asked some brilliant questions and were a credit to the school. They very much earned the digital badges that were awarded as a result of taking part.
Associate Assistant Principal for PSHE & Careers Shelley Walker said:
Students loved having the opportunity to hear from different sectors and find out about roles that they didn’t even know existed! Students also found that being able to engage with people in real time and ask questions during the webinars was what made this experience really stand out.
Have you done something amazing with your students? Let us know and we can share it!
Next Steps South West Events Diary
Get some help with Benchmark 7!
Next Steps South West have an online events diary which gives details of all the virtual University open days coming up across the area.NSSW Events Diary