For National Careers Week, our Learning Resource and Content Manager Thomas Shirt highlights the online resources we have available to engage young people and help set them on the path to success.

I wanted to start this blog by taking the opportunity to thank every educator we have had the pleasure of working with and supporting over the last 12 months. We know this is a difficult time for everyone and engaging young people to give high quality careers advice is harder than ever.

To help with this, we are proud to continue making sure our careers advocacy programme provides high quality learning resources featuring inspiring young role models.

If you haven’t explored our library of online resources already, National Careers week is the perfect time to do so. We have an extensive range available to young people and educators alike including:

Our Careers Advice Toolkit, which is our comprehensive guide to supporting young people with employability skills and careers information from preparing for interviews to building resilience. I’m very pleased to announce that this week we are launching a brand-new toolkit module in partnership with the Gatsby foundation. The module will focus on breaking down Higher Technical Education and giving more information on the various pathways that are available.

Our career profile pages cover over 40 different career routes across multiple sectors – there’s everything from Lab Technician to Landscape Gardener. Each page provides valuable information including the skills needed to succeed, career opportunities available and expected salary.

• You can learn about different careers from our inspiring role models who share how our development programmes have helped set them on the path to career success.

• Why not take the time to try out a new skill? Our demonstration videos feature our career role models teaching you how to master a key skill in their industry.

• Learn more about technical career routes from the UK’s leading employers such as Royal Navy and the NHS, apprentices and career role models by signing up for our upcoming Spotlight Talks event on 24-25 March. The online event will help inspire young people of all backgrounds to consider vocational routes, highlighting the opportunities and career pathways available. All the sessions from our last event are also available to rewatch on our website.

We hope you find these resources helpful this National Careers Week. As the country begins to open up, we will start to adopt a blended approach to supporting young people, with in person and online activities. If you would like one of our career role models to engage your students directly, please get in touch with my team.

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