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10:00am-10:30am Preparing the future – shaping student perception
Emily Merrison, Head of Education Liaison for Airbus UK will talk about what Airbus is doing to try to address the skills challenges faced in the engineering and manufacturing sector. This includes suggestions of how industry and education professionals can better work together to ensure students are ‘work-ready’; and how Airbus is trying to inspire and engage young people to excel in STEM subjects. Emily will also outline the different career options that Airbus can offer and how teachers and career professionals can help guide students towards the right path for them.
Speaker: Emily Merrison, Education partnership manager
10:40am-11:10am Pathways to careers in the health sector
Join Alan Simmons from Health Careers to hear about the latest news in the health sector (focusing on the NHS). In this whistle stop tour, he will talk about apprenticeships, emerging roles, new resources from Health Careers and try to answer some of your FAQs.
Speaker: Alan Simmons, Careers Specialist
Organisation: Health Careers (NHS Health Education England)
11:20am-11:50am Youth Voice Census – what young people tell us of their experience as they transition between education and employment
The Youth Voice Census was developed in response to a sector need to build a picture of the employment challenges and barriers that young people are currently facing as they transition between education and employment. The 2018 pilot was a huge success with 1500 young people responding from diverse backgrounds across England. Hear the results from the Census Report, published in October 2018 and how this has had significant engagement across the youth employment sector reaching educators, youth organisations, employers and civil servants.
Speaker: Laura-Jane Rawlings, CEO
Organisation: Youth Employment UK
12:00pm-12:30pm Effective Careers Guidance
Ofsted update. Effective careers guidance supports progress and helps to raise aspirations in all settings. What does inspection evidence tell us about effective careers guidance and what more could providers do? How well is the Baker clause being implemented or the Gatsby Benchmarks being used?
Keynote Speaker: Richard Light Senior Her Majesty’s Inspector
12:45pm-1:15pm Employability Internship Model
Less than 7% of people with SEND will find employment as an adult, this seminar will look at how National Grid supported the development of an internship model that delivered a success rate of over 70%.
Speaker: Jonathan Richardson, Corporate Social Responsibility Officer
Organisation: National Grid
1:30pm-2:00pm T-Levels & Vocational Industry Placements (VIP’s)
This seminar will give some background to the “who, why and when” of T-Levels and will provide clarity about industry placements and why the 45-day placement is so critical. Boyd will outline benefits to students and employers in relation to the local skills base.
Speaker: Boyd Hatwood, Intermediaries Manager
Organisation: Department for Education (ESFA)
2:15pm-2:45pm Apprenticeships, information advice & guidance for teachers and careers advisors
The National Apprenticeship Service will be available to provide the latest information on the wide range of apprenticeship opportunities. Hear about the Apprenticeship Support and Knowledge for Schools and Colleges programme and the benefits to students, teachers and careers advisors. Apprenticeship experts will help you kick start the career of students thinking about their first career choice.
Speaker: National Apprenticeship Service representative
Organisation: National Apprenticeship Service
Industry Insight Talks:
10:30am-10:45am Using Careerpilot to inspire and inform
Learn how the award winning Careerpilot website (free to use) can be used to inspire young people to explore their options and pathways from a range of starting points. See how young people can record and build on their choices using career tools that move with them annually.
Speaker: Sue Lewis, Careerpilot Manager
11:00am-11:15am Degree apprenticeships: How to get a degree for free?
Degree apprenticeships are the fastest growing type of apprenticeship and there are many reasons why. This insight talk will help you understand where degree apprenticeships fit into the world of qualifications, where you can find them and what you should be looking for in a good programme.
Speaker: Broderick Sutherland, Marketing Executive
11:30am-11:45am Be a bright spark- Don’t pull the plug on an electrical career!
Do you want a career that will really last a lifetime? JTL are the leading provider of apprenticeships in the building services engineering sector – be that electrical, plumbing, heating & ventilation etc. Come and find out why a career in this growing industry could be perfect, regardless of gender or age. The industry comprises of around 76,000 businesses employing 525,000 people in the UK. It carries out around £20bn of work each year accounting for 3% of UK GNP. Why not be a part of a well-paid and highly sought after industry?
Speaker: Nikki Cowan, Business Development Adviser
12:00pm-12:15pm What could the space sector offer your students? (and it’s not all rocket science)
This fast-growing sector has a breadth of opportunities for students who are looking for interesting places to use their STEM skills. Every one of us uses space every day often in ways we’re not even aware of – come and hear about it.
Speaker: Kathie Bowden, Space Skills and Careers Development Manager
Organisation: UK Space Agency
12:30pm-12:45pm Landscaping, a growing career you can recommend with confidence
A presentation dispelling the myths surrounding careers in landscaping and horticulture. This will showcase the size of the industry, the work landscapers carry out, the wide variety of roles available, the skills needed and routes into this exciting industry. The aim is to help careers advisers understand the opportunities available in landscaping and be able to advise knowledgeably.
Speaker: Stephen Ensell, Education Officer
1:00pm-1:15pm The business of creativity
The concept of a creative career is not new, however developments across the arts, business and technology sectors now see many professions supported by a variety of courses, diplomas and qualifications which weren’t available before. There are also many misconceptions around what a creative career is, what is involved in the day-to-day of working in the creative industries, what the benefits are and how a student can begin their creative journey. This insight talk will begin to unpack some of these concerns and discuss the true potential the creative industries offer for young people today.
Speaker: Anna Hawes, UK School and Colleges Partnerships Manager
Organisation: University for the Creative Arts
1:30pm-1:45pm “Well that ticks the box” – How to make the best use of your School Liaison Officer
What does it mean to have a School Liaison Officer from a College associated with your school? What is a School Liaison Officer’s job role and how does our focus change throughout the year? What is “best practice” that ensures you get the best out of your Officer and build a successful relationship? What about schools with a sixth form – how does that relationship work? How can your School Liaison Officer help you achieve those Gatsby Benchmarks and move on from approaching them in a tick-box fashion? This talk from Bridgwater & Taunton College is a direct conversation between us, the School Liaison Officers, and you, careers leads in schools.
Speaker: Ella Sprouting, School Liaison Officer
Organisation: Bridgwater & Taunton College
2:00pm-2:15pm The Human Guinea Pig. Inside the NHS…. And Tom!
Discover the amazing careers in the NHS and what goes on in the labs, clinics and wards. During the show Tom will perform a series of brilliant medical tests on willing volunteers and show some jaw dropping footage of the medical tests he has been through… just for the fun of it!
Speaker: Tom Warrender, Head Honcho of Inspiration
Organisation: Medical Mavericks
2:30pm-2:45pm Career in Law and Business
An interactive and engaging insight into studying law in the UK. This presentation will include a breakdown of what students should do to get onto a law degree and the subsequent steps required to become a solicitor or a barrister. Zoe King, the Dean at University of Law Bristol Campus will also give an insight into the tasters that U Law can deliver within your schools and colleges.
Speaker: Zoe King, Dean University of Law Bristol Campus
Organisation: The University of Law