Understand how GCSE/post 16 choices can affect future career options (KS3); Develop understanding of how subject choices link to future careers (KS4); Understand the wider employability and transferrable skills available through the university experience.
Link higher education to future employment, explaining how different pathways can lead on to graduate-level jobs.
Key Stage 3
Find Your Pathway: Courses and Careers workshop
An interactive session about how different subjects can lead on to different careers, and explaining how university study can help you meet your career goals.
- Understand the way that post-16 and post-18 choices link to future employment opportunities
- Learn about transferable skills and the wider university experience
- Understand why choosing to study at degree level can enhance future employment
Inspiring Futures in partnership with Business in the Community
Experience interactive activities from a variety of our university partners, colleges and local employers, designed to demonstrate a variety of careers young people may not know about.
- Experience interactive activities linked to specific jobs and careers
- Meet a variety of universities, colleges, and local employers
Key Stage 4
The HiHo+ Guide to Apprenticeships
This session covers everything learners need to know about the Apprenticeship route: Higher and Degree Apprenticeships, potential progression routes, and the pros and cons of an apprenticeship vs. a traditional degree.
- Understand the different levels of Apprenticeship available
- Understand the benefits and limitations of a Higher or Degree Apprenticeship vs. a traditional degree
- Understand the application process.
Creative Industries day with employers
This day-long event features workshops from a number of employers from the creative industries to demonstrate the breadth of job opportunities available to learners interested in the arts and humanities.
- Network with creative industries employers
- Understand how arts and humanities subjects can lead on to different types of career
- Understand the transferable skills studying arts and humanities degrees gives and how this can benefit future careers
Key Stage 5
Fast Trackers engineering project in partnership with Network Rail and Mott Macdonald
Fast Trackers gives young people studying engineering or construction subjects the chance to complete a project set by Network Rail’s graduate engineers. The project also involves employer visits, university visits, and the chance to pitch their project to Network Rail and Mott Macdonald, with prizes for the best teams. Participation in the project also gives young people Industrial Cadet accreditation.
- Work on a real-life project with Network Rail and Mott Macdonald graduate engineers
- Understand the skills required for a career in the engineering and construction industries
- Understand how post-16 and post-18 study can lead on to different types
What is Employability? workshop
A session about the skills young people will need throughout their careers, how universities can boost employability, and interview skills and techniques.
- Learn about transferable skills and how these can help in a variety of careers
- Learn about the university experience and how it can help in future careers
- Practice interview skills and techniques
What other schools have said
Absolutely fantastic and very engaging activities. Students really has their eyes opened and are more motivated to think more broadly.Kay Knight, Head of Careers, Excel Academy