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Nationwide Careers Week


It’s that point of 12 months when younger individuals throughout the nation begin turning their consideration to revision, exams and what they are going to do after they depart faculty, both after finishing their GCSEs or larger exams reminiscent of A Ranges and T Ranges. Nationwide Careers Week (NCW) runs from sixth – eleventh March with the intention of being a spotlight for careers steering, and providing plenty of free recommendation, data and helpful downloadable assets to assist younger individuals navigate this vital time.

NCW can be a one-week celebration of all issues ‘careers’ within the UK and it’s sponsored by a complete host of various industries and work sectors from the BBC to Careers in Racing, the WWF to the monetary sector and from Maritime UK to the UK Area Company, so there actually is one thing on the market for everybody, no matter their pursuits.

The NCW web site is accessible all year long and is filled with assets, webinar and occasion particulars, recommendation and data, not just for younger individuals but additionally for educators, employers and oldsters too. And as we head in direction of a greener financial system, final 12 months noticed the launch of the Inexperienced Careers NCW class which showcases new jobs within the burgeoning inexperienced business sector.

Social media performs a giant half in promoting and elevating consciousness of the week and individuals can use the hashtag #NCW2023! this 12 months to hyperlink as much as others and lift the profile of the week throughout their social media companions. Earlier years have proved a significant hyperlink for younger individuals. In the course of the pandemic, NCW2021 and NCW2022 reached over 1 million younger individuals and had over half 1,000,000 views of the 2022 Digital Careers Truthful on-line and over 14,000 useful resource downloads. All this stuff are designed to assist encourage and inform younger individuals to allow them to take constructive actions in direction of the way forward for their selecting.

NCW and early years

At first look, early years practitioners may even see little relevance in NCW and the early years, because the youngsters in our care haven’t even began faculty, not to mention be fascinated by their subsequent profession transfer! However clearly, the early years career has a really eager curiosity in NCW since many new recruits into the early years sector be part of at age 16 or 18 on apprenticeship programmes and the week represents a chance to lift consciousness of the career and recruit some new employees.

As well as, there could also be current employees whose personal youngsters (or certainly the employees themselves) are attempting to resolve on their subsequent plan of action, for whom some further data and assets can be very helpful. Transitions is usually a annoying time for households, so something you are able to do to assist assist your individual employees may even assist cut back stress ranges and present that you’re an employer who cares in regards to the well-being of their employees in any respect ranges. To this finish, we’ve lined data in two classes which we hope you’ll discover helpful.

  1. Elevating consciousness of the early years sector and recruiting employees
  2. Supporting employees with their very own or their youngsters’s selections

1. Elevating consciousness and recruiting new employees

NCW is the right alternative to get out into your local people and lift consciousness of the early years sector, how vital it’s for our society and the benefits of beginning a profession in such a significant social occupation. Beginning a Degree 2 apprenticeship on the age of 16 is only the start of what might be a life-long profession in early years, main on to Degree 3 {qualifications} (equal to A’ Degree) and finally to Degree 6/7 {qualifications} and analysis levels that may drive new concepts and pedagogical considering for the good thing about our youngest youngsters and the broader society too.

Listed below are some concepts that can assist you benefit from NCW2023!

  • Make contact together with your native secondary faculties and faculties and speak to their Careers Officers – maybe you can organize a stand at a careers truthful or meet related college students to get your apprenticeship recruitment data in entrance of potential native candidates
  • Use your social media presence to promote your involvement in NCW and use the hashtag #NCW2023! It’s also possible to obtain the marketing campaign graphics right here
  • Host or sponsor an area on the NCW Digital Careers Truthful to showcase your organisation – contact nick.newman@ncwcic.co.uk 
  • Discuss to Parenta about apprenticeship recruitment alternatives. Parenta recruit and prepare a whole lot of Degree 2 and Degree 3 apprentices every year, and there are even programs for Workforce Leaders, Supervisors and Lead Practitioners as much as Degree 5

2. Supporting current employees and their youngsters

Nationwide Careers Week has plenty of very helpful data for fogeys and educators together with newsletters, lesson plans and a Mum or dad’s Information which explains all of the choices that younger individuals have after GCSEs. It supplies mother and father with the data they should assist their teenage youngsters make the precise selections to create profitable futures after GCSE and sixth type. This contains details about:

  • A Ranges
  • T Ranges
  • BTECs
  • Apprenticeships
  • Traineeships
  • Internships
  • Different {qualifications} and examination retakes
  • College
  • HNCs and HNDs
  • Hole years
  • Beginning work
  • Beginning your individual enterprise
  • Work expertise 

Some concepts to assist your employees throughout NCW

  • Maintain an off-the-cuff careers occasion and permit employees and their youngsters time to analysis and entry among the data out there from NCW. You may collate some prospectuses or brochures from native faculties and if in case you have any contacts there, why not invite them to talk. It’s typically additionally helpful to listen to data from individuals who have studied at a university in addition to an official brochure
  • Arrange a careers show board in your employees room or different communal space and promote the thought of lifelong studying and CPD programs in order that employees know what is accessible
  • Discuss continued studying at employees conferences and allocate a studying finances for workers in order that they really feel that they’re supported all through their careers, not simply firstly
  • Chat to your individual employees about their very own profession growth – are there programs or additional CPD areas that employees want to discover – keep in mind, though NCW is primarily geared toward youngsters, there’s nothing to cease you increasing it to have a dialogue with all of your employees about their very own futures within the business
  • Parenta additionally supply a wide range of brief on-line CPD programs to upskill current employees so take a look at CPD eLearning Programs from Parenta – Develop your Childcare Profession for extra data

No matter you do for this 12 months’s NCW, tell us your plans and ship your tales to us at Parenta by emailing:
good day@parenta.com



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