We have brought together a suite of careers resources for your use.
The Pay Index is an online platform designed to help students make informed decisions about their future, and act as an information source for teachers looking to embed careers/LMI information into their lessons (Gatsby Benchmark 4).
As this is fully funded by the LCR Careers Hub and Shaping Futures, all students in years 9-13 within the Liverpool City Region can create their own account, while school staff can access a central log in. Parents and carers are also welcome to create an account.
Contact us for more information on accessing and launching The Pay Index in your school: firstname.lastname@example.org
Student and Parent Sign Up: Simply enter your details and select the relevant school. We recommend that you sign up using your personal email address so that your account can stay with you after leaving school.
Everton in the Community and The Prince’s Trust: Start Your Future
Open to young people across Liverpool City Region, aged 16-30, who are looking for a careers in Health and Social Care. Find out more here.
UNBOXED: Creativity in the UK is presenting a UK-wide learning programme throughout 2022.
This page is your gateway to hundreds of lesson plans, workshops, school trips and other learning resources inspired by the ten remarkable projects in our year of creativity. All of these learning resources are absolutely free and suitable for ages 4 – 19.
The ten projects:
- About Us – connecting with past, present and future
- Dandelion – grow your own food
- Dreamachine – explore the potential of the mind
- Galwad – exploring our future world, set in 2052
- Green Space Dark Skies – outdoor artwork
- Our Place in Space – our solar system recreated as an epic 10km sculpture trail exploring what it means to live on earth
- Polinations – forest gardens
- See Monster – a decommissioned North Sea offshore platform regenerated as a new art installation
- Story Trails – a magical AR and VR immersion in the hidden histories of UK towns and cities
- Tour De Moon – live shows, nightlife and digital experiences of the Moon.
Free Jobs of the Future Kit
24 downloadable cards containing an emerging career path.
Use these cards to facilitate discussions, help students to priorities skills and improve aspirations.
Find out more here.
Skills Builder Accelerator Programme Funded Opportunities
The Accelerator is the flagship programme from the Skills Builder Partnership. Working with over 600 schools, colleges and alternative settings in 2021/22 to develop pupils’ essential skills.
The 22-23 programme includes training and support for a Skills Leader, along with tools and resources for teachers and real impact for students.
Funded place are limited, so please apply early. Round 1 Deadline is 1st April 2022
Go to skillsbuilder.org/accelerator to find out more, access free information webinars and to submit your application.
National Careers Week 2022 Guide
To support you in planning for National Careers Week 2022, we have put together a guide which signposts live events, parent information, lesson resources, videos and more!
Please get in touch with your Enterprise Coordinator if you have any questions about National Careers Week 2022.
Find our more here
Ministry of Justice Social Mobility Scheme
The Ministry of Justice Social Mobility Scheme connects schools with over 20% FSMs to local ambassadors who can support with careers events.
You Be the Judge – an interactive activity which gives students the chance to sit in a judge’s chair and decide on sentencing conditions.
Click here for more details.
Institute of Student Employers Free Membership
The UK’s leading independent voice for student employers. Bringing together employers, the education sector and supplier partners, providing leadership and support in all aspects of student recruitment and development.
Once schools have signed up, they can access free support such as attending school careers events.
Find out more here.
Urban Jungle – How Students Can Get Ahead Post Covid
Advice from employers and entrepreneurs on the best ways to success in work and business after an unpredictable year. fine out more here.
My Path – Careers Education Done Differently
Featuring regular free BM4 resources that are highly recommended by Careers Leaders.
Explore their website and sign up for weekly updates here.
The Parents’ Guide to Getting Ahead in the Summer Holidays
Suitable for parents of 15-18 year olds.
Includes information on:
- Making the most of the summer holidays;
- Boosting knowledge;
- Researching apprenticeships;
- Researching university courses;
- Writing a personal statement;
- Preparing to leave home; and
- Protecting your mental wellbeing.
Download your free copy here.
CEC Ahead of the Game – Youth Employment UK
Ahead of the Game equips students with everything they need to take their best next step with confidence. There are two programmes with accompanying lesson plans to support students leaving Year 11 and Year 13. No planning or preparation is needed.
Further support is available via the Young Professional Programme to help you build a bespoke programme for your learners.
National Citizen Service Schools Brochure 2021
Designed for 16-17-year-olds, NCS is an inclusive summer programme that helps teens get the skills, experience and self-belief they need to achieve their potential. Brochure with more details can be found here.
Letter to send to parents/guardians advertising NCS’ Summer Programme 2021.
Guidance to support conversations with young people about what they can expect from an NCS Programme, the support available and how to sign up in their area.
Internship Experience UK
Internship Experience UK 2021 is now open for applications. Back by popular demand, this immersive virtual experience is designed to support school leavers, current university students and recent graduates to get ahead with their career.
In partnership with world-leading employers, industry leaders and government departments, you’ll gain exclusive insights into one or more of eight different sectors on the three-day virtual experiences. Read on to find out more or head straight to the sectors you can pick from.
Find out more here.
Shaping Futures’ 8 Week AIG Programme – Benchmark 7
Shaping Futures’ online AIG Programme will give students and parents a better understanding of the pathways to Higher Education available for young people and support with any decisions throughout their educational journey. More information can be found here.
Learn Live have a variety of on demand careers videos and live interactive broadcasts with employers. Access them here.
BBC Bitesize Careers
Access resources here.
Free online training platform containing 20+ hours of accredited, video-based courses covering key careers, employability and well-being. Find out more here.
A complete guide to how and why Year 13s should use LinkedIn
Free home learning resources from TES
A collection of 74 free resources for home learning from TES. Access them here.
WorldSkills UK’s Careers Advice Toolkit will help you deliver excellent careers advice and support in both the real and virtual classrooms. It covers the latest careers information and how students can develop the employability skills that businesses and services value so highly. Find out more here.
MyKindaFuture’s Career Leader Connectr
On this portal you’ll find our latest opportunities to engage your students with leading employers, and you’ll be able to explore case studies of previous exciting campaigns and learn more about the career education landscape. Find out more here.
The Careers and Enterprise Company’s Work It Campaign
The CEC are producing their own series of career talks from young people to young people, with a focus on recent transition from education into the world of work. Keep an eye out on social media for more films from the series Work It.
The first video in the series can be found here.
FREE STEP Series 2019/20 Interactive PDF: All Age Groups
STEPs are a series of individual student workbooks which take students through the stages of career planning from age 11, right through to planning post-18 options.
The workbooks are progressive, relevant to each year group and fully mapped to The Gatsby Benchmarks. They cover a range of issues to help students to understand more about themselves, find out about careers and the world of work and help them to plan for their future.
Find out more here.
Working Options in Education
Working Options in Education is a charity which helps young people (14-18) to aim high and fulfil their potential. Their employability and life skills programme is delivered free in schools, colleges and online through their well-established links with employers, particularly in the food, drink and retail industry.
They offer young people multiple interactions with employers, including expert insight from industry, skills workshops, online content, and access to industry events, work experience and placements. Find out more here.
Bitesize videos and posts on a number of employability areas can be found here.
National Careers Service – support for parents and students
NCS are providing extra activities with all client groups affected by COVID-19, in relation to supporting/signposting during this period of lockdown and when the lockdown has ended.
The service is useful for: students who were due to take exams this year, parents/carers of students who are worried about their child’s next steps and parents/carers who require support with their own career plans. Find out more here.
Youth Employment UK – Free skills and careers activities
Resources designed for young people aged 14-24 including those in education, employment & training and those looking for work.
Looking for Work Careers Booklet can be found here.
Career Guidance Charts
Career Guidance Charts provides a range of free posters and infographics for schools from their extensive collection that covers curriculum, vocation and employability. Students can undertake a free career values assessment to explore jobs related to their motivations. Advisors and career leaders can register as a member on the site for free and access other free infographic resources.
Revolution 4.0 Career Passport
Revolution 4.0, a Wirral based marketing agency, have created an interactive Career Passport and have very kindly offered to adapt the passport for any school who wishes to use it.
If you would like an adapted copy of the passport, please email Lesleyann and attach a high resolution version of your school logo.
Many thanks to Justine McLaughlin, Digital Director & Adventurer, for the great offer. See an example here.
Uptree is a free online professional platform for students, aged 16+, supporting them to bridge the gap between education and employment. They partner with companies across several industries to offer single day work experience opportunities for students before they leave school.
They also offer a (free) Schools Partnership Programme. Partner schools are eligible to receive: Up to three school visits from Uptree (either in person or online), termly careers curriculum & weekly term-time updates about opportunities for students.
Founders4Schools, Digital Careers Webinars
Founders4Schools has put together an interesting and diverse collection of career stories, starting with a #Maths4Girls webinar where they are joined by Amanda Pullinger, Chief Executive Officer at 100 Women in Finance, along with other leading businesswomen who are living examples of how maths can lead to success.
To join any of the webinars click on the SAVE YOUR SEAT buttons and join when they’re on here.
Missed a webinar or weren’t able to join live? Then read on to find out how to watch the webinars when it works for you & your students on their YouTube channel.
My Week of Work on demand
The CEC, Oak and Learn Live have worked in partnership to create a whole week’s worth of content aimed at preparing young people for the world of work. Pupils will be able to choose from five key economic sectors in which to gain insight. They will hear from employers, learn about the businesses and complete virtual work tasks. The content has been developed in partnership with employers, school leaders and careers education experts. Find out more here.
CEC, My Choices
My Choices is a collection of resources brought together in one comprehensive guide to support Careers Leaders to help students with their decision making over the summer.
We acknowledge that there is a significant difference in the way in which young people have experienced the end of Years 11 and 13 and our bespoke guides for students and parents/guardians will offer support in navigating this ever-changing situation.
To further support young people through this period of transition, in collaboration with Learn Live, we will broadcast a virtual event where young people can hear directly from employers and apprenticeship providers about the opportunities available to them. This event is designed to reassure young people that not only are there an abundance of opportunities, but that they are ready to step up and seize those opportunities.
My Choices virtual event can be viewed on demand here.
YourGamePlan is a free online learning platform designed to help young people transition from school to the workplace, and widen their understanding of the career opportunities available to them. All of YourGamePlan’s courses are CPD-certified and each course students complete will be added to the websites built in CV builder. Teachers are able to track their students’ progress whilst achieving Gatsby Benchmarks. More information is available here.
My World of Work, Choosing My Subjects (linking careers to the curriculum)
Guidance for students on what subjects to take at school. This includes the Subject Choices Tool, which helps students see where each subject could take them, and the Future Me Subject Choices Magazine. Find out more here.
Amey Chat and Learn, Free One to One Careers Talks
Any students aged 14-18 years old can request a 30 minute virtual one to one careers talk with an Amey employee to discuss their chosen area of interest. Teachers can also request whole class virtual careers talks.
More information on who Amey are and their
Chat and Learn offer can be found here.
CareerEar believe people can achieve their full career potential if they have access to sound advice, insights, and are given the encouragement to go for it.
They actively support those from marginalised backgrounds who do not typically have networks of support or equal access to opportunities. Through Q&A, careers content and skills assessments (coming soon!) they empower career-seekers and changers alike to discover their career options; gaining insights from industry professionals and access exciting career-related opportunities along the way.
Students can sign up to a free account and learn more about CareerEar here.
Success at School Online Careers Hub
The Success at School Online Careers Hub assists schools/colleges with online careers learning. It contains links to a downloadable action plan, industry guides with downloadable worksheets, #CrisisCareersHeroes careers resources, useful content from across our site and more. Click here to view.
Housing & Property Management Sector
- Chartered Institute Housing
- Red Brick Property Management – How to Become a Property Manager – This guide provides an overview of this role, skills, qualifications, career opportunities, potential earnings.
- Talk Business, How to Become an Estate Agent
- The Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors: Inspire Future Surveyors Programme – The RICS Inspire Programme showcases the profession to the next generation. Initiatives ran by the programme inspire young people about surveying’s role in shaping our world and equipping young people with the skills needed to pursue a professional surveying career. Download the teacher resources and find out more about the programme here.
- How to become a Construction Manager – This guide outlines responsibilities, average salary and pathways into the profession.
- Kier Construction – learn more about the construction industry and also create a funky avatar
- Go Construct – careers and apprenticeship information in construction. Try Go Construct’s interactive construction site to discover different construction roles. Design an explorer, give them a name and get started. Explore the site, meet difference constructions workers and learn about pathways into employment.
- Contextualised Curriculum – Free school resources for construction industry professionals and teachers
- Discover Creative – Student and parent website
- Discover Creative – Careers Lead/Teacher website
- Discover Creative – Exploring different creative careers
- Culturepool – Culturepool provides resources for teachers, school staff and professionals working with young people to find arts and cultural education activity and resources. It aims to make it easier for you to take advantage of exciting local offers from Liverpool City Region’s diverse arts and cultural sector, so you can give pupils the chance to experience these.
- ScreenSkills – ScreenSkills is the industry-led skills body for the screen industries. They work across the UK to ensure that film, television (including children’s and high-end drama), VFX (visual effects), animation and games have the skills and talent they need. ScreenSkills provide insight, career development and other opportunities to help grow and sustain the skilled and inclusive workforce which is the foundation stone of the UK’s global screen success.
- Access: VFX Meet The Industry – Access VFX promotes diversity and inclusion in the visual effect industry. This November they bring you Access: VFX Meet The Industry – a series of virtual events to help students 15 years old+ understand more about careers in VFX, Animation and Games. Whether they’re artistic, have a passion for maths and programming or have an interest in Business and Marketing there is a role in the Creative Industries to suit .
Hear from professionals working at PlayStation, Industrial Light & Magic, Union VFX, Moonraker VFX, MPC Advertising, The Mill and more.
- The Royal Central School of Speech and Drama: Be the Future of Theatre and Performance, Careers Guide –
This guide is designed to provide an insight into how theatres operate and the roles that form part of the production and performance process
- Cyber Explorers
A new free learning platform for young people aged 11 to 14. Cyber Explorers uses characters, quizzes and activities to show students how digital, computing and cyber skills can lead to a range of career paths, including social media content creation, sports technology and medical research.
Designed to engage younger students before they choose subjects for their GCSEs and equivalent qualifications, Cyber Explorers aims to improve the diversity of pupils picking computer science courses at Key Stage 4.
Teachers can register for their students to gain access to the platform here.
- Cajigo – Girls into STEM APP – A mobile learning platform to support girls into STEM and technology careers.Cajigo is able to deliver workshops for FREE to schools, with the backing of industry partners Goldman Sachs, EPAM, Marks and Spencers and BT.
To find out more or register your interest to use Cajigo, please contact Rav Bumbra, CEO of Cajigo by sending an email to email@example.com or visit their website.
- 4ward Futures, Virtual Space Futures Careers Expo -4ward Futures, a careers education charity based in Warrington, have developed an online space careers discovery centre that is launching on 19th July 2021.This will give young people aged 9 to 25 the opportunity to explore careers opportunities across space and related sectors.As the year progresses, new interactive workshops and live webinars will be introduced to the platform. All content will be accessible at all times for students to explore.Visitors will be able to explore the Expo through a Google Maps type navigation system. A demonstration of the platform can be seen hereThe first two webinars will focus on Women in Space and How NASA Needs More than Astronauts and Engineers. More information can be found here and here.
- InnovateHer – a. Online industry-led coaching and technology programme for girls aged 13-16
- Learn by Design – a selection of free online resources for all to use, to help explore the world of STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths).
- The Big Bang UK – After the cancellation of The Big Bang Fair, The Big Bang UK are offering a series of STEM activities and talks to keep students engaged at home.
- RAF recruitment update – Due to COVID19 government defined measures, the application timeline may increase slightly but the RAF are still recruiting across a number of positions.
- What can you do with a mechanical engineering degree?
- Engineering your Future with Team 2100 – This event focuses on how Balfour Beatty, Jacobs a designer and the Environment Agency protect London from flooding. If you are unable to catch the live event, it will be available on demand.
- Celebrating Women in Engineering – A YouTube playlist, from Tomorrow’s Engineers, of inspiring female engineers talking about their roles.
- CEC STEM Careers Toolkit – For leaders in secondary schools and colleges
- This is Engineering: Entertainment The ‘This is engineering: entertainment’ STEM resource explores the essential role that engineers play in the entertainment industry.Through a series of creative and collaborative challenges, students will develop enquiring minds and teamwork skills and are encouraged to find imaginative approaches to problem-solving, understanding the role STEM-based learning plays in real-world engineering scenarios.Activities and challenges range from tracking sporting data, exploring the fourth dimension and creating light displays, to investigating synthetic beats and producing a scene from a horror film.
- How Can STEM Clubs Enhance Employability Skills and Promote Careers? – Link to advice and CPD workshops.
- Nuffield Research Placements – engaging, real-life research projects, where year 12, or equivalent, students have the opportunity to make a meaningful contribution towards the work of a host organisation.
- STEM Careers Toolkit – Developed in collaboration with STEM learning it’s filled with creative ideas and practical suggestions on how to build STEM specific content into a careers strategy, creating a STEM input to each Gatsby Benchmark.
- How to Become an Accountant
- Barclays Life Skills – students are able to learn where their skills are needed in the modern workplace and see the inner workings of a company
- NatWest MoneySense – free financial education programme from 5 – 18 years
- Barclays Life Skills – series of virtual lessons focusing on well-being, money skills and employability
- How to get into private equity: what you need to know
- Success at School: Careers in Accountancy, Banking and Finance
- NatWest’s Dream Bigger, Challenging Girls to Think Differently.The programme, led by NatWest’s Entrepreneurship Team, offers young girls an opportunity to develop valuable future skills aligned closely to the Gatsby Benchmarks through this fully funded initiative.The initiative aims to build confidence, resilience and encourage them into entrepreneurship. There are two programmes aimed at girls aged 10-14 and 14-18 years.The programme is delivered through digital modules, downloadable lesson plans and live events.
- The Wow Show Pharmacy Careers Package Aimed at Years 9-11, two new WOW Show films are integrated into four flexible classroom modules to 30-60 minutes each to bring the world of a pharmacist to life.
- Step Into the NHS
- Health Careers NHS
- FREE webinar series – Careers in Allied HealthThe SIHED team are dedicated to raising awareness of Allied health careers and invite you to explore some great content about the benefits of a career in professions such as Podiatry, Therapeutic radiography, Orthoptics and Prosthetics and Orthotics. Find out more here.
- Allied Health Professionals – Resources supporting becoming an AHP
- Public Health England – Resources to help you promote a career in public health.For school teachers, college tutors & anyone helping those interested in a career in public health (also known as population health)
- The Open University, Caring In Hospitals Free Course – This free course, Caring in hospitals, considers the type of care offered in hospitals, using Leeds General Hospital as a case study. The course looks at the people who have roles within the hospital, how they interact with each other and patients, and what they consider to be ‘care’. The different approaches and contributions to care by doctors and nurses are explored and patients give their perspective on the care they receive.
- Health and Social Care Careers and Work Experience Spotlight for Schools and Colleges
- Health Education England, CEIAG Booklet for Schools and College in the North West
Booklet introducing different allied health professions can be found here.
Creating a back-up plan when applying for medicine PowerPoint presentation available here.
Maritime UK Careers Resources
- Maritime Careers Professionals’ Network
- Maritime apprenticeships
- Inspiring the Future Maritime: a sector-wide industry ambassador programme where schools and colleges can book ambassadors to support their careers activities
- Free maritime lesson resources for schools and colleges
- Virtual tours of vessels and sites
- New regional maritime careers videos
- Maritime UK Virtual Careers Fair
- A bank of maritime awareness videos for young people, parents, teachers and careers professionals to explore
Professional & Business Services
- How to become a criminal solicitor
- How to become a family lawyer
- How to become an Intellectual Property analyst
- Army Teacher Hub – Information on how you can arrange free army workshops to your school, free work experience and advice on how the Army can fund degree qualifications.
- Army Lesson Library – These free student resources include assemblies, standalone lessons and complete schemes of work.
Lessons include cyber security, remembrance, confidence, employability skills, STEM challenges and much more. Many activities directly link to a range of curriculum subjects such as maths, chemistry, computing, design & tech and science.
- Army Student Careers Leaflet
- Army Funding Advice
- Army Apprenticeship Advice
- Virtual Army Careers Centre
- Army Careers Videos:
- Army in Education
- Army narrated careers presentation
- HR Spec
- Ammo Tech
- Movement controller
- Port operator
- Technical Support
- Communication Logistic
- Postal Courier
- Communications Engineer
- Keeping Army Fit at Home
I’m Thinking Ahead: How to be part of the world of work
Student workbook to support plans for leaving school/college.
Access the resource here.
Leonard Cheshire Digital Inclusion Programme
Digital inclusion sessions for people with an additional support need, long term health condition or disability.
These sessions are all free and are held on Zoom during the day. Sessions include; PowerPoint, Microsoft word and Excel for beginners.
Find out more here.
Ambitious about Autism – Employ Autism Resource Hub
Employ Autism is a collection of toolkits to help more autistic young people access sustainable and meaningful employment opportunities.
The resources will help employers to develop their awareness and understanding of autism. They will support the hiring and retaining of talented autistic young people.
These resources are also relevant for autistic young people, their parents/carers, teachers, and other relevant professionals to support a young person to make informed choices about their future employment opportunities.
Click here to explore the resources.
SEND Gatsby Benchmark Toolkit
CEC: Interpreting the Gatsby Benchmarks for students with SEND
Find out more here.
How to explain the current COVID situation to young people with SEND
A SEND specific resource to explain the current situation in a clear and ‘friendly’ manner. Download here.
The Sensory Projects
The Sensory Projects provide a bank of resources helpful for those looking for activities to do whilst staying home and staying safe.
The resources are loosely grouped into those aimed at people with additional educational needs, those specific to learning about COVID 19 and the changes it is implementing in our lives and those aimed at students who attend mainstream schools. Find out more here.
Together Matters – Planning for the Future
A range of free resources to support people with learning difficulties and their families, in talking about and planning for the future. Find out more here.
Preparing Autistic & SEND Children for going back to school
This short, video-based online course provides practical help and resources to help you prepare your Autistic and SEND children to go back to school when the time comes. Watch the video here.
National SEND Employment Forum
NSEF (National SEND Employment Forum) is a group of professionals from around the country who all have a passion and interest in supported internships for young people with additional needs. This channel has been created to provide training and development opportunities for both interns and job coaches. Find out more here.
The SENDcast is a weekly podcast focusing on Special Educational Needs (SEN), it is a new way to keep up to date with policy changes, best practice and to improve your knowledge around SEND. Listen here.
BBC Bitesize – Parents’ Toolkit: SEND
SEND resources, activities and support to help families during lockdown. Find out more here.
Mutually Inclusive Partnerships – When I Grow Up Toolkit
WIGU aims to increase work expectations, aspirations and opportunities for students with learning disabilities. As part of this programme MIP has developed a free Handbook for Teachers. This consists of three main elements: 10 session plans, resources including activity sheets and work profiles. Find out more here.
Preparing for Adulthood
Preparing for Adulthood provide expertise and advise around supporting young people with SEND.
- Coping Strategies
- Planning My Future Life booklet
- Additional helpful tools for Planning My Future Life
- Vocational profile (for student use)
- Work Experience Guide
Supporting transition for pupils with SEND during COVID-19
This year SENCOs need to think creatively about transition preparation for pupils with SEND. Natalie Packer shares suggestions for making it work. Find out more here.
Books Beyond Words – Beating the virus
An illustrated book designed to support the explanation of the current health crisis to young people with SEND. Download the book here.
Barclays Life Skills, Send Resources
Barclays are offering a series of free lessons for SEND students focusing on employment skills. Find out more here.
Mencap, Easy Read Guide About Finding a Job
Download the guide here.
Access to Work
Access to Work (AtW) is a grant that funds practical support for people with a disability, health or mental health condition. The aim is to help them start work, stay in work or be able move into self-employment or start a business.
AtW grants are available to people over 16 and their employer is based in England, Scotland or Wales.
Find out more here.
Into Apprenticeships: Guide for Disabled People
CEC, Transition support for SEND during Covid-19
Challenging Stereotypes Activity SEND
Developed by the team at Inspiring Worcestershire this resource aims to support the element of challenging stereotypes within a SEND setting. The resource includes a student activity and teacher guide. Download here.
Reach your Future Activity SEND
This resource has been developed by the team at Inspiring Worcestershire and contains an activity for SEND students around researching their future. Download here.
Same and Different
Learn more about the various aspects of early career development for 18-year olds with SEND and provide more targeted support with this model. Download here.
Mencap: Employ Me Southport
Classroom Resources for Careers Education
Resources included in the presentation:
- When I Grow Up Toolkit
- National Careers Service E-Pack
- CEC Primary Careers Resources
- LCR Creating Careers
- Inspiring the Future
Shaping Futures, SEND Support
Shaping Futures recognise that students with additional needs might require support in their preparation, application, and transition to Further or Higher Education. On this page, you’ll find resources, CPD opportunities, and signposting to tailored outreach opportunities aimed at SEND students. Find out more here.
Business Planning Workbook – Foundation for People with Learning Disabilities
The aim of this workbook is to support SEND students with planning business ideas. This includes advice on research, money, sales and marketing. Find out more here.
SEND Virtual Transition Support
This document highlights the virtual support that is on offer, across LCR, to support SEND students with transitions. Find out more here.
CEC SEND Outreach Campaign E Pack
Contained in the pack are the following:
- SEND Gatsby Toolkit
- Transform your careers programme – Career Leader training details
- Compass for Special
- Careers Health Checklist
- Same and Different model
Find out more here.
Inspiring the Future
This is a match-making platform that connects schools and colleges with appropriate volunteers, from a range of sectors and professions, who match their particular requirements. Find out more here.
Meet STFC’s STEM Ambassadors
STFC are providing the opportunity for GCSE students for meet with their STEM Ambassadors online to discuss STEM Careers.
More information and details of how to book can be found here.
Careers Behind the Camera – GBM4 Resources
Incorporating maths, science and English, Careers Behind the Camera is a PSHE and careers-focussed framework for students aged 12-18. Delivered over three lessons, or as one standalone assembly, the resource explores roles in film production.
Students will hear from production trainees who worked on Bond 25, flex their maths, literacy and science skills that relate to a production role, and test their attainment with a Bond-themed online quiz.
Neon, Teacher Guides and Support
Neon is a showcase of rich and inspiring STEM opportunities teachers can sign up for to engage student groups. It is also packed full of free inspirational resources that you and your students can access directly now.
Find out more here.
STEM Ambassadors: Illuminating Careers, Online Careers Exhibition
A 360 degree online careers exhibition to help students find out more about a career in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths. Find out more here.
Success at School
Success at School are offering free resources including Gatsby subject guides, careers action plans for students, weekly careers zone emails and a parents’ e-book linking curriculum learning to careers. Find out more here.
Parents can sign up for their free e-book here.
Forum Talent Potential
Forum Talent Potential has more case studies about employer-linked curriculum projects than any other programme in the UK. Search through young peoples’ meaningful learning experiences on their journey from KS3 to post-16 education at schools around the country. Find out more here.
A Level Mathematics Careers Resources from John Moores University
These resources have been designed by lecturers in the Department of Applied Mathematics at Liverpool John Moores University to support teachers in their delivery of the A Level Mathematics curriculum and integrate careers education at a subject level.
An introduction to the resources can be found here.
Resources are available to download here.
CSTT Geography Resources
MyKindaFuture is partnering with the CSTT to help you access a fantastic bank of resources that have been developed to enhance GCSE Geography Studies through an innovative national competition as well as supporting progress through the GCSE syllabus. All resources will help your school hit Gatsby Benchmarks 4,5 & 6. Sign up here.
I’m a Scientist, Get Me Out of Here
I’m a Scientist, Get Me Out of Here connects school students with working scientists.
Everyone can take part from home or school. It’s a flexible online activity running throughout the year.
- Read profiles of scientists in different careers
- Chat with scientists, in real time
- Ask them questions
- Vote for their favourite scientist to win £500
It all happens online. It’s safe and secure. It’s free for UK state-maintained schools.
It takes 2 minutes to join the activity that suits you. Find out more here.
Health Care Assistant Apprenticeships with Liverpool University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Positions available from July 2022.
Find out more here.
NatWest Bank Young Customer Service Apprentices, Liverpool
Open to 16 – 24 year olds with no qualifications required.
NatWest will be running 2 week bootcamps in Liverpool to help prepare students for the apprenticeship:
Programme One; 9th May – 20th May 2022
Programme Two: 5th September – 16th September 2022
For more information see the attached flyer or complete the Expression of Interest Registration.
JM Excellence in Training Apprenticeships
Vacancies across Liverpool City Region can be viewed here.
Be More Apprenticeships, Liverpool City Region
The Be More team are working remotely and can still be contacted to arrange telephone discussions and provide advice on all matters relating to apprenticeships. Find out more here.
If you would like to arrange a telephone appointment please use the following contacts:
- Halton, Liverpool & Wirral Sam Metcalfe Samantha.firstname.lastname@example.org or 07920 087714
- Knowsley, Sefton & St Helens Chris Eriksen Chris.email@example.com or 07768 558397
The ASK Programme
ASK have adapted their programme to provide high-quality apprenticeship information in a safe, engaging way that’s appropriate to the times we’re all living through.
Webinar schedule for teachers and careers advisers can be found here.
Wirral Met Apprenticeship Vacancies
Vacancies are limited, some are with the NHS and the college is working with other employers to add more vacancies.
All information can be found here
Students can also chat to advisors, Mon-Fri, by clicking the web chat link on the bottom right of the website.
St Helens Chamber Apprenticeships
Amazing Apprenticeships: T Level Resources
Visit the dedicated T Level page on the Amazing Apprenticeships website to access a set of helpful T Level resources for teachers and careers advisers. This includes: student posters, explainer film, comprehensive teacher guide, Minister Keegan explaining T Levels for students and parents and much more. Find out more here.
Apprenticeships at NatWest’s Contact Centre, Liverpool
LTSB is a social mobility charity that develops talented young people personally and professionally and supports them into life-changing employment. They have partnered with NatWest Group to find passionate young people for Contact Centre apprenticeship opportunities in Liverpool throughout 2021.
The scheme is open to 16-24 year olds and more information can be found here.
Shaping Futures aim to provide all secondary schools and colleges across Liverpool City Region with comprehensive, impartial information, advice and support on all matters relating to Higher Education in one accessible please.
Their website includes resources, CPD and guidance for teachers, advisors, parents/careers and students.
There is also a useful live chat function where you can get in touch to ask HE related questions.
Access their new website here.
National Careers Week Launch Yourself
Resources to raise aspirations and awareness to help you apply for courses and jobs in the future. Find out more here.
Search online university events in one place with UniTasterDays. Find out more here.
Channel Talent – Interactive School Webinars
Linking universities to schools. A list of latest events can be found here.
Shaping Futures, Talk to Us
Talk to Us offers year 13 students advice about HE options via an online live chat function. Students with more complex queries are able to book a 1-1 phone guidance appointment with a qualified member of the team. Find out more here.
Uni4Me gives access to online events, activities and resources from UK higher education organisations that support student learning and enable them to find out more about future opportunities. Uni4Me want to ensure that all learners, whatever their backgrounds, have equal access to higher education and support them to achieve their potential. Find out more here or follow @Uni4Me1
Laird’s Engineer Academy
Laird’s Engineer Academy is a fully comprehensive route from novice to qualifying as a fully certified engineer, opening doors to careers in desk or image engineering, insurance assessing, loss adjusting, forensic accident investigation, body shop estimating and management positions.
Merseyside Community Training, Youth Employment Hub for Wirral
MCT works alongside other small social enterprises and aspiring entrepreneurs who share the ambition of working towards a sustainable environment through innovation and connectivity.
MCT looks to support those aged 16-24 who are most in need of guidance into employment, offer business start-up advice, facilitate training and work placements in partnership with the Department of Work and Pensions and intermediate Labour Market teams across Liverpool City Region.
The annual membership fee is set at £20 per person and is valid for 12 months. Currently, the membership fee has been sponsored and is FREE for all new members who join before September.
The benefits of being a Member at MCT include:
- A workstation with free WiFi
- Career guidance and support
- Workshops and career talks
- MCT Digital Community Campus
- Photographic ID card
- Vocational library
- Employment opportunities
- Mentoring and coaching
JM Hospitality Traineeships 2021
Find out more here.
JM Business Admin Traineeships 2021
Find our more here.
Business Administration Academy, Seetec Outsource
Gain a Level 1 certificate in Business Administration over a 6-12 week period.
Open to 16-24 year olds not in education or employment. No previous experience of knowledge is needed.
New cohorts are taken on monthly and the course will consist of remote learning with weekly information days to be held in the Liverpool office.
Click here for more information.
Warehousing Academy, Seetec Outsource
Gain a Level 2 certificate in Warehouse and Storage and a Forklift Trick Licence.
Open to 16-24 year olds not in education or employment and do not hold a qualification higher than a full Level 3. No previous experience of knowledge is needed.
New cohorts are taken on monthly and the course will consist of remote learning with weekly information days to be held in the Liverpool office.
Click here for more information.
BarbersNo1 Academy, Paid Barbering Traineeship Offer for 16-24 Year Olds
BarbersNo1 Trainees can now “Earn while they Learn” with our paid Barbering Traineeships in the fastest growing chain of barbershops in the North West.
All trainees are now paid at Apprenticeship rates for 18 weeks of the 24 week traineeship. Allowing students to earn a wage as they learn their trade as barbers.
Following the completion of the traineeship, the majority of candidates progress to roles as:
- Full Time Apprentice Barbers (With embedded Level 3 in Barbering)
- Junior Barbers (Level 2 in Barbering)
We would love to talk to any potential candidates between the ages of 16 -24 and with a desire to try a career in barbering with Merseyside’s top barbering chain.
Please feel free to contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org or call Mark, 07719 940372 and Simon, 07719 940370
St Helens Chamber
- Traineeships for 16-24 year olds in St Helens and Liverpool
- Study Programmes in St Helens and Liverpool
Agent Academy is a 12 week active learning programme that combines theory-based learning with hands-on commercial marketing practice.
The course is open to students aged 18-25 giving them the skills and experience needed to begin a career in the digital, tech or creative industry. Find out more here.
Seetec, Business Administration Traineeship
This traineeship, open to students aged 16 +, provides a quality work placement with a real employer and nationally recognised qualifications. Further information can be found here.
The Learning Foundry
The Learning Foundry encourage learners to dream big. They have a range of employment and training opportunities and are available to help students find the one that suits them best.
For students who are aged 16-18 and don’t feel like they are ready for the world of work, The Learning Foundry’s fantastic traineeship programmes will give them the confidence and skills to kick start their career.
They also have exciting apprenticeship vacancies across different business areas for anyone over the age of 16. Find out more here.
Young Artists’ Summer Show, Royal Academy of Arts
Young Artists’ Summer Show is an opportunity for young artists aged 4 – 19 years to exhibit their work online and on-site at the Royal Academy.
All of the artworks are viewed and judged by a panel of experienced and passionate artists and arts professionals, who work together to select which artworks will be shown online and which will be shown at the Royal Academy.
Submission deadline: 30th March 2022.
Find out more here.
The All About STEM Competition & CREST Funded Opportunity
The All About STEM Competition provides a platform for learners aged 9-16 to show off their skills and knowledge under this year’s title ‘Making it Happen’!
Encourage your students to develop a new product, item, idea or approach which solves a problem facing our world or the people in it. (Sponsor prizes to be announced.)
Double up and submit an entry to the competition AND get a British Science Association CREST Award at the same time!
To help you get started, All About STEM are offering a fully funded workshop. This will consist of training, support and funding for teachers to organise a CREST Discovery Day, which will provide students with ideas they need to achieve a CREST Award AND make a submission to the All About STEM Competition!
The next training session will be Machines of the Future, Tuesday 8th March 4 pm – 5.30 pm. Register here.
More dates to follow!
Migrant Leaders Development Programme
The aim of this professional development programme is to support young 1st and 2nd generation migrants as well as all disadvantaged youths and to help them succeed in Britain.
The programme is free and open to those between 16 and 25 years old. Students will gain mentoring, workshops, work experiences and connections.
Migrant Leaders now have over 700 senior mentors from more than 95 FTSE100 and leading firms. They are also proud to share inspirational videos illustrating the impact of our corporate partnerships on the deserving young people we support.
Please find Candidate Application Information leaflet and a short video introducing the development programme to students: Short Introduction to Migrant Leaders – For Students.
Magistrates Court Virtual Work Experience
This virtual work experience opportunity will see students experience a week in the Magistrates Court, observing, learning and developing a range of skills from argumentation and advocacy through to legal research. Click here for the full course outline.
- Be in full time education
- Be aged between 14 –24 years old
- Self-identify as from a lower socio-economic background
- Attend or previously attended a state-funded, non-fee-paying school with more than 20% eligibility for free school meals – and be eligible or in receipt of free school meals while attending
How do I apply for a placement?
Please use the following application form to apply: https://forms.office.com/r/DPPxwcWmDk
- 20th-24th June 2022, Monday – Friday, 9am-5pm.
- 4th-8th July 2022, Monday – Friday, 9am-5pm.
- 25th-29th July 2022, Monday – Friday, 9am-5pm.
Please send all queries to: SocialMobility@Justice.gov.uk
Creating Careers On Our Doorstep: Allied Health Professions
Work Related Learning Programme with Springpod
Monday 27th June-Friday 8th July 2022
This programme will cover everything from an introduction to the different areas of allied health professions to an insight into the distinct roles, responsibilities, and progression opportunities that can be found within each career (through on demand modules). Students will have the chance to take part in some great quizzes and amazing activities, and even have the chance to speak to local NHS employees along the way!
Week One – Wednesday 29th and Thursday 30th June, 9.30am
Week Two – Tuesday 5th, Wednesday 6th and Thursday 7th July, 9.30am.
There are limited student places so early registration is recommended!
Applications close on Wednesday 22nd June 2022
Regeneration Brainery is a free, inspirational careers workshop that aims to get more diverse young people into careers in property, construction, regeneration and the built environment. They offer a year-round programme that consists of ‘Brainery’ and ‘Bootcamp’ as well as offering match made, in person work experience placements for every student that takes part.
The Brainery is usually delivered during the half term to ensure every student has an equal opportunity to attend and takes place across different sector leading buildings across the city. It is completely free, all travel reimbursed and lunches provided each day. The next ‘Brainery’ will take place in Liverpool City Centre 1-5th August 2022. For more details email email@example.com or click here.
BAE Systems Taster Week (16-18 year olds)
The BAE System Engineering Taster Weeks are aimed at developing young people’s perceptions of engineering whilst providing a unique insight into the world of aerospace and aviation. The main activity of the week will be a group engineering challenge where the students will try to solve a realistic engineering problem. Alongside the group activity there will be talks from BAE Systems engineers and skills development workshops.
The 2022 Taster Weeks are scheduled for:
- Monday 11 July to Friday 15 July 2022
- Monday 18 July to Friday 22 July 2022
Both weeks will follow an identical timetable and will take place online.
Morgan Stanley Summer Academy
The Summer Academy is Morgan Stanley’s six week webinar series designed for students in Year 11-13. We’re looking for inquisitive minds who are interested in gaining an understanding of Morgan Stanley, the industry and key topics through a series of tailored modules.
To find out more about Morgan Stanley please visit the website here and to apply for the Summer Academy please follow this registration link. Students will be required to answer a short written motivational question as part of the application process. Parents, teachers & carers are welcome to attend alongside their children or students.
Open to students in years 11-13. Application deadline: Sunday 26th June 2022.
Explore BDO Virtual Insight Programme
Monday 1st – Friday 5th August 2022
The Explore BDO Virtual Insight Programme is the perfect opportunity to learn more about the world of accounting. Students will learn about BDO, accounting careers and why what we do is nothing like the number crunching ideas you may have had. This programme is open to Year 10-13 students who attend a state school and meet our social mobility criteria.
Students can access pre-recorded virtual workshops to help students prepare for the application process.
To find out more, see the eligibility criteria and apply, please visit their website here.
IMechE Virtual Work Experience
The IMechE’s first virtual mechanical engineering experience is now open to student registrations. The programme is open to Year 10-13 students and takes place virtually on 11th April – 22nd April 2022, with the application deadline closing on 6th April.
The work experience provides an introduction into the different disciplines of engineering and focuses on how engineers are tackling global challenges including: Sustainability and Climate Change, Managing Infectious Diseases, and the Future of Transport. Students will be given the opportunity to speak to leading industry experts, partake in live webinar sessions and complete the course at their own pace.
The work experience programme was created in partnership with Springpod with the aim of promoting engineering as a career at a time when work placements and internships have been severely disrupted as a result of the pandemic.
Free Resources from The Institution of Engineering and Technology – ideal for those interested in the above opportunity
These are available alongside STEM teaching resources including videos, handouts, lesson plans, teaching ideas and worksheets. They have Themed resources, STEM activities and even a new Undercover engineers podcast series.
Coca-Cola Virtual Work Experience Programme
This fully funded programme, is designed for young people aged 14-18.
The programme is 2 hours long and can be completed at your own pace.
Have a go at real industry challenges and create a social media campaign.
Find out more here.
Grant Thornton, Access Accountancy Virtual Work Experience
Years 11-13, Monday 11th – Thursday 14th April 2022
Students must meet one of the following criteria:
- Attend a state school or college and are or have been eligible for free school meals
- Attend a school that has a higher then average number of students eligible for free school meals
- Would be the first member of their immediate family to attend university.
Applications close on Sunday 20th March 2022
Find out more and apply here.
McDonald’s Virtual Work Experience Programme
McDonald’s offers this totally free resource to help young people feel job-ready and career-confident.
Videos and eye-opening activities put young people in the picture so they can imagine what THEY would do in work scenarios, as well as reflecting on where their strengths lie and areas where they could improve.
This module is part of the Youth Employment UK work experience programme, it can be done as a standalone experience. It takes a minute to get started and about an hour to complete.
Find out more here
LJMU National Schools’ Observatory Work Experience Week, Years 12-13
Monday 4th – Friday 8th July 2022
Liverpool City Centre
The week consists of talks and workshops, and gives students an idea of hoe professional research is done at a university. Travel and accommodation scholarships are available.
Applications are now open and close Thursday 31st March 2022.
More details can be found here.
Year 12 Nuffield Research Placements
Nuffield Research Placements are funded by the Nuffield Foundation, coordinated by STEM Learning and managed by All About STEM in the North West region.
They are engaging, hands-on research projects, giving Y12 students the opportunity to make a meaningful contribution towards the work of a host organisation. They are a fantastic opportunity for students to apply skills and knowledge learned at school and work alongside researchers and industry professionals over the summer holidays over 4-6 weeks.
Find out more here.
SfS Careers Leader Training
Speakers for Schools, Free Virtual Work Experience. Find out more here.
Speakers for Schools, How to Apply for Work Experience Student Guide
Springpod Virtual Work Experience
Gain experience with the top employers in the UK. Free and live programmes in the most sought after industries.
Live workshops with employers, real work with real teams, develop industry knowledge and skills and build a portfolio of work to make applications stand out. Find out more here.
Speakers for Schools, Free Virtual Work Experience
Find out more here.
Kennedys Law LLP, Virtual Work Experience
Kennedys are a global law firm with expertise in dispute resolution and advisory services. The Kennedys Virtual Work Experience Programme will allow students to take the first step of their legal career with a global law firm that does things differently.
The four module programme offers real work experience as students and graduates will complete tasks to gain legal analytical skills, develop legal knowledge of the insurance industry, and learn critical legal communication, research, and drafting skills.
The programme is free and open to all students and graduates, from a law or non-law background and no legal experience is required. The programme takes around six hours and can be completed at one’s own pace from any location. Once complete, students and graduates will receive a certificate which can be referenced on their CVs.
Brighton and Sussex Medical School, Free Virtual Work Experience
This online course provides a ‘virtual’ work experience for those looking to apply to medical school. You will be introduced to the NHS before exploring the roles and skill sets of six different medical specialists. Along the way, you will also consider some of the challenges and wider issues doctors face. Find out more here.
Royal College of GPs, Free Virtual Work Experience
Observe GP is an alternative to work experience for aspiring medics aged 16 and over, who are living in the UK. It is a free interactive video platform providing insights into the role of a GP and the wider primary care team. Find out more here.
Uptree, Sixth From Virtual Work Experience Days with Top UK Companies
Calendar and details of how to sign up can be found here.
Morgan Sindall Virtual Work Experience 2022
Students Years 10-13.
The experience is delivered using Google Classrooms in partnership with Speakers for Schools. Each team member will have a job role to contribute to a group project.
- 14th – 18th March 2022
- 23rd – 27th May 2022
- 13th – 17th June 2022
- 4th – 8th July 2022
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