Seminars and Talks 2021


Seminar theatres sponsored by NHS

Seminar Timetable

The seminar programme will explore this year’s show theme, The Changing World of Work helping you to generate new relationships and enable you to feel motivated and inspired and better equipped to support young people and career seekers. Each session will be a 20minute talk followed by a 10minute live Q&A with the speakers, a time for you to have your questions answered.

09:30am – 09:40am, Welcome to the Show

We are happy to welcome you to the 2021 virtual National Career Guidance Show. In this session we will cover the theme for this year’s show, the range of organisation you will find at the show and how you can engage with them.

Speaker: Olly Newton

Organisation: The Edge Foundation

10:30am – 11:00am, 350 Careers. One NHS. Your Future!

There are over 350 careers available in the NHS. You’d be surprised how many of them don’t require a degree or aren’t directly patient facing. It’s not just doctors and nurses! Join this session with Abi to hear about what’s on offer in the NHS, the routes in and job seeking tips.

Speaker: Abigail Changer

Organisation: Health Education England

11:30am – 12:00pm, Enhancing students skill development and career opportunities as we begin our  Covid recovery.

This session will cover how you can apply blended learning approaches to help students identify and develop the key employability skills identified by leading employers to support them in leading successful careers.

Speaker: Tom Haywood-Pope

Organisation: Unifrog

2:30pm – 13:00pm, Supporting post 16 options for Young People in Schools and Colleges

This session will provide an update on post-16 options – apprenticeships, traineeships, and T Levels. It will cover how these options fit together in the post-16 landscape, what the key differences are, and why they may be right for your students. You will also hear about the ASK programme and the new offer to schools and FE Colleges for the summer term.

Speaker: Carolyn Savage & Stella Pearson

Organisation: National Apprenticeship Service & T Levels

13:30pm – 14:00pm, What does the changing world of work mean for careers leaders?

In this session, you’ll get insights into how the world of work is changing based on The Edge Foundation’s extensive research and special guest Dr Fiona Aldridge, Director for Policy and Research at the Learning and Work Institute. You will also hear what that means for careers leaders and careers practice with Ryan Gibson, National System Leader – Careers at the Academies Enterprise Trust.

Speaker: Olly Newton, Fiona Aldridge & Ryan Gibson

Organisation: The Edge Foundation, Learning and Work Institute & Careers at the Academies Enterprise Trust

14:30pm – 15:00pm, Life after lockdown. Balancing the tech and the tangible in a post COVID world

We have all adopted different approaches and dabbled with different technologies in the last 12 months. What will we take with us next year? Which solutions will enhance our offer to our students, and which put us at risk of merely ticking the box? Join us in this session to find out.

Speaker: James Wilmot

Organisation: The Priory Learning Trust