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Preparing for your future, whatever that might be... These five mini careers lessons will help you to think about your future, discover potential careers and prepare for the journey ahead!

Each activity is self-guided, has a different theme and has been written with a particular age group in mind, so make you sure you check that out before getting started. Lessons will go live early in the morning on the date shown and continue to be available throughout National Careers Week, 1st-6th March.

1 March Lesson 1: Your Career Goals 

All Years

Understanding our goals (the things we want to achieve) helps us to make plans, be more effective and make sense of all the information and advice we’re given on a daily basis. How well do you know your goals?

2 March Lesson 2: Let’s Play a Game 

All Years

At some point, we all watch films, TV or play video games. The people who create and produce these ‘products’ have one key thing in common… creativity. Creative people are in high demand - so, how creative are you?

3 March Lesson 3: What’s Your Edge? 

Y10-Y13

How do you stand out from the crowd? We all have interests, skills or strengths that we can work on or show off to set ourselves apart from everyone else. How do you find out what these are and how can you start to develop them?

4 March Lesson 4: Find & Win Your Dream Job 

Y10-Y13

When it comes to getting the job you want, qualifications and experiences are only worth something if you get the chance to show them off! The truth is, the first step to getting your dream job starts with a bit of hard work and a lot of research!

5 March Lesson 5: Ace Your Interview 

Y11-Y13

Competency-based interview questions can be hard to answer but important to get right! They require you to provide real life examples, which can be particularly difficult for school and college leavers. What techniques can you use to help?

 

Careerpilot

National Careers Week NHS Careers Activity  

Do you know what a nurse does and how to get into the job? Do you know what an orthoptist does or a prosthetist? Just some of the 100s of jobs in the NHS. 

Do the Careerpilot National Career Week Activity here (30 mins): Explore NHS jobs, check out the skills you have that could match. Do a survey and you could win and Amazon Voucher (for 3 lucky winners this week). You can also find the Powerpoint here

The NHS is in the news every day at the moment, they have been doing an amazing job throughout the pandemic – especially with the roll out of the vaccine!

Do this activity and explore some of the 100s of NHS jobs in details, find out what skills you have and how they compare to different NHS jobs.

Finish off by completing our Careerpilot survey and you could be one of three lucky winners to get an Amazon voucher.

Year 7 Lesson 

Watch the following  video that shows you how to use Careerpilot to find out more about jobs and careers.

https://careerpilot.org.uk/information/help-and-support/online-tutorials-for-every-year-group/y7-online-lesson

Year 8 Lesson
 

Watch the video that shows you how to use Careerpilot to learn more about your skills and how these can be used to find a job / career that would suit you.

https://careerpilot.org.uk/information/help-and-support/online-tutorials-for-every-year-group/y8-online-lesson

Year 9 Lesson 

Watch the video that shows you how to use Careerpilot to learn more about your skills and how these can be used to find a job / career that would suit you.

https://careerpilot.org.uk/information/help-and-support/online-tutorials-for-every-year-group/y9-online-lesson

Year 10 Lesson 

Watch the following online lesson that describes how you can use the Careerpilot website to find out more about your post 16 options. You can find out how to research different jobs and careers, as well as find out more about your skills and courses available.

https://careerpilot.org.uk/information/help-and-support/online-tutorials-for-every-year-group/y10-online-lesson

Year 11 Lessons 

1. Year 11 - Online session Y11 intending to study a vocational course in Y12

Watch the video that shows you how to use Careerpilot to learn more about your skills and how these can be used to find a job / career that would suit you.

https://careerpilot.org.uk/information/help-and-support/online-tutorials-for-every-year-group/year-11-online-session-y11-intending-to-study-a-vocational-course-in-y12

2.Year 11 - Online Session Y11 intending to study A levels

Watch the video that shows you how to use Careerpilot to learn more about your skills and how these can be used to find a job / career that would suit you.

https://careerpilot.org.uk/information/help-and-support/online-tutorials-for-every-year-group/year-11-online-session-y11-intending-to-study-a-levels

Year 12 & 13 Lesson
 

Watch the following online lesson that describes how you can use the Careerpilot website to find out more about your post 18 options. You can find out how to research different jobs and careers, as well as find out more about your skills and courses available. You can also find out more about applying to university or apprenticeships.

https://careerpilot.org.uk/information/help-and-support/online-tutorials-for-every-year-group/y12-online-lesson

 

GSK STEM student zone

Explore GSK's interactive games and quizzes, discover roles in STEM by reading case studies, get hands-on experience and much more.

 

National Careers week FUTUREGOALS

Live Brief is a project aimed at young people that gives them the opportunity to take part in a one of a kind ‘Virtual Work Experience Journey’. We’ve produced an engaging series of videos, animations and challenges designed to replace the usual, and currently unavailable, face-to-face work experience offer.

Students have the opportunity to take part in challenges linked to different sectors – Construction, Manufacturing & Engineering, Digital and Health Tech. The challenges aim to make students aware of the key skills needed for each sector, the desired qualifications and also to showcase some of the lesser known career opportunities available.

Live Brief: Construction 

In this first Live Brief, students’ knowledge, skills and focus will be tested through a fictional new housing development project. This first challenge booklet is broken down into three separate tasks that focus on skills from the three core curriculum areas: maths, English and science.

Each challenge also includes a ‘Career focus’ page that looks in detail at the job role students are about to take on. This information includes role specifics, key skills and job requirements.

Live Brief: Manufacturing & Engineering 

The aim of this challenge is to showcase the range of career opportunities within the Manufacturing and Engineering sector. The challenges also aim to make students aware of the key skills needed within the sector, as well as the qualifications required.

These key skills and careers are highlighted through a fictional project based around the development and launch of ‘Project Z’ – a new product designed for the Health and Social sector.

Each challenge also includes a ‘Career focus’ page that looks in detail at the job role students are about to take on. This information includes role specifics, key skills and job requirements.

 

Quizzes

National Careers Service Skills Assesment and Careers tool

Discover your skills and careers (DYSAC) is a tool to help you identify your:

  • interests
  • motivations
  • preferences

Understanding yourself can help you work out what careers you may enjoy working in. You can use this information to explore careers that interest you in more detail.

 

Prospects Career Planner

Career Planner matches your skills, motivations and desires to a career that's perfect for you. To get even more from your results, take them to your career adviser.

 

Careerpilot Job Sector Quiz

Answer 4 simple questions to find out what job sectors may suit you

 

icould Buzz Quiz

In just a few minutes, this fun quiz can help you:

  • Discover your strengths and what makes you tick

  • Understand how others may see you

  • Explore subject choices and jobs that could suit you

 

NHS: find your health career

There are more than 350 different careers in the NHS. Many work with patients while others work behind the scenes. What they all have in common is that they make a difference to people's lives.

To find the NHS careers that best suit you, all you need to do is answer some simple questions. 

Or 

 

Park High School

Thistlecroft Gardens, Stanmore,
Middlesex, HA7 1PL

Headteacher:Mrs Colette O'Dwyer

Email:info@parkhighstanmore.org.uk

Phone:020 8952 2803

Map of Park High School Location
  • SSAT Leading Edge
  •  Variety of teaching approaches
  • Teacher Development Trust
  • Arts Council
  • The Quality in Careers Standard
  • Healthy School
  • Stonewall
  • CSW
  • Ofsted
  • 4Stars SchoolGuide.co.uk