Founders4Schools have LOTS on this term. From a free Careers Jam to Earth Day & Maths Awareness Day celebrations. Read on for all the details.
VIRTUAL CAREERS JAM, 8th JUNE 2021, 10am-4pm
The event will be delivered via an engaging platform offering opportunities for students to visit interactive booths and speak with leading employers. They can also join an exciting agenda of panel discussions and workshops with inspiring role models sharing industry insights, employability skills, pathways and opportunities for those entering the world of work or seeking new opportunities. Registrations will open soon.
In celebration of International Earth Day on 22 April, Founders4Schools bring you an exciting selection of free & online sessions about green careers and sustainability. Students will gain insight into careers which help to restore our planet and will hear from inspiring role models who have impressive and unique careers, which all contribute to protecting and preserving our environment and positively impacting our futures. Sessions are designed for secondary aged pupils and above.
29 April - Students will gain insight into careers which use the M in STEM. A huge range of careers use maths - sometimes in unexpected ways! This event is designed to be eye opening and thought provoking, encouraging students to excel in maths and understand the importance of maths in all worlds of work and sectors. Sessions are designed for secondary aged pupils and above.
COVID in Cartoons, a research project led by academics at the University of Leicester, is looking for students in Years 11-13 to take part in a 4-hour mini-course that will explore the prevalent themes of the pandemic and build skills in source analysis, discussion and artistic interpretation. By analysing political cartoons created during the pandemic, and creating their own pieces, students will develop diversity and cultural literacy skills, and the tools and resilience to process the crisis during the all-important recovery period.
Please get in touch with our partners, Shout Out UK, at email@example.com if you’d like to hear a little more about the project.
The recording can be accessed by clicking here. Please select to join as an attendee if prompted.
Download the interactive guide now - Your students can explore a creative career which begins at Escape Studios and have all their questions answered.
The interactive guide has lots of cool pop-ups and videos, showcasing the awesome work created by our community of budding artists.
What's included in the guide?
You’ll learn how our students graduate studio-ready with degrees in Animation
You can discover our real-world approach to learning, where world-leading studio connections with the likes of DNEG, Framestore and PlayStation London Studio exist at our core.
Get a taste for what students create on the course, by watching our student showreels and festival-winner and nominated short films! What are you waiting for?
SEMLEP are running 4 more broadcasts with Speakers for Schools in April based on local occupational groups/sectors with high numbers of vacancies, for students/parents/carers. Each broadcast will comprise a short presentation of the opportunities and needs for each sector, plus a panel of employers explaining what opportunities they have now and in the future. This will be followed by a live questions and answers session.
The dates and occupational groups/sectors are as follows:
12/4/21 – Health and Care
13/4/21 – Engineering and manufacturing
14/4/21 – Digital
15/4/21 – Logistics
All will be at live from 17.00-18.00 and will be recorded and made available for later use by schools and colleges.
These broadcasts will be primarily aimed at the transitional year groups, i.e. those seeking employment in the summer or taking decisions about pathways post 16 or 18/19.
To take part in this opportunity, please register in advance here.
A special female focussed virtual army careers event is taking place on the 13th May. Their objective is to maximise engagement with potential female candidates by introducing female service personnel who are experts in their chosen fields and hope that this will demonstrate that the army is an employer that values diversity and promotes inclusivity, whilst conveying our unique value proposition.
The event will showcase the personal and professional development opportunities available during an army career: serving female soldiers will give a brief presentation, providing examples of progression based on merit, not gender, and drawing on their first-hand experiences. This will be followed by a general Q&A about army life for female soldiers (duration, c45 minutes to an hour).
After a short break, there will be a carousel careers fair: over the course of the remainder of the event (around an hour to 90 minutes) interested parties can move between 6 breakout spaces to participate in immersive activities, becoming engaged in thought provoking and stimulating exercises, getting a flavour for the associated duties and expertise of the specific regiments and corps attending.
To register for this amazing event please contact our Careers Advisor - Beth Hardy at firstname.lastname@example.org
To register, please click here.
Financial Markets virtual open evening
Tuesday 20th April
Standard Chartered, a leading international bank, is excited to host two open evenings for the launch of their Financial Markets Apprenticeship. The programme is a great introduction into an exciting and fast paced environment with the opportunity to build a career at a level that has never been offered before.
Are businesses as green as they say they are?
Tuesday 20th April
Join The University of Law on 20th April for an exclusive webinar on the topic of "Are businesses as green as they say they are?".
There are a number of Career days students can take part in that are coming up over the next few weeks. Students can learn all about their chosen professions in the morning and then take part in work experience in the afternoon. Every student obtains a personalised certificate they can use in their applications and interviews to university.
The courses are designed for students aged 14-18 and all take place online. To enrol on any of the courses including midwifery, law, medicine, computer science and business, please click here.
If you’re 16 to 25 and want to learn about or work in film, BFI Film Academy can help. They have a range of accessible courses and resources, whether you want to take your first steps in film or improve on existing skills.. As a student of a Film Academy Short course, you’ll gain experience working alongside industry professionals and will be offered hands-on filmmaking experience to help develop practical knowledge and skills. For more information please click here.
The link below will take you to our virtual prospectus
It’s not easy for any of us having to work on a virtual platform but that said our Virtual Tours have been a huge success and Applications continue to flow. I personally really miss coming into schools and speaking to your students. Lets hope that 2021 will be a much better year!
If any of your students who have not yet accessed a Virtual Tour all they need to do is go to our website – facilities – Interactive Virtual Tour. https://www.stamford.ac.uk/college-life/campus-tours
Stamford College are hosting a series of Virtual Open Events.
Follow the instructions below to join.
Why not take advantage of our virtual ‘small group’ sessions for students who may benefit from working within a smaller, informal group. Any students who are not necessarily comfortable asking questions, are encouraged to send them in via their tutors. This can also benefit larger groups. It works incredibly well and gives students food for thought and confidence during challenging times! We aim to make each session as informal and interesting as possible. We encourage them to do their research and explore all further education options.
We are very keen to help wherever we can. Lets hope that 2021 brings us back into a face to face world but in the meantime this really works well! Christmas is fast approaching, I would encourage you to consider booking ASAP while we still have capacity during the next 5 weeks.