London Seminars and Talks 2019


Seminar Theatre One

10:00am-10:30am TBC

10:50am-11:20am 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

11:40am-12:10pm Real career pathways in a changing world

Using young people’s early career histories and little gems of advice from their own personal experience can be inspirational in guidance. This lively seminar will tell the stories of some ex-Level 3 learners to illustrate the way diverse career pathways can take shape in a fast-changing, unpredictable world.

Speaker: Alan Bullock, Freelance Careers & Higher Education Consultant
Organisation: Alan Bullock Careers

12:30pm-1:00pm Engaging students who say: ‘I don’t know what I want to do’

As seasoned careers professionals know, it’s often a challenge to get students who say they have no idea what they want to do, engaged in thinking about their future. This session will highlight a number of simple, free, fun ways – including the SACU Career Cloud Quiz – that can help students take the first step on their careers journey.

Speaker: Peter Mulligan, Co-founder SACU Ltd
Organisation: SACU Ltd

1:20pm-1:50pm 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)

2:10pm-2:20pm Future skills: what skills will be in demand and what can the sector do to help young people better prepare?

When today’s school children enter the workplace, many will be faced with roles that do not exist today. How do we equip children with skills that are more resilient in the changing job market? What are the skills that will be in demand? Nesta has undertaken research exploring trends and projections for skills demands and is supporting the sector to develop scalable approaches to developing these skills.

Speaker: Jed Cinnamon, Programme Manager – Education
Organisation: Nesta

3:00pm-3:30pm School & careers leaders – second guessing Ofsted requirements

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

Seminar Theatre Two

10:00am-10:30am Working with universities to meet Gatsby Benchmark 7

This talk focuses on the range of pre-16 and post-16 activities delivered by universities and how to approach universities to successfully engage them in your IAG programme.

Speaker: Elizabeth McCullough, UK Student Recruitment Manager
Organisation: Goldsmiths, University of London

10:50am-11:20am TBC

11:40am-12:10pm 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. Seymour will outline benefits to students and employers in relation to the local skills base.

Speaker: Seymour Pearman, Intermediaries Senior Manager
Organisation: Department for Education (ESFA)

12:30pm-1:00pm TBC

1:20pm-1:50pm TBC

2:10pm-2:40pm TBC

3:00pm-3:30pm Systemic inclusion in SEN

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

Industry Insight Talks:

10:30am-10:45am Drama Training for the 21st Century

How can drama schools support students to achieve a successful career in the arts? Fourth Monkey Actor Training Company has revolutionised actor training to reflect the modern performance landscape and now has a 97%* industry retention rate over five years (*2012-17). This insight explains the key elements to a valuable actor training experience.

Speaker: Steve Green
Organisation: Fourth Monkey Actor Training Group

11:00am-11:15am Demystifying careers in digital skills

This insight talk will provide you with clear information about the different pathways into careers in digital skills.  In particular, it will provide reliable sources of information in a space that changes daily!

Speaker: Ana Herrera
Organisation: Ada. National College for Digital Skills

11:30am-11:45am Empowering individuals to make career choices

Every young person we work with has strengths. In the context of guidance, decision making tools and career development theories, this insight talk will discuss how The Morrisby Organisation can best support clients to identify their strengths, to help them begin their career journey with self – confidence.

Speaker: Joanne Carrington
The Morrisby Organisation

12:00pm-12:15pm Workplace Skills: Useful for University

With an increasing number of students undertaking a work placement as part of their studies, for many young people going to university is also the first time their workplace skills are put to the test. This talk explores the key workplace skills students are expected to bring with them to University, and some of the ways they can be developed before they arrive.

Speaker: Dr Timothy Whittlesea
Organisation: Middlesex University London

12:30pm-12:45pm Supporting autistic young people into paid work experience

Autism Exchange is a work experience programme providing young people with autism access to paid experiences of work with employers such as the Civil Service, SAP UK, m/SIX and Health Education England. The programme is entering its 5th year of delivery and this session will share insights, impact and outcomes.

Speaker: Claire Caccavone
Organisation: Ambitious about Autism

1:00pm-1:15pm Team Entrepreneurship – much more than just a business degree

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.

Speaker: Gill Owens
Organisation: Teesside University

1:30pm-1:45pm Are you ready for employment?

Adviza have worked with Dr Deirdre Hughes to create an approach, which helps young people build the necessary competencies needed to gain employment. This talk will present these well-researched theories and how they underpin this approach to employability. Emma will demonstrate how it can be used to get inexperienced people into the world of work.

Speaker: Emma Brown
Organisation: Adviza

2:00pm-2:15pm Apprenticeships: No longer a choice between university or not

This talk discusses the rise of degree and masters level apprenticeships with particular reference to Russell Group Universities now stepping into the picture. This insight also explores the evolving choices and influences available to students and dispelling current misconceptions. Hear directly from current apprentices on their own experiences.

Speaker: Phillip Paige
Organisation: J.P. Morgan

2:30pm-2:45pm Pathways into careers in screen

There is an estimated need for 10,000 new entrants in the screen industries alone by 2022 and these are jobs at a low risk of being replaced by robots. This session fills in some of the gaps, giving current information about the way the sector works, skills gaps, and opportunities for your students in the future.

Speaker: Margaret Burgin
Organisation: ScreenSkills

3:00pm-3:15pm Careers in property – challenging the stereotypes

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
Organisation: Property Needs You

3:30pm-3:45pm I See The Difference Campaign

The I See The Difference campaign is a government funded programme to raise awareness of little-known professions in healthcare that are under-represented. These are: podiatry, therapeutic radiography, prosthetics, and orthoptics. Due to the fact there aren’t enough students studying these courses at university, there is a huge demands for these professionals, meaning job prospects for young people are excellent. This insight will inform careers advisers of the existence of these courses, to disseminate to their students, and increase the number of professionals in the field.

Speaker: Olivia Stocker
Organisation: I See The Difference