Resources for Group Leaders and Careers Professionals
As a valued group attending Skills London 2017 we want to make sure you have everything you need to plan your visit and ensure a successful event.
Why You Should Plan Your Visit
We followed up Skills London 2016 by asking students from a wide variety of schools and colleges about their experiences and how the event has influenced their future plans. The feedback was overwhelmingly positive, but it was those who had prepared in advance, planned their visit and knew who or what they wanted to see who reported the event as having had the biggest impact on them.
Over a quarter of students reported that they had either changed or modified their plans as a result of attending the show, including adding a back-up plan. A far larger percentage had used the event to discuss real routes and opportunities in their chosen careers and had been able to talk to employers and learning providers about how to achieve their dreams.
We offer a suite of resources below to help you plan and ensure a brilliant and meaningful event for your students.
Please note - all current resources are for Skills London 2016. Skills London 2017 resources will be added closer to the event.
Ensure a successful visit with these essential documents
Evaluate the impact of the event on your students
Ensure you evaluate your students’ feedback and reflect on the impact of their visit to Skills London. You also have the opportunity to contribute to the overall follow up to Skills London 2017.
By sharing feedback from your students using short questionnaires at a couple of key points in the months after your visit. Smaller groups also have the opportunity to participate in focussed activities on one or more aspects of the event. All groups will be rewarded with copies of quality careers resources. Interested? Email firstname.lastname@example.org who will be in touch to explain fully!
There’s never been a better time for a young person to choose an apprenticeship, with 1,500 different job roles in a range of sectors, from engineering to veterinary nursing, they can earn while they learn in a real job, gaining real qualifications. There are up to 28,000 apprenticeship vacancies across England available on www.gov.uk/apply-apprenticeship now!
The National Careers Service supports and inspires people to take the next step. It provides the right tools, support and advice online, via webchat or telephone with careers advisers.
Go to https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk or call free on 0800 100 900
A traineeship is a course with work experience that gets young people aged 16-24 ready for work or an apprenticeship. Traineeships can last up to 6 months.
For more information on traineeships visit: https://www.gov.uk/find-traineeship.