National Careers Week

Careers Education Resources

Gain insight from some of the UK's leading businesses, helping your students discover new career paths.

National Careers Week 2021

Navigating the world of work is a daunting challenge for most young people. Currently, students face an uncertain labour market when they leave school. On top of this, they have missed out on work experience opportunities and one-to-one careers guidance. It is crucial now more than ever that they receive extra help and resources for their post-school success.

National Careers Week is a great way to empower young people and spread positive change through careers education. To celebrate, we’re sharing our virtual careers talks and fact sheets for you and your students.

These talks are recorded by volunteers from the UK’s leading businesses. They share insights about their company, their roles and their own career paths. See some of our highlights below and make sure you download the accompanying fact sheet.

Videos

Anastasia Mikulaninec: Global Search Engine Optimisation at Burberry

Hi, I’m Anastasia and I work in Global Search Engine Optimisation (which is SEO) at Burberry. I’m going to tell you a bit about my role, what it’s like to work at Burberry, and how I got here.

In Burberry, we believe that creativity opens spaces. Our purpose is an enduring shared belief in the power of creativity to open new possibilities for ourselves, our customers, and our communities. It is grounded in the words of our founded and represents everything that we  stand for and strive towards.

Read more about Anastasia's role in her fact sheet.

Sneha Kadaba, Head of Creative at Drax

Hi, I’m Sneha and I work as the Head of Creative at Drax. Drax is a British energy company that operates in three core areas: power generation, biomass production and business energy supply. We’re based in multiple locations across the UK and have offices and pellet plants in the US!

My role sits within the marketing team. I’m responsible for running the creative studio, and my team consists of graphic designers and copywriters. We work with colleagues across Drax and create all kinds of exciting things – including brochures, adverts, posters, videos and more. 
 
Read more about Sneha's role in her fact sheet.

Yuan Potts: TV Producer at Bloomberg

Hi, I'm Yuan and I work as a TV Producer at Bloomberg Television, the leading provider of financial news. The news channel broadcasts 24 hours per day all around the world. Between 6am and 12pm, the channel is broadcasted from the European headquarters in central London. There are around 4,000 people who work in the London office.

Read more about Yuan's role in his fact sheet

Holly Davies: Manufacturing Engineer at Rolls Royce

Hi, I’m Holly and I work as a Manufacturing Engineer at Rolls-Royce. Rolls-Royce makes systems that produce power, such as engines for planes, trains and nuclear submarines. It is based in Derby but has sites all over the world with over 50,000 employees worldwide. 
 
Read more about Holly's role in her fact sheet.

Watch more virtual talks

Need more inspiration?

To access our full range of career talks and fact sheets, email our student enrichment team at studentenrichment@teachfirst.org.uk.

Take part in our Work Experience programme

Our Work Experience programme connects pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds to lifechanging opportunities. Career paths that seem distant are now a reality as pupils will get the chance to experience the world of work.

Due to COVID-19, we’re working with the UK’s leading companies so we can continue to offer valuable work experience placements to pupils nationwide. Companies will give pupils the chance to experience their industry and give an insight into the digital workplace.

With opportunities throughout the school year, learn more about our work experience placements and unlock your student’s potential. For any questions and to join our mailing list, get in touch via workexperience@teachfirst.org.uk.

Teacher handing out worksheets to students

Further support with Careers Education

For further support in boosting your school’s careers education, download our free post-school success toolkit. Designed for teachers, our toolkit will help you understand what requirements are needed to support your students and help them reach their potential – in school, in work, and in life.

Download our toolkit

Careers Leaders programme

Now more than ever, it’s important that young people can make fully informed decisions and assess the opportunities available once they have left school. Careers leaders make a huge difference in supporting their student’s future in the current crisis, and beyond.

We understand that a personalised approach is needed when it comes to your school’s careers education. By joining our fully-funded Careers Leader programme, we support your nominated careers leader to help your school:

  • create a careers strategy with a whole-school impact
  • build evidence towards the Quality in Careers Award
  • progress towards all eight Gatsby Benchmarks
  • grow your network with other schools and businesses   
Teacher and pupils at Beaumont Leys school

If you have any questions about the application process, get in contact via careersleaders@teachfirst.org.uk and a member of our team will be in touch.

Boost careers education across your school

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