HOTSW Careers Hub News MAY 2020

Heart of the south west LEP - HOTSW Careers Hub News MAY 2020

Success at School #CrisisCareersHeroes

Success at School recently ran #CrisisCareersHeroes week. Each day they focused on a different key area in which people are working to provide vital services at this critical time.

Key areas:

  1. Getting people and things around
  2. Looking after us
  3. Keeping things clean and working
  4. Keeping us fed
  5. Keeping our public services going
To read more on the job roles and for interviews with keyworkers themselves, visit the website.
Visit #CrisisCareersHeroes website
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Youth Employment UK Careers Activity booklet

Youth Employment UK is a not for profit social enterprise set up to give young people the skills, tools and careers support to fulfil their potential.

They have a number of resources on their website aimed at 14-24 year olds including information on qualifications, student finance, starting a business, youth friendly employers, volunteering and mental health.

They have also developed a Skills and Careers Activities Booklet for students to work through at home.

Careers Booklet
Visit Youth Employment website
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I’m a Scientist – Get me out of here

I’m a Scientist – Get me out of here has re-branded for lockdown to “I’m a scientist stay at home”
I’m a Scientist, Stay at home puts school students in direct contact with real scientists.Everyone can take part from home, so it’s especially useful while schools are closed during the Coronavirus pandemic.Students can:

  • Chat with real scientists, in real time
  • Ask any questions they like
  • Vote for their favourite scientist of the week

It all happens online. It’s safe and secure. It’s free for UK schools

I'm a Scientist website
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Careers at Sea

Over 90% of goods coming into and out of the UK do so by sea. Careers at Sea highlights the many different roles available.

You can hear about life at sea from people who are in the Merchant Navy, learn about the different job roles available, request a visit from a Careers at Sea Ambassador (when lockdown ends!) and find out about the different career pathways within the sector.

Find out more
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UK Parliament resources

Find out about how Parliament works, see what its like to be an MP for a week, how laws are made, how democracy works and how women got the vote.

UK Parliament has a number of free resources including Learn Live sessions aimed at engaging pupils with the work of the UK Parliament .

You can also sign up to the monthly newsletter which highlights all of the latest teaching resources available.

UK Parliament resources
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Makematic Skill Sumo resource

Makematic have developed Skill Sumo – a free shared skills, careers and employability resource.
The programme is designed to ensure school and college leavers have the crucial foundational skills to ready them for the 21st century world of work, and to meet the demands of employers in their region.New bitesize films are added each month across five main themes:

  • Work Inspiration; focusing on young professionals in STEM and creative careers within both global brands and regional growth sectors
  • Pathways; alternative routes into identified growth sectors (eg apprenticeships)
  • 21st Century Skills; explorations of vital transferable skills including creativity, communication, critical thinking and collaboration (based loosely on World Economic Forum areas of emphasis)
  • FutureProof; exploring trends in technology and society and how they may impact the future world of work
  • Professional Development; CEIAG course content for educators
Watch Skill Sumo
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HE Unboxed

HE Unboxed has been developed by Loughborough University and consists of 4 resources:

Subject in a box
Success in a box
Skills in a box
Subject in a box global
HE Unboxed is primarily aimed at Key Stage 4 learners (aged 14-16). Each box complements core curriculum topics and are available free of charge.

Their simple format means that they are easily accessible for teachers and careers staff in all settings.

HE Unboxed website
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Amazing Apprenticeships COVID19 offer

In light of the COVID19 situation, Amazing Apprenticeships has amended the followings online resources:
  • Teachers and Careers Advisers
  • Parents
  • Wellbeing
  • Request support
For more information, visit the website or contact your local Apprenticeship Support and Knowledge (ASK) provider.
Amazing Apprenticeships website
Heart of the south west LEP - HOTSW Careers Hub News MAY 2020

Tec We Can Tuesdays!

Tech We Can Tuesdays! started in April. They are free technology lessons aimed at students (10-13 years) on a webcast platform.

Here is the link to register and log in – https://techwecan.org/tech-tuesdays/

The lessons start at 10:30am and have a different theme; with the aim to inspire children to consider a future career in technology.

HPC Inspire website
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Learn Lounge by Springpod

Learn Lounge is a great resource to help explore a wide variety of careers paths, and to get practical lessons and tips from a team of educators, influencers and industry experts.

From a polar explorer to a Formula One engineer, students, teachers, careers leads and parents can all access the online talks.

Talks are live and interactive but can also be watched on demand at a later date.

Visit Learn Lounge website
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Careers and Enterprise Work it campaign

The Careers and Enterprise Company have launched their new Work it campaign.

Hear directly from young people about their life after education

Bejay – Supa – Entrepreneur
Alex – Cabinet Office – Apprenticeship Strategy Coordinator
Mia – Homeserve – Campaign Planner
Callum – Aviva – Claims Handler

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Complete Careers – Crazy Careers Videos

Complete-Careers launches its YouTube channel with the show Crazy Careers

In response to COVID-19 Complete-Careers is producing a series of careers shows that will be aired weekly on its YouTube Channel.

The show, ‘Crazy Careers’ will be free for all schools, students and parents to access.

An accompanying free lesson plan for each show is also available.

To date they have:

Smelly Jobs
Disgusting jobs

Visit website
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ScreenSkills

ScreenSkills works to develop the skills and talent for the future UK screen industry.

ScreenSkills work includes:

  • Identifying skills gaps – current and future – across the screen industries and the whole of the country to provide an evidence base for investment in skills and training
  • Providing careers information
  • Mapping and quality-marking professional pathways to improve entry-level diversity and work readiness
  • Supporting development at every stage of a professional career in screen including through mentoring and offering bursaries

To find out about apprenticeships, training, mentoring and masterclasses, visit their website.

ScreenSkills education and training website
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Around the patch – Elmwood School Somerset

Elmwood School in Somerset have developed a really helpful list of home learning resources and information for parents and carers.

Elmwood parents information
Heart of the south west LEP - HOTSW Careers Hub News MAY 2020

Top Tip

5 steps to mental wellbeing during lockdown

  1. Connect with other people
  2. Be physically active
  3. Learn new skills
  4. Give to others
  5. Pay attention to the present moment – (mindfulness)
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