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St John’s Catholic Comprehensive School

National Careers Week 2022

7th - 12th March

National Careers Week is the perfect platform to advise and inspire the next generation as they enter the world of work. National Careers Week, takes place this year between the 7th - 12th of March 2022 & encourages education providers to bring together students, local employers and advisers through careers events and activities.

National Careers Week (NCW) is a celebration of careers guidance and free resources in education across the UK. The aim is to provide a focus for careers guidance activity at an important stage in the academic calendar to help support young people leaving education.

With youth unemployment remaining high and employers citing that young people are ill prepared with the basic skills needed for employment, there has never been a bigger need for careers guidance to be promoted and celebrated in education.

We have shared a copy of the plan we have used in school this week for you to have a look at, along with some of the slides we have used in the Key Stage 3 & 4 assemblies.



Providing quality free CEIAG resources and linking education with the world of employment to ensure students get an important insight to the future of work and further learning. Better informed students result in better decision making.



All of our resources are free to use in classrooms and colleges. You can be assured that by being mapped against the Gatsby Benchmarks, they will enhance and support the work you do. Our website shares some great case studies of how teachers and advisers around the UK have been inspiring young people during Careers Week – feel free to get some ideas.



The opportunities for organisations to promote their training or careers opportunities to future generations are limited; schools and colleges have little time for extended CEIAG activities. This is why NCW is so important – we create the time and provide the opportunity for Organisations to engage and inspire.



Hope features young people of secondary and sixth form age from Nottingham Academy discussing their thoughts about and hopes for the future. The film openly talks about feelings of hope, stress and worries for the future, and gives practical advice on how to deal with such things. The duration is 7.45 minutes. Wellbeing and stress management advice from Dr Radha Modgil (GP, Broadcaster and National Careers Week supporter) is weaved into the film. Motivational speaker and spoken word artist Kamal Ellis-Hyman narrates a powerful and uplifting message of Hope.

A focus on careers can cause stress for some young people sometimes. They can feel pressured into making choices, self-doubt about their potential, some pressure to achieve or they could be overwhelmed with other stresses that cause them to worry. We recognise that it is important that young people develop wellbeing and career management skills, that they feel curious and positive about potential careers, that they become resilient, and that they are able to navigate stress and uncertainly whilst they explore.



This provides parents with the information they need to help their teenage children make the right choices to create successful futures after GCSE and sixth form. The online guide is designed to inform, involve and guide parental support. It includes the most up to date information on topics such as apprenticeships, universities and revision techniques. Wherever we refer to ‘parents’ we mean ‘parents and carers.’ This includes grandparents, older siblings or any other person with significant caring responsibilities for children. This guide has been produced by NCW for National Careers Week 2022, it. makes recommendations of what we believe to be reliable sources to help you find further information but these organisations have not endorsed this guide.