How to foster aspirations

There is no doubt that it is important for students to have aspirations, but how easy is it for schools to foster these aspirations, particularly for students who may have limited experience of [...]

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Thoughts on Careers Guidance

I was fascinated to hear recently about Professor Frans Meijers’ research showing how between 1976 and 1998 the types of occupations within the labour market had changed almost beyond [...]

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Getting into Film

The film industry is one of the UK’s great strengths. As one of the sectors that make up the creative industries, it has over recent years demonstrated that it makes a significant contribution to [...]

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What does your future hold?

From the 6th of March to the 11th of March 2017, students across the UK had help to think about their future and who they would like to become. They have had support from teachers and websites [...]

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Parents, who’d have them?

School and college careers services continue to experience ever more demanding requirements. All schools are expected to use Gatsby as the gold standard against which to model their provisions, [...]

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Getting value from employer visits

With limited careers funding, your school or college needs all the discretionary support it can get from employers. Managed well, visits and talks can inspire pupils and motivate significantly [...]

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Get into Teaching

It was only 8.43am and I had already looked at the clock 17 times since arriving at work. I couldn’t remember whether it was Wednesday or Thursday, each day seemed to blur into the next; as I sat [...]

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Women in Engineering @ Humber UTC

JOB opportunities for women in the manufacturing and engineering sectors were showcased at an event in Scunthorpe. The Women into Manufacturing and Engineering (WiME) careers day took place at [...]

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A Career in the Probation Service

A Career with the Probation Service? Read on… Outside of being an entrepreneur, I’ve worked in the probation service for over 8 years and many people have seldom ever heard of it yet it [...]

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Ada Lovelace Day

Today, 10 October, is Ada Lovelace Day, an international celebration of the achievements of women in science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). Online, people write blog posts, news [...]

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I want to be a footballer

Having recently undertaken a video research project for the Institute of the Motor Industry, specifically looking at the notion of careers knowledge and aspirations with Primary School students, [...]

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My Career Journey

The 5 years I spent at Malet Lambert as a student, set the foundation for both professionalism and confidence to support my progression through higher education. Whilst at Malet, I partook many [...]

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Recruitment in the care sector

Recruitment in the care sector is at an all-time low, this is a particular challenge for Peninsula Care Homes due to the remote location of some of our Devon based Homes. We want to allay the [...]

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My career journey into PR

During 2015, I worked with Channel 5 supporting them through the implementation of a new system. When I was not working at channel 5, I was looking for my next break in Public Relations , or PR. [...]

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The Entrepreneurial Path

Sometimes the best career to be in is the one you have defined yourself through starting your own business. This however is probably one of the scariest things you can do in life, especially when [...]

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Write for us

Could you create content or blog for NCW? NCW is a community whose main aim is to improve careers education, information, advice & guidance for people in the UK.  It is the largest [...]

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I want to be a…

Getting pupils and students to positively engage with the careers services available to them is a challenge fit to test the ingenuity of a mastermind. Whilst this is true for the majority, a [...]

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The journey to work

Giving a talk on jobs and careers to pupils or students? Whether you’re a major employer, a local company or ‘just’ a parent, be in no doubt that you have a significant opportunity to influence [...]

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Careers: The role of the teacher

It seems I’m often landed with another paper or article discussing how poor careers information, advice and guidance is in schools. I’ve been working in this space for quite some time now and of [...]

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The Launch

Back in April the UK careers scene nearly lost one of its most precious jewels; for over 5 years National Careers Week has been serving the UK with the biggest celebration of all age careers [...]

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10 Reasons

10 Reasons SLT should prioritise Careers Education, Information & Guidance (CEIAG) in schools… Because you came into teaching to do the best for the young people There is a statutory [...]

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Thank you, #NCW2016 was awesome!

With so much going on over the week, we would like to say a massive THANK YOU to all for making this week a huge success for the students and the next generation of workers. We’ve picked [...]

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Choice & Chance

I’m an HR Professional with a lot to think about, say and do around careers. It’s one of the better aspects of working in the people part of the equation of business success. I’ve always [...]

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Meet Jasmine, U-Explore Apprentice

When I was coming to the end of secondary school, I was stuck in limbo as to what I wanted to do. Careers advice was in short supply, just the occasional speech in assemblies. So choosing what I [...]

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Career In Journalism, Where to begin?

Whether you’re looking to write for your local paper, interview people from around the world or want to broadcast over the air waves there’s one thing every journalist – print, broadcast and [...]

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Lawyer In The Making

Growing up I always knew that I wanted to be a Barrister, and this was confirmed even more when I was able to undertake work experience whilst at school.  Sadly, you can’t really undertake work [...]

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8 Common Interview Questions

The key to success in interviews is PREPARATION. The best way to prepare is to make a ‘bank’ of answers to interview questions. This will help you ensure that when you have an upcoming interview, [...]

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