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 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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Speakers for Schools Virtual Work Experience – A Week at Spotify
This is an exciting opportunity to experience life in a leading music/technology company and gain an insight into several different teams across the Ad Sales Business.
The programme runs from 29th June-3rd July and the closing date to sign up is the 19th June. Find out more 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.
LFC Foundation, Virtual Step Up Programme
LFC Foundation will launch its new virtual schools transition programme ‘Step-Up’ today to help support pupils, in years 6-10, returning to school after such a long time away.
The ‘Step-Up’ scheme will provide online presentations and five live sessions each week (1pm-2pm, Monday to Friday) covering six key themes, including motivation, confidence and self-esteem, coping strategies and resilience, communication, goal setting and aspiration, and the importance of routines. Find out more here.
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.
Kognoggs: a careerED podcast
Each week, Rob Cooper (Careers Leader in Leicester & Leicestershire LEP) gives free professional career coaching, shares career stories, engages with the politics and pedagogy of career education, and explores one little corner of the ever-changing world of work.
Please check out the weekly podcasts 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.
National Careers Service Tool
The National Careers Service careers tools provide information, advice and guidance to help make decisions on learning, training and work. Find out more here.
National Careers Service Exam Results Hotline
The National Careers Service will be delivering the Exam Results Helpline during August 2020. Young people or their parents can contact the helpline on 0800 100 900 to speak to a professionally qualified careers adviser if they need advice on their next steps. The helpline will be open from 8 am to 10 pm from Thursday 13th August until Friday 28th August. After these dates, young people will be able to access ongoing support from the National Careers Service at any time by calling 0800 100 900, visiting the below link or searching for the National Careers Service on Facebook and Twitter. Contact them here.
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.
- 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
- 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.
- Summer of Animation – The Summer of Animation is here to help 13-18 year olds across the UK make a 3D animated film this summer, including a free online animation camp, and enter a competition to find the best young animator.
- 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.
- 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
- 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
- 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.
Professional & Business Services
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
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:
- Halton & Wirral Sam Metcalfe Samantha.firstname.lastname@example.org or 07920 087714
- Knowsley & Sefton Chris Eriksen Chris.email@example.com or 07768 558397
- Liverpool & St Helens Sue Ennis Sue.firstname.lastname@example.org or 07770 855924
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
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.
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
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.
The Young Entrepreneur Academy, Wirral
Young people from Wirral who have ideas for their own business, but need help along the way, are being called upon to record a brief video about themselves and their plans ahead of discussions with a panel of local entrepreneurs who have “been there and done it”.
All they need to set them off is to be aged between 16 and 24, have a passion to succeed, believe in their ideas, be open to feedback, be prepared to learn about business and to work tirelessly on their ideas.
In return, they will receive practical help, advice and guidance in essential areas such as finance, tax and VAT, marketing, new technology, company law, recruitment and they will be matched with experienced entrepreneurs who may ultimately look to invest in their businesses in the future.
Closing date for round one applications is Friday, August 28.
More details can be found 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.