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National Careers Week 2022

National Careers Week (NCW) this year runs from 7-12 March 2022.

The links below provide spotlights on a range of careers alongside useful information and tools to help you explore your career choices. 

In support of NCW2022, the Minister for Higher and Further Education has written this letter to students, highlighting the importance of good careers advice and including links to a number of useful careers resources. The Minister has also drafted this letter to parents, carers and guardians.

Careers Week Competition: My Career, My Vision
What do you hope your future career will look like?

InvestIN invite you to submit an image that depicts your dream career with an accompanying caption explaining why you want to go into that field (max 50 words). The image can take any form – a photograph, drawing, painting, graphic design  – as long as it’s created by you and clearly depicts what career you hope to go into.
Click here to see how your entry will help UNICEF and the prizes for winning entries!

Click here for a link to the NCW2022 Virtual Careers Fair and explore the following careers…

Monday: Banking with the Nat West Group

Click here to find out what new employees think of their banking roles, listen to podcasts, including “Overcoming obstacles”, “Maximising your potential” and “Change mindset”, check out the 2022 School Leaver’s Brochure and explore career pathways in banking.

Tuesday: Careers at Sea

Click here to discover what it is like to work on board ship – what roles you can take, what the training is like and what you can expect from a career in the Merchant Navy.

Wednesday: Careers within the NHS

Discover the 350 career paths available within our National Health Service.

Whatever your skills, qualifications or interests, there is a career for you in the NHS. You could work directly with patients, in hospitals, an ambulance trust, or in the community.  Click here to find out more.

Spotlight on Green Jobs (online careers event)

UK’s leading employers and apprentices will inspire young people from all walks of life to consider the vocational pathways which will lead them to green careers. Click here to register.

Thursday: Careers with BBC Bitesize

Thought Bitesize was just for revision? Think again! From job inspiration and skills for work, to CVs, cover letters and interviews… click here for all things job-related on Bitesize Careers.

Careers in the Horseracing Industry

When people think about Horseracing, the first job that comes to mind is being a Jockey. In fact, there are hundreds of different roles in the industry, from working with horses in a racing yard or stud farm to working on a racecourse itself… with 59 in the country to pick from! Click here to learn more.


Friday: Careers in the Civil Service

The role of the Civil Service is to support the government of the day to implement its policies effectively on behalf of every community across the UK. In practice, that means the Service touches every aspect of life. Click here to discover the wide range of career paths available.

STEM Careers Fairs

Aimed at 13 – 19 year olds, virtual careers fairs inspire and inform, supporting young people to be better prepared for future careers. Each 360 degrees online fair, delivered in partnership with AECOM, contains a selection of industry sectors with companies hosting virtual exhibition stands.

Click on the title link to explore presentations, information, discussion topics and career routes for the many STEM-led career opportunities available.

How To Become A is a comprehensive directory of careers, ranging from Air Traffic Controller to Zookeeper. Find out what each career involves, what skills, qualifications or experience you need, and information on salary levels and progression.

This directory complements our Xello library of 500+ careers so make sure you look at both resources!

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