Bristol Seminars and Talks 2020

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Please note the below seminars are from 2020. Information on 2021 seminars coming very soon!

10:00am-10:30am Being creative with careers 

Bristol WORKS supports 79 organisations to create, develop and offer bespoke and meaningful experiences of work for schools and provisions. This seminar will share good practice and the session will include a toolbox of ways to develop your careers curriculum in a time-saving but innovative way that inspires young people about the array of opportunities and pathways post-16.

Speaker: Hayley Galpin
OrganisationBristol WORKS 

10:40am-11:10am An introduction to T Levels

This seminar will provide an introduction to T Levels, the new technical equivalent to A levels. You will learn what these new qualifications are, why they are being introduced and when they will arrive. You will be signposted to sources of further information to help you advise students on their options. 

Speaker: Sue Clarke
Organisation: Department for Education

11:20am-11:50am Apprenticeships, information advice & guidance for teachers and careers advisers
It’s vital we give all young people access to excellent careers support so they feel able to make informed decisions about their options. Come and hear about the wide range of apprenticeship opportunities on offer, and how the Apprenticeship Support and Knowledge (ASK) for Schools and Colleges programme can benefit students, teachers and careers advisers. Apprenticeship experts will help you kick start the career of students thinking about their next steps.

Speaker: Carolyn Savage
Organisation: Department for Education

12:00pm-12:30pm Be more than Gatsby

Adopting a holistic and pastoral approach to careers work in school. This seminar will explore how to create a careers programme that achieves more than the Gatsby benchmarks and deliver something that students, staff, families, education providers and employers will enjoy participating in. 

Speaker: James Wilmot
Organisation: Priory Learning Trust

12:45pm-1:15pm Mental health awareness within diversity and inclusion

With mental health impacting 1 in 4 people every year in the UK the role of businesses in promoting and providing support to its employees in this area is paramount to their inclusion. Defence Systems Technology, part of Babcock International have spent the past 18 months creating what they believe to be a blueprint to embed mental health support for all. 

Speaker: Richard Blackmore
Organisation: Defence Systems Technology, part of Babcock International

1:30pm-2:00pm CEIAG in SEND – Panel discussion

Focusing on inclusion, this seminar will look at how CEIAG is implemented in SEND Schools. This will include sharing of best practice from an employer (National Grid), a supported intern, a SEND school and a SEND specialist Enterprise Coordinator. 

Speakers: Kelly Spicer and panel
Organisation: West of England Combined Authority

2:15pm-2:45pm Pathways into health careers

The world of health careers can be complex and fast-moving but with so many roles it’s also very inclusive and has something for everyone no matter what their interests! Join Abi Changer from Health Careers to hear about the latest news in the health sector (focusing on the NHS). It will be a whistle-stop tour including apprenticeships, emerging roles and new resources from Health Careers, plus time for some FAQs. 

Speaker: Abigail Changer
Organisation: Health Careers

Industry Insight Talks:

10:30am-10:45am Making a difference: Careers in allied health

When students think of careers in the NHS, they will often think of doctors and nurses, unaware of the many other clinical careers that are available. Allied health professionals are healthcare specialists who work daily with patients; diagnosing, treating and providing rehabilitation, ensuring they can live the fullest lives possible.

Speaker:Michelle Tyler
Organisation: I See the Difference

11:00am-11:15am Unifrog: the complete destinations platform, a one-stop-shop for careers guidance

Find out about the Unifrog community and platform, dedicated to leveling the playing field for students across 2,000 schools. Explore the key trends that are driving students’ decision-making and what we can do to support them to find their best next steps.

Speaker: Tom Haywood-Pope

11:30am-11:45am An introduction to careers in property

Often people think of a career in property as either construction workers out on a building site or estate agents selling houses – but careers in the built environment can offer so much more. This talk will explore the various opportunities that working in property can offer and how to make the step in to those careers.

Speaker: Kelly Canterford
Organisation: Property Needs You

12:00pm-12:15pm Myths, stereotypes and lies about apprenticeships

This talk will cover the truth about apprenticeships—why degree apprenticeships are a viable alternative to degrees, why most apprentices are not poorly paid, the extensive range of standards beyond the traditionally known ones and more.

Speaker: Broderick Sutherland
Organisation: AllAboutSchoolLeavers

12:30pm-12:45pm Knowing your students before they enrol: an outreach model that works

This talk will explore an outreach model designed in collaboration with stakeholders which supports students in schools to make the change from school to college and get their post-16 journey off to a great start.

Speaker: Anna Holton
Organisation: Weston College

1:00pm-1:15pm Careers in the maritime sector 

UK Maritime is one of the most vibrant and competitive sectors in the world. With sea trade expected to double in the next 20 years there is a need for a highly skilled workforce and as such there are career opportunities that are both exciting and rewarding waiting to be filled.

Speaker: Rachel Gurnett
Organisation: Careers at Sea (supporting Maritime Careers) 

1:30pm-1:45pm Building a career for all for the future that Britain needs

Employers within the building services engineering sector are crying out for a more diverse base of applicants. This talk will discuss how considering a career in this sector can lead to degree level apprenticeships with awesome salaries for ALL students.

Speaker: Nikki Cowan
Organisation: JTL

2:00pm-2:15pm Inspiring guidance matched to individual needs through triage

This workshop will share the learning, resources and user feedback from Careerpilot’s nationally funded Careers and Enterprise Company project. This aims to provide whole-school, inspirational and targeted guidance by using a staged model of pre-guidance including an electronic triage tool to determine starting levels of guidance, guidance and follow-up.

Speaker: Sue Lewis
Organisation: Careerpilot

2:30pm-2:45pm Study in Canada: A world of opportunities

Discover why thousands of international students choose to study in Canada each year. From safe and diverse campuses, world-class institutions, unique work/study options, and abundant postgraduate opportunities, Canada is a land of endless possibilities.

Speaker: Chelsea Ljutic
Organisation: High Commission of Canada in the UK