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Careers Resources

We have brought together a suite of careers resources for your use.


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.

The WOW Show

An assembly-tailored programme and lesson plans supporting different jobs and industries

The resource looks great and tells you everything you need to know about the programme. To view click here.

Learn Live

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.

Be Ready

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

Download here.

Free home learning resources from TES

A collection of 74 free resources for home learning from TES. Access them here.

Speakers for Schools

Speakers for Schools help young people access top opportunities through inspiring virtual school talks and eye-opening virtual work experience, entirely free of charge. Find out more here.

WorldSkills UK

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.

Career Pilot

Careers information and tools for 11-19 year olds.

Activities for students here.

Activities for staff, including free careers leader webinars here.

Webinar on Traineeships

View the recording here and the accompanying notes here.

The Careers and Enterprise Company, Careers Leader CPD

Benchmark 1 training session can be viewed 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.

Uptree Work Experience Bulletin for Sixth-Form Tutors

Bulletin includes: free whole class online workshops, skills workshops, sixth form virtual work experience, live sessions with inspirational speakers and lockdown resources for your cohort. Find out more here.

Career Ready Skills Festival

The Skills Festival features a range of online sessions from masterclasses and industry insights to perfecting a job application. Initially the Festival was targeted to students on the Plus programme across the UK, however this is now open to all Year 12 and 13 student and is running until 19th June 2020.
Careers Leaders can find out more here.

Housing & Property Management Sector

Construction Sector

  • Kier Construction – learn more about the construction industry and also create a funky avatar
  • Go Construct – careers and apprenticeship information in construction
  • Contextualised Curriculum – Free school resources for construction industry professionals and teachers

Creative Careers

  • 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.

Technology Sector

  • 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).
  • BAE Systems – Brand new STEM home learning activities to complete, including a UK Sport Competition (four age categories from 5 – 18 years) with fantastic prizes to be won, plus many more interesting links, engineering quizzes and career videos.
  • 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.
  • Summer Internships in STEM related careers – Summer internships in 7 different industries will be offered live and online. Students aged between 15-18 and register now.
  • 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.

Financial Sector

  • 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

Healthcare Sector

  • 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)

Booklet introducing different allied health professions can be found here.

Creating a back-up plan when applying for medicine PowerPoint presentation available here.

SEND Gatsby Benchmark Toolkit

Download here.

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.

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.

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:

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.

To find out more please click here and here.

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.

Edge Hill University’s Virtual Outreach Programme – Benchmark 7

Edge Hill University is offering a timetabled plan of live activities designed to provide information and support to students regarding Higher Education.

Each live session will focus on a specific topic in HE and will be delivered by one of Edge Hill’s Education Liaison Team.

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.


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