National Careers Week is a not-for-profit company which promotes the importance of good careers education in schools and colleges, founded and backed by a number of volunteers with a wealth of experience from education, business and careers guidance. The idea is to ensure that future generations will benefit from quality and meaningful interactions that help them understand the links between courses, skills and the pathways they open up. NCW has been all about empowering schools, colleges, universities, teachers and careers professionals across the UK to celebrate quality careers information advice and guidance for one full week every year.
This year, as you will see from the diagram above, we hosted an incredibly busy and thoroughly inspiring event. There were over 292 mock interviews, with 31 interviewers coming from a myriad of backgrounds including local businesses, police, fire services, colleges, university and past students. We held a careers fair visited by over 500 students and demonstrations and details of potential careers and apprenticeships. James Golding, a truly motivational speaker spoke to Year 9 students on suriving cancer twice, and breaking the world record for the most miles cycled in 7 days. To conclude the week Damian Hinds, Secretary of State for Education, attended an Eggar's does Question Time with students asking him some very probing questions covering a wide variety of topics. Mr Hinds ended by saying:
“National Career’s Week is a very important initiative in schools because it is an opportunity for young people to see the full breadth of the options available and what they need to do to get there.”
A small selection of Anti-Bullying posters created by our Year 9 students. #StandUpToBullying https://t.co/46pC24CRZH 9:31 AM - 14 Jun 2018