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World of Work

Construction

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Key Stage:

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Curtins are an award winning consultancy working within the built environment sector, specialising in Structural and Civil Engineering but also providing services in Transport Planning, Geotechnical Enineering and Conservation and Heritage.

Curtins can offer virtual careers talks looking at different aspects of the built environment including the job roles of Structural Engineer, Civil Engineer, Transport Planner, Geotechnical Engineer & Technician. We can also tailor the talks to look at different progression routes for students interested in learning about Apprenticeships/University. Followed by an interactive Q&A session.

Can be adapted to all age groups

Location: Online

Student capacity: No limit for online presentation

Duration: 30 mins -  1 hour

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BDP

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KS3
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BDP is a major international practice of architects, designers, engineers and urbanists. They create outstanding places for people and are passionate about the role of design to improve everyday life.
 
Want to introduce your students to the exciting world of building design? Get inspired?
Want to hear about architecture or any of our many professions (urban, graphic, lighting, landscape and interior design; civil & structural and building services engineering; acoustics; sustainability; town and urban planning)?
We’d be happy to help.  
 
BPD can offer a range of opportunities including:
Talks and Q&A’s about our professions (architects, landscape architect, engineers etc.) 
Experts can support classes debating/analysing relevant design topics
Technical discussions with teachers around topics such as concept map drawing, architecture, engineering and sustainability to help inform subject learning

Suitable for Y7-11

Location: Online

Student capacity: No limit for online presentation

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Key Stage:

KS3
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Categories:

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English
Geography
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PSHE
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Lendlease is a multinational construction, property and infrastructure company

Virtual Workshops/Masterclasses: sessions delivered from subject matter experts in the form of Lendlease staff. In the past these have covered many different topics including: careers in construction, city planning, sustainability, construction management, health & safety and marketing to name a few – these are often needs led and sessions can cover more employability skills as well if needed

Virtual Mock interviews: delivered by Lendlease volunteers via video call to provide interview advice and technique 

Workshops suitable for KS3/4

Work Experience suitable for KS4

Location: Online

Duration: Activity dependant

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Mace

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KS3
KS4

Categories:

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English
Geography
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PSHE
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Mace is an international consultancy and construction company headquartered in London. They are able to offer workshops and talks to highlight the wide range of roles across the construction industry and to help students build key skills.

Current Mace online careers workshops include:

Virtual work experience: 5 sessions, 1 hour each – introducing a variety of construction roles and giving students the chance to try a task for each job role (project manager, design manager, construction manager, commercial manager plus interview skills session).

Introduction to construction careers 

Interview skills session

Innovation in construction covering use of drones, 4D technology, virtual reality and advanced material science 

Suitable for: Y9-11

Location: Online

Duration: Workshops 45 mins, work experience 5 sessions, 1 hour each

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Creative

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Key Stage:

KS4

 

Categories:

Art
Design
PSHE
Science

 

Fashion Enter is a not for profit, social enterprise, which strives to be a center of excellence for sampling, grading, production and for learning and development of skills within the fashion and textiles industry.

Virtual tours of the Factory are available for students at all levels. Fashion Enter will provide an overview of the industry, who they are and how they became an ethical factory manufacturing up to 15,000 units a week, for clients including ASOS. They show students every stage of the garment production process so they can understand what it really takes to create a garment. 

Suitable for year 9 and above

Location: Online

Duration: One hour

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The Sound and Music Institutel Online Panel event: From education to the audio industry
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Key Stage:

KS4

 

Categories:

Art
Design
PSHE
Science

 

This panel discussion will be taking place on Thursday 10 June at 6:30pm.

The panel will be made up of six dBs graduates who will be sharing their experiences of progressing from education into the audio industry and showcasing the diversity in the opportunities that are available.

This is a free event and people can register for a space using this link, where they will also find more information about the host and panelists:

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Health and Social Care

London's Air Ambulance Charity - Secondary School Session / STEM workshop

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Key Stage:

KS3
KS4

 

Categories:

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London’s Air Ambulance Charity brings the hospital to the roadside, delivering urgent medical care when time is critical. We’re here for every one of the 10 million people in London, every second of every day.

We have produced learning resources linked to the Key Stage 3 curriculum which can be downloaded free from our website and used in the classroom.

Download KS3 resources

We can offer an online talk or Q&A session about the Air Ambulance service and the various roles in our team (pilot, doctor, paramedic, fire crew as well as our charity team).

Location: online (Zoom/Teams etc.) 

Duration: timings can be tailored to suit your school day, presentation usually lasts between 15-30 minutes, can be up to

60 minutes with Q&A 

Student capacity: no limit for online presentation

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Legal, Financial and Professional Services

Discover 2 Dream - Online Q&A sessions

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Key Stage:

KS3
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Categories:

 

Art
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Discover2Dream aims to put students in touch with diverse female role models from a variety of backgrounds and professions as varied as Law, Fintech, Drama and Music. 

We offer online Q&A sessions with a young female professional. These are very informal – the speaker will introduce themselves and speak about their career path and students then have the opportunity to ask any questions. 

We would prefer to engage with smaller groups to encourage greater participation from the young people involved.

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Employability and Apprenticeships

Amazing Apprenticeships

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Key Stage:

KS3
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Categories:

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ASK provides free apprenticeship support to schools and colleges, through a wide range of in-person and online activities. Some of the offers include:

  • Apprenticeship awareness presentations/assemblies
  • Registration and application workshops
  • Interactive online workshops
  • Mock assessment centre workshops
  • 1:1 and small group workshops (Yrs 11 & 13 only)
  • Meet apprentices from the ambassador network
  • Free classroom resources
  • Careers fair attendance 
  • Parents events
  • Teacher CPD sessions

Suitable for Years 10 - 13

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Ada college - Digital Skills Workshop 

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Key Stage:

KS3
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Categories:

Art
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English
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Suitable for Y9 - 11 coding beginners or as revision for Y10 Computer Science/ICT students. 

This session begins with a brief exploration of possible tech careers and the different ways to get into them, aimed at engaging young people with considering this opportunity.

Students will then have a taste of coding, using our free online platform to see if this could be a subject of interest.

Suitable for Year 9 - 11

Location: Online 

Duration: 1 hour

Student capacity: 30 if ICT facilities available, 20 if not

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Ada college - Careers in Tech talks

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Key Stage:

KS3
KS4

 

Categories:

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English
Geography
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Ada will deliver talks exploring tech careers and the multitude of different ways to get into them, as well as highlighting different free resources that are available for students to improve their digital skills. Content covered includes:

  • The digital skills gap/opportunities in the technology sector
  • Working in tech - potential careers, day-to-day life in the sector, impact of COVID
  • Routes into the tech industry, including degree apprenticeships

Suitable for Year 11

Location: Online

Duration: 15 - 20 minutes

Student capacity: Whole year group

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Ada college - Apprenticeship Application Workshop

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Key Stage:

KS3
KS4

 

Categories:

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Two one-hour workshops designed for students who are considering applying for a degree apprenticeship after finishing year 13. The workshops are based on insights into the recruitment process from industry partners who run degree apprenticeship programmes with the College. Content covered includes:

  • Should I do a degree apprenticeship?
  • Finding a vacancy
  • Completing your application
  • Screening interviews (including tips on video/telephone interviews)
  • Assessment centres - interviews and tasks

Suitable for Year 12-13 

Location: Online

Duration: Available as a 15-20 minute assembly or a 1 hour workshop.

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Ada college - Introduction to Degree Apprenticeships

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Key Stage:

KS3
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Categories:

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English
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Ada College is offering an introduction to degree apprenticeships to both year 12 & 13 students and school staff who want to find out more about this topic. Content covered includes:

  • What are degree apprenticeships?
  • Why study a degree apprenticeship?
  • How to apply for degree apprenticeships
  • Degree apprenticeships at Ada 

Suitable for Year 12-13 & staff members

Location: Online

Duration: Available as a 15-20 minute assembly or a 1 hour workshop.

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London Career's Festival

London Career's Festival, 28 June - 2 July 2021

Key Stage:

 

KS3
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Categories:

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English
Geography
History
Maths
MFL
Music
PE
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The virtual London Careers Festival will be hosted by the City of London Corporation between the 28 June – 2 July 2021 for primary, secondary and post 16 pupils. The event is designed to connect students with the world of work and skill building opportunities, so not only are they introduced to the diverse array of opportunities offered across Greater London and beyond, but to fuel their imaginations and help inform and shape their futures.

The festival will look to offer webinars, workshops and easily accessible resources to support pupils to explore a wide range of skills and career related opportunities as well as help schools to meet their Gatsby benchmarks. In this year’s festival, you can find skills and careers events with Natwest, PwC, Bloomberg, Evening Standard, Role Models and many others exploring careers in Tech, STEM, Art, Media, Business, Law, etc. 

More information on these events and information on how to book tickets can be found on the LCF website. Please note that it is important to make sure that schools only book tickets for pupils who will definitely attend to make sure that they reach young people who would really benefit from them.  Visit www.londoncareersfestival.org.uk now for further information and for any queries please email lcf@cityoflondon.gov.uk 


Public Services

Royal Air Force - Virtual offer

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Key Stage:

KS3
KS4

 

Categories:

Citizenship
Computing
Design
English
History
Maths
MFL
PSHE
Science

 

RAF are currently offering Q&A sessions, panel member and career advice sessions to on-site school students via Zoom (video and audio) or Teams (audio only). 

We are focused on engaging with students to raise awareness of the career opportunities within the RAF, as well as the benefits and lifestyle it as to offer. We are also very keen to demonstrate the importance of STEM-related careers within the RAF and do this by delivering STEM presentations and careers awareness presentations and practical workshops (resource permitting). STEM workshops are currently on hold due to the pandemic but we hope to resume these soon. 

Suitable for Years 8-13

Capacity: As required via Zoom

Duration: 30 mins but can be shorter

Location: remote at present

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London Fire Brigade - Employability workshop

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Key Stage:

KS3
KS4

 

Categories:

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English
Geography
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Maths
MFL
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PE
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This interactive workshop gives valuable tools and insights for any career, not just the fire service.

Activities include a teamwork exercise. Students will be able to contribute using the chat function in Zoom

The aim of the workshops is to:

  • Increase confidence and self-belief
  • Raise awareness and break stereotypes regarding the fire fighter and other professional roles
  • Enhance interview skills and recruitment process knowledge for the employment market
  • Raise aspirations and motivate young people into education, employment or training
  • Enhance communication skills

Suitable for Years 9-11

Location: Zoom

Duration: 1 hour

Student capacity: 30

A teacher will be required to facilitate parts of the interactive session.

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Sport and Leisure

Arsenal in the Community – Skills, Enterprise and Careers Education programmes

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Key Stage:

 

KS3
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Categories:

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Arsenal in the Community is dedicated to improving the lives of our local community through the delivery of various programmes across sports, education, health and social inclusion.  These programmes embrace a wide variety of community involvement and they are delivered and received with the same energy and commitment today as when they started 35 years ago.

Programmes can be delivered at a school or virtually.

  1. Year 7 Skills Programme – Eight sessions led by Arsenal in the Community staff in a school setting. Sessions focus on Teamwork, Communication and Healthy Living. 
  2. Year 8 & 9 Enterprise programme – Eight to ten workshops led by Arsenal in the Community staff. Sessions focus on jobs in football, product design, marketing, communications & finance. 
  3. Year 10 & 11 Careers Education Programme – Eight to ten sessions led by Arsenal in the Community staff. Sessions focus on interview preparation, CV writing & employment rights. 

Suitable for Y7-11

Location: In school or virtual

Student capacity: Up to 30 per class

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Arsenal in the Community - Virtual offer

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Key Stage:

KS3
KS4

 

Categories:

Art
Citizenship
Computing
Design
English
Geography
History
Maths
MFL
Music
PE
PSHE
Science

 

Arsenal in the Community are offering careers support virtually to secondary schools. This offer includes:

  • Careers related assemblies
  • Q&A talks with staff 
  • Careers and enterprise challenges 

Suitable for: Y7-11 

Location: Virtual

Student capacity: Up to 30 per class

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Arsenal Community Conversations: Careers Q&As for schools

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Key Stage:

 

KS3
KS4

Categories:

Art
Citizenship
Computing
Design
English
Geography
History
Maths
MFL
Music
PE
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Science

Arsenal in the Community invite you and your school to join exclusive online Q&A sessions with Arsenal staff from across the football club. 

All conversations will take place across March on the dates below:

  • 5 March 2-3pm: Information Technology
  • 9 March 2-3pm: Retail and Stadium Tours
  • 11 March 10-11am: Legal
  • 16 March 2-3pm: Accessibility
  • 18 March 10-11am: Partner Services
  • 23 March 2-3pm: E-Commerce
  • 25 March 10-11am: Media and Communications

To find out more or book spaces please contact Jack Ferguson at jferguson@arsenal.co.uk or telephone 07894 808 254


STEM


Technology and Digital

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Key Stage:

KS3
KS4

Categories:

Art
Citizenship
Computing
Design
English
Geography
Maths
PSHE
Science

 

Lendlease is a multinational construction, property and infrastructure company

Virtual Workshops/Masterclasses: sessions delivered from subject matter experts in the form of Lendlease staff. In the past these have covered many different topics including: careers in construction, city planning, sustainability, construction management, health & safety and marketing to name a few – these are often needs led and sessions can cover more employability skills as well if needed

Virtual Mock interviews: delivered by Lendlease volunteers via video call to provide interview advice and technique 

Workshops suitable for KS3/4

Work Experience suitble for KS4

Location: Online

Duration: Activity dependant

Complete our form