Leeds Seminars and Talks 2018

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10:10am-10:40am Apprenticeships – a route to a great career – click here for presentation slides

Apprenticeships are a great way to progress in work and life and a great way for employers to improve the skills base of their businesses.  They work for people of all ages and backgrounds and can transform lives. The National Apprenticeship Service (NAS) are rolling out many more Higher and Degree Apprenticeships, combining a high quality qualification with an apprenticeship.  Higher and Degree Apprenticeships are widening access to the professions and providing higher level technical skills employers need to improve productivity and giving young people an equally valid career route as going to university. This talk will highlight the opportunities that apprenticeships provide as a route to skilled employment for people of all ages and genders.

Organisation: National Apprenticeship Service

11:00am-11:30am Health sector careers: what’s new? – click here for presentation slides

Nursing degree apprenticeships? Nursing associates? Medical associate professions? As the NHS celebrates 70 years in 2018, what’s new in terms of roles and trends in the health sector? What resources are available from Health Careers to support career thinking? Come along to find out more – you might be surprised!

Speaker: Alan Simmons, Careers Specialist
Organisations: Health Careers (Health Education England)

11:50am-12:20pm ‘Good career guidance’: lessons from the Gatsby benchmarks pilot – click here for presentation slides

This session will explore ‘what good looks like’ in relation to careers guidance, drawing on evidence and outcomes from the national pilot, which tested the implementation of the Gatsby Foundation’s eight Benchmarks of good careers guidance in 16 schools and colleges in the North East. The session will go on to explore a variety of models and different approaches to integrating careers guidance in schools and colleges, and why this is important to outcomes.

Speaker: Ryan Gibson, National Facilitator: Career Benchmarks
Organisation: North East Local Enterprise Partnership

12:40pm-1:10pm The benefits of achieving the Quality in Careers Standard – click here for presentation slides

The Quality in Careers Standard is the national, externally-assessed award for careers education, information, advice and guidance. This seminar will explore the benefits for the institution, for careers professionals, and above all for learners in the light of government guidance.

Speaker: Michele Squire, Careers Education Strategic Manager
Organisation: Prospects

1:30pm – 2:00pm The future skills that employers are looking for – thank you to Leeds City Region for standing in due to the snow. Their presentation can be viewed here.

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.

Keynote Speaker: Jean Heeley and Nico Byron, Head of Crews & Engagement and Senior Resourcing Manager

2:15pm – 2:45pm Surviving the monitoring on behalf of your clients

Having just been through an Ofsted inspection, a Matrix reaccreditation plus completing the Level 6 in Career Guidance and Development and now working towards the Quality in Careers Standard, Kate Molloy provides some thoughts on how to use these processes for the benefit of your clients and how not to get bogged down in the sense of being ‘monitored’ and checked.

Speaker: Kate Molloy, Admissions, Careers and Employability Team Leader
Organisation: Craven College, Skipton

Industry Insight Talks:

10:30am-10:45am Using online assessments in career guidance – click here for presentation slides

This seminar will explore the benefits and potential pitfalls using online assessments with young people and adults, with particular reference to Morrisby Online.

Speaker: Katherine Skinner, Careers Advisor
Organisation: The Morrisby Organisation

11:00am-11:15am Inside out – prison exchange scheme – click here for presentation slides

Discover how Teesside University’s BSc (Hons) Criminology and Sociology students enhance their studies through an innovative module involving collaboration with prison inmates. The module, Inside Out, is based on an American model. It allows students and prisoners to gain from one another’s views and experiences. This is a great example of how Teesside University’s courses provide students with valuable employability skills to prepare them for the working world.

Speakers: Annabelle James, Head of Department (Criminology, Law and Policing), Victoria Bell, Senior Lecturer in Criminology and Sociology & Laura Goldsack, Principal Lecturer (Partnerships and Placements)
Teesside University

11:30am-11:45am What could the space sector offer your students? (and it’s not about human spaceflight) – click here for presentation slides

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

12:00pm-12:15pm Apprenticeship insights 2017-2018 – click here for presentation slides

RateMyApprenticeship will share their knowledge and experience of the school and college leaver market, as well as insights from the 11,000 peer to peer reviews featured on RateMyApprenticeship.co.uk.

Speaker: Hannah Lydford, Marketing Coordinator

12:30pm-12:45pm Creative careers – click here for presentation slides

Many are unaware of the choices available to them and the paths that can lead to a diverse, rewarding and fulfilling future in a creative careerWe want to join careers advisors to inspire a new generation and see students fulfil their potential and reaching their goals.

Speaker: Molly Raymer, Outreach Officer
Organisation: University for the Creative Arts

1:00pm-1:15pm How to get a degree for free 

Times have changed. No longer is the sure-fire way to a high flying career leaving school to go to university and finding the pot of gold. There are now multiple routes for those who wish to gain a degree, but don’t see themselves in classrooms for another 3+ years, or who want to avoid the debt trap and earn while learning. We take you through the options their pros and the cons.

Speaker: Emma Finamore, Senior Editor
Organisation: AllAboutSchoolLeavers

1:30pm-1:45pm Why resilience is vital – click here for presentation slides

Statistics about young people show a rise in alcohol and substance misuse, unemployment, mental health, poverty and family breakdown. Tackling these issues head-on benefits young people, their families and wider society. Find out how ‘I am Resilient’ Project from Prospects is nurturing resilience to help young people engage in education, employment and training.

Speaker: Ashlee Carlile, Resilience Programme Manager
Organisation: I am Resilient Project

2:00pm-2:15pm 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 for school leavers and beyond and challenge some of the perceived stereotypes about what working in property offers.

Speaker: Pamela Duke, Diversity Programme Manager
Organisation: Property Needs You

2:30pm-2:45pm A career in law

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.

Speaker: Steph Duodu, Student Recruitment Manager
Organisation: The University of Law