NHS England launches annual school careers contest

NHS England school careers contest

Schools across England are being invited to join an exciting curriculum-linked contest which raises career aspirations and teaches pupils about the National Health Service.  Developed in partnership with teachers, the annual Step into the NHS competition encourages secondary school students to research and create a job advert for an NHS profession while learning about more than 350 careers […]

Resource bank showcases careers in the creative sector

careers - a team during the festival challenge

For students who wish to pursue a career in the creative industries, it can be difficult to see the relevance of studying subjects such as maths, English and science. So Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and Burberry have teamed up to launch the latest FutureGoals careers resources which will help the region’s young people learn […]

How can we effectively close the disadvantage gap?

Sharon Davies, CEO of Young Enterprise, on closing the disadvantage gap

Sharon Davies is the CEO of Young Enterprise and a highly experienced youth worker. Having left home at 16, Sharon was working in a Kwik Save at 19 when she was spotted by a youth worker who noticed her savvy and calm interactions with misbehaving teenagers outside the shop. The youth worker then encouraged her […]

Five reasons to teach entrepreneurship to teenagers 

Catherine Whitaker, CEO & Head of Learning of EtonX, discusses how to teach entrepreneurship skills to the next generation of business leaders

Catherine Whitaker, CEO & Head of Learning of EtonX, discusses how to teach entrepreneurship skills to the next generation of business leaders… Entrepreneurship has gained mass appeal on our TV screens, through the naked ambition of the Apprentice or the trenchant verdicts of the Dragon’s Den judges. But are we missing the opportunity to communicate […]

The gender gap in STEM careers

Careers – female apprentice in a factory

STEM subjects encompass stereotypically male-dominated careers: science, technology, engineering, and maths. History has always leaned in favour of men within these subjects, which could explain why the number of females in these industries is still low. These damaging stereotypes, as well as preconceptions of what these careers entail, have left industries such as manufacturing wholly […]

Girls in STEM careers: Nothing is impossible

Najwa Jawahar at the Rocking Ur Teens careers event

Najwa Jawahar MEng, BEng CEng MIStructE, is a senior structural engineer at WSP – which provides a range of services from building high-rise property to mining precious metals. Here, she reviews the Rocking Ur Teens event which took place earlier this year in a bid to inspire young girls to pursue careers in STEM industries – […]

Future First helps budding lawyers with careers insight

Matt Lent CEO of Future First

Young people interested in a career in law have the chance to gain careers insight and work experience at a leading legal firm under a programme designed to improve social mobility. The national education charity Future First has partnered with Taylor Wessing to offer a programme for 80 sixth form students from London schools which […]

Rocking Ur Teens: Year 9 pupil Caitlin blogs about conference

Caitlin blogs on the Rocking Ur Teens event

Caitlin McShane from class 9D at Southend High School for Girls took part in an empowering conference organised by Rocking Ur Teens, aimed at boosting confidence amongst young people. Here’s how Caitlin found the experience… On Tuesday 12 March, following International Women’s Day celebrations, twelve Year 9 pupils attended the Rocking Ur Teens girls’ conference, […]

Students taste life in the food industry with Future First

Future First take students to The Flava People factory

School students interested in a career in food are taking part in a programme to demonstrate the breadth of jobs available in the industry and increase their work skills. National education charity Future First has partnered with The Flava People, who supply the UK’s leading retailers, restaurants and food manufacturers with sauces and seasonings, to […]