HOTSW Careers Hub News – April 2020

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

Message from the HOTSW Careers Hub Team

During these unprecedented times we would like to let you know that we remain here to support you.

Whether you are looking to develop your careers plans, work on teacher CPD  or plan a revamp of your website, your Enterprise Coordinator will be happy to help.

We hope you and your families all stay healthy and well, and we look forward to seeing you soon.

HOTSW Careers Hub Team 🙂

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BBC Bitesize – Where could your favourite subject lead you?

BBC Bitesize has a number of job profiles to help you to link job roles to curriculum subjects.
Hear from young people who every day are using subjects your students may enjoy within their jobs. See how much they can get paid for different roles and what qualifications are needed to follow in their footsteps.

These are real life stories that could inspire your students.

More info
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UCAS virtual university tours

UCAS have updated their list of virtual university tours and videos.

With more than 100 universities to chose from, students and parents can see what a specific campus looks like, and what facilities are on offer.

We think that it is worth adding this link to the careers page your website.

UCAS Virtual Tours
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Cyber Discovery

Cyber Discovery is a government funded, extracurricular programme for UK students aged 13-18 years old. It is completely free and students can take part on their own or as part of a Cyber Discovery Club.

With £1.9 billion HM Government investment and 3.5 million jobs in the Cyber Industry expected by 2021 this is a great way to get an insight into the sector.

Visit their website for more information on the fast-paced world of cyber security, and a chance to experience the world of a cyber security professional.

Cyber Discovery website
Cyber Start Go 60 minute challenge
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Careerpilot resources

Careerpilot are offering free home learning activities for every year groupcareerpilot are offering online careers sessions for every year group – by age, stage and decisions. Each session has been designed so students can do this independently at home.

See the home learning resources for students here

Free webinars for school/college staff:

  • A programme of free webinars on a range of Careerpilot related topics:
  • For Career Leaders – how Careerpilot can support your role
  • About the new Pathway Planner – a  triage tool and process to allocate guidance according to student need (developed through a national CEC project)
  • Introduction to Careerpilot – for those new to the web tools we offer free in the South of England (or by subscription if you are external)

Sign up for a webinar here

Free one hour Careerpilot consultation for a Career Leader (by webinar)

A Careerpilot team member will explain what the Careerpilot web tools offer, how the web tools will support your role, your students, staff and parents and Gatsby.

The session will also be an opportunity for Career Leaders to view the whole suite of resources for PSHE, subject teachers and parents and to plan how to implement Careerpilot in your context.

Request a Career Leader consultation here.

Visit Careetpilot website
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Next Steps South West – Time away from school resource

Next Steps South West have developed a Time away from school resource to help students use their time wisely over the coming weeks, to start planning and making informed decisions on their future.
Time away from school infographic
NSSW Website
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Unifrog free resources

Unifrog are offering free distance learning  resources for Key stages 3, 4 & 5. Complete the online form and they will send a link with up to 17 distance learning resources for you to download.

Unifrog also have great blogs on their website which include tips on coping with change, a guide to work experience, getting on the ladder, degree level apprenticeships, coping with anxiety and even 5 essential recipes students should know.

Register for resources
Unifrogs blogs
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10 ways to achieve careers education at home

The HOTSW Careers hub in conjunction with colleagues from the CIOS careers hub have developed a resource called 10 ways to achieve careers education at home which identifies a number of free resources that can help young people, parents & carers and teaching staff access careers activities during this lockdown period.

Download 10 ways to achieve careers education at home
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Property Needs You resources

Did you know that the largest warehouse in the UK is Marks and Spencer’s warehouse in Bradford and it covers 1.1 million square feet.

Property Needs You is a website that identifies over 100 jobs in property, has a free resource centre and an interactive quiz.

It is a UK initiative that has been developed in conjunction with a number of companies from the property sector, with the aim to inspire the next generation of property professionals from all backgrounds and cultures.

Property Needs You website
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The Brilliant Club

The Brilliant Club, a university access charity supporting pupils from non-selective state schools to access university, has created a series of resources (updated weekly) for pupils to use whilst they work at home.

You can find them here, where you can also sign up for their weekly newsletter for schools.

The Brilliant Club Scholars programme offers the opportunity to work with a PhD researcher to experience university style learning. It helps pupils develop the skills, knowledge and confidence to secure a place at a highly-selective university. If you are interested in running the programme in your school next academic year, you can find out more here.

The Brilliant Club website
Pupil resources
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CSW Group support

CSW Group have a number of online resources, tools, and information on their website to help young people, parents and carers over the coming weeks.
CSW useful links
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STEM hub activities – Space

The Stem Hub have some great activities linked to the Space industry.

Find out what it actually takes to be an astronaut or what the role of a space accountant consists of.

Discover what it is like to work at NASA or how Sheila became a space scientist specialising in Saturn whilst working in Surrey.

Find out more
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Young Enterprise Digital toolkits

Young Enterprise have developed a number of digital toolkits for teachers, parents and youth workers.

Each toolkit contains activities for children and young people aged between 4-19 including Young Money challenges.

YE digital toolkits
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World Skills UK Careers Advice toolkit

The World Skills Digital Careers Advice Toolkit is a guide to help support young people with employability skills and careers information.

It is mapped against the Careers Development InstituteSkillsbuilder and Gatsby Benchmark Frameworks, and it has been designed to empower young people to explore technical and apprenticeship career pathways.

The toolkit can be used flexibly to support independent online learning, as well as any careers curriculum – delivered in the classroom or virtually.

World Skills Career advice toolkit
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CEC online resources

Please do not forget to visit the resources on the CEC’s Gatsby Benchmark pages. New quality assured resources are being added across the benchmarks on a regular basis  and include templates, links to useful websites and lesson plans amongst others!

New resources coming soon include evaluation examples, Governor support and support around Encounters with Employers.  Resources are also being shared across social media channels that are student facing to support with the current situation and enable students to continue with their Careers Education.

Gatsby Benchmark resources
Heart of the south west LEP - HOTSW Careers Hub News - April 2020
Heart of the south west LEP - HOTSW Careers Hub News - April 2020

Around the patch – South Devon College

South Devon Schools join the Medical Mavericks

Careers in Health may never be more important to promote than now!  During National Careers Week The Careers Hub and South Devon College welcomed staff and over 100 pupils from local schools and colleges to a Medical Mavericks workshops.

Students were able to take blood from a fake arm, record their own ECG, try key hole surgery, see inside their body with an ultrasound machine, take a picture of the inside of their eye and much more.

Every student had their own medical observation sheet to fill in during the workshop, and were able to take home a print out of their ECG.

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

Top Tip

Identify some of the key roles that are working to keep the country going at the moment such as medical & care staff, logistics, teachers, supermarket staff etc and check up on websites such as Allaboutcareers or Careerpilot as to what these roles entail.

Once the students come back to school you can develop some activities around these vital job roles.