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Careers Information and Research


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LIVE Career Broadcasts for Students

Define Your Career

SEMLEP together with Speakers for Schools is hosting three broadcasts to help year 10 to year 13 students, parents and carers understand more information about what careers opportunities there are in the area and what employers look for when recruiting.

The three fully funded live broadcasts below will comprise a short presentation and then open up to a Q&A session with a panel of experts from businesses and organisations hosted by Speakers for Schools.





Where are the opportunities?

5 PM - 6 PM, 24 November 2020

Not sure about what career you want? To help you decide, find out about the opportunities local to you. From fashion design to automotive manufacturing, learn about the industries that thrive in the South East Midlands.

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What are employers looking for?

5 PM - 6 PM, 25 November 2020

What are employability skills? Join this webinar to find out what skills employers are looking for, as well as the importance of a good CV and demonstrating skills at an interview.

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Pathways to careers

5 PM - 6 PM, 26 November 2020

How do you get the career you want? University? Apprenticeship? Join this broadcast to find out about the different pathways into employment and learn about the new Plan for Work opportunities. 

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Questions can be submitted during the broadcast or in advance to stating a name and school/college.


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The Future of Work: What does it hold for your students?

We have brought together the latest research to identify the key trends that will influence the world of work over the next 10 years. If you want to help your students prepare for the world of work based on the latest evidence, check out Future of Work 2030-2030 report - start with the summary below or go straight to the article.

What did we find?

3 big challenges will shape the future of work over the next 10 years:

  • Covid-19
  • Automation
  • Environmental emergency

3 skillsets will be in high demand in 2030:

Technology skills will rise by 55%. This includes:

  • IT and programming skills - demand could rise by up to 90%
  • Advanced data analysis and mathematics
  • Engineering and maintenance
Social and emotional skills will rise by 22%. This includes:
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Initiative taking

Cognitive skills will rise by 14%. This includes:

  • Creativity
  • Critical thinking
  • Decision making

What do young people care about?

Based on a survey of Millennials and Gen Z-ers, young people:

  • Value homeworking and want it to continue after the pandemic.
  • Are motivated by a desire to do social good.
  • See tackling climate and ecological breakdown as a key priority.
The complete article is packed full of videos 📹 example jobs 📝 and facts & figures 📈
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To help our students make the best decisions they can about their choice of course, whether at GCSE, A Level or Undergraduate level, they can access information from a variety of websites.

The National Careers Service allows students to search job profiles for over 750 jobs.  Students can find out the entry requirements for each job, starting salary data, further career opportunities and training as well as the knowledge, skills and personal qualities required for each job. 

The school will provide information about the local labour market so that students are aware of industries available in Corby and Northamptonshire and where there is potential for growth (new industries).  Students can use this information to help make informed choices, by selecting those courses that will offer them the chance to gain the necessary skills and qualifications as they aspire to reach their chosen job.

We have designed a range of posters for students to use in investigating the opportunities available in the local area and the courses they can follow. 

The WOW Show has launched careers guides for opportunities within the NHS. They aim to give an insight and a real encounter of what it means to have a career in the NHS and to make a difference to people's lives. offers students more ideas about future jobs within their career path.  Students can take a quiz (Buzz Quiz – this takes about 5 minutes to work through) to find jobs that might suit their personality and choices.  They can also watch videos of people already working in these jobs to acquire more knowledge and understanding about what opportunities are available. is a free online resource bank of film, news and information on a range of careers.  The film clips show real people doing real jobs, providing a clear insight into careers in all sectors. is another website designed to allow students to consider their own personality, strengths and weaknesses and then access a wealth of information on a wide range of job choices. offers an interactive tool enables users to explore demand for particular mid-skill roles and the potential salary benefits and likely levels of competition for these positions. The findings can be shown at UK-wide, national and regional levels, and within selected local enterprise partnership areas. This website allows students to compare different jobs side-by-side.  They can see the hours worked, expected pay and the skills required, providing them with realistic information on which to base their subject / job choices.

Students should take full advantage of all the information available to them, explore each career pathway and investigate the jobs they could potentially have in the future.  We will encourage each student to aspire to a high level of education, training and career.