Leeds Seminars and Talks 2019

Seminar theatres sponsored by:

10:00am-10:30am Apprenticeships, information advice & guidance for teachers and careers advisors – click here for presentation slides

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

10:40am-11:10am Youth Voice Census – what young people tell us of their experience as they transition between education and employment – click here for presentation slides

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

11:20am-11:50am The future of work – click here for presentation slides

Learn about who ITV are and the kind of roles that exist within the TV industry – there are some you won’t even have thought of! Hear what ITV look for in their entry level talent and how to get your students ready for that winning interview.

Speakers: Nico Byron & Amber Barry, Senior Resourcing Manager & Resourcing Coordinator
Organisation: ITV Studios

12:00pm-12:30pm School & careers leaders – second guessing Ofsted requirements – click here for presentation slides

Ofsted are currently consulting on the contents of the new Common Inspection Framework which will come into force in September 2019.  There will be a new inspection judgement of Personal Development and a heightened interest in curriculum.  What should careers leaders be focusing on in preparation?

Speaker: Janet Colledge, Careers Education Consultant
Organisation: Outstanding Careers

12:45pm-1:15pm An Introduction to T Levels – click here for presentation slides

An introduction to T Levels: the Government is working with employers and further education providers to design and develop a brand new technical education option, the T Levels. T Levels will be 2 year, college based courses in 25 subjects ranging from digital to construction to accounting. They are aimed at 16-18 year olds and will be the technical equivalent of 3 A Levels. Each T Level will include a 3 month industry placement for young people to develop their skills in the workplace. Find out more about the approach to delivery, timetable for implementation and how T Levels will fit in the broader post 16 choices.

Speaker: Sue Clark & Susan Chambers, T level Delivery Division
Organisation: Department for Education

1:30pm-2:00pm Systemic inclusion in SEN – click here for presentation slides

Dr Nancy Doyle reached the top 10 of the Shaw Trusts Disability Power 100 in 2018 and is well known for her work on the award-winning BBC television series Employable Me. During this seminar Nancy will share stories and examples of how we can reduce costs and barriers in SEN inclusion with proactive approaches to systemic reasonable adjustments.

Keynote Speaker: Dr Nancy Doyle, CEO
Organisation: Genius Within CIC

2:15pm-2:45pm Pathways to careers in the health sector – click here for presentation slides

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)

Industry Insight Talks:

10:30am-10:45am The live events industry – click here for presentation slides

Explore the huge range of careers in the production side of live events, with a focus on producing breath taking live visuals.

Speaker: Shannon Harvey, Head of Research
Organisation: Backstage Academy

11:00am-11:15am Team Entrepreneurship – much more than just a business degree – click here for presentation slides

BA (Hons) Team Entrepreneurship is not your typical degree. Student learning is largely based on practice and students receive guidance and support from business coaches, instead of lecturers. Instead of examining case studies, students run a business and trade from the first year. Students learn by doing. Inspired by the ground-breaking Finnish Team Academy approach and part of a growing international network, this programme is a new type of learning experience and one of only a handful of such courses to run in the UK. This insight talk will outline the learning philosophy and approach adopted as part of the ground breaking programme and will provide insight into the potential outcomes of this provision.

Speakers: Gill Owens, Head of Department (Business)
Teesside University

11:30am-11:45am Digital careers – click here for presentation slides

Interested in digital careers and emerging tech? PwC’s innovative and fully funded Technology Degree Apprenticeship will give you a blend of study and work based learning. This insight talk will discuss how technology is changing the way we work. PwC are at the forefront – exploring new technologies and trends as they emerge. From artificial intelligence to augmented reality and 3D printing to drones, PwC use these technologies to help their clients work better and prepare for the future.

Speaker: Laura Blackledge, Student Recruitment Manager – North
Organisation: PwC

12:00pm-12:15pm Apprenticeships at EY – click here for presentation slides

Learn about EY, their apprenticeship opportunities and what makes a great application.

Speaker: Amy Straker, Student Recruitment Adviser 

12:30pm-12:45pm Jumping for joysticks: How your students can make it in the multi-billion pound computer games industry 

An insight into the award-winning courses offered by the National Centre of Excellence for Computer Games Education at Abertay University. The prestigious Princeton Review rankings show Abertay’s games degrees in both the undergraduate and postgraduate world Top 25, while the university remains the best placed European institution. Abertay University aim to educate their students to be the innovators and ground-breakers of tomorrow’s computing and digital media-based industries. They offer a wide range of industry accredited courses, from technology courses in ethical hacking and games programming to creative courses in design and digital media creation.

Speaker: Rona Whittlet, UK Recruitment Officer
Organisation: Abertay University

1:00pm-1:15pm A unique university experience – click here for presentation slides

Coventry University’s Scarborough campus, CU Scarborough, offers a new, barrier-breaking, unique university experience tailored to regional industry requirements. It entails studying one module at a time, with no end of year exams, small class sizes and lower fees. This talk explains how it is all possible.

Speaker: Steven Knowles, Head of Student Recruitment & Marketing
Organisation: CU Scarborough

1:30pm-1:45pm Careers in property – challenging the stereotypes – click here for presentation slides

Careers in property help shape the world and environment we live and work in. Property Needs You want to introduce you to the range of career paths into the industry from school leavers and beyond and challenge some of the perceived stereotypes about what working in property offers.

Speaker: Kelly Canterford, Programme Manager
Organisation: Property Needs You

2:00pm-2:15pm Careers in the great outdoors – find out what Askham Bryan College has to offer – click here for presentation slides

As a land-based college, Askham Bryan College offer the following subjects: agriculture, animal management, horse care, horticulture, tree surgery, vet nursing and many more. The short presentation will outline what is taught, what levels are available, the career opportunities and how prospective students can find out more.

Speaker: Mary Hair, Schools Liaison Officer
Organisation: Askham Bryan College

2:30pm-2:45pm Pathway to the booming creative industry – click here for presentation slides

This talk will build confidence and raise awareness of the booming creative industry and the opportunities that lie ahead for the budding creative. New figures from the DCMS reveal that Britain’s creative industry is worth more than £100 billion; outperforming the wider UK economy. The talk will explore some of the routes into this exciting and rewarding industry using examples of student success from a specialist arts institution, which has been turning out creative talent for the past 140 years.

Speaker: Liam Bradley, Recruitment Manager
Organisation: The Northern School of Art