Careers

Royal visit focuses attention on attracting young people into STEM

The major skills shortage facing manufacturing and technology businesses would be relieved by attracting more women into STEM sectors, according to the female head of Birmingham’s Millennium Point – which majors on access to STEM education in the Midlands. Millennium Point hosted HRH Prince Harry and his fiancée Meghan Markle …

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Young people need mentors – like you!

There is a wide range of evidence supporting the key benefits for young people of having an employer mentor, however, many industries and sectors remain heavily underrepresented in providing them. Launched on Monday 15th January, the next phase of The Careers & Enterprise Company’s #UnexpectedMentor campaign is targeting employees from …

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East Anglian coding competition set to reduce skills gap and drive social mobility

FXP Festival, a STEM initiative based on a computer and mobile game design and development competition, is now open to entries from secondary schools and colleges across East Anglia. The initiative, which is linked to the computer science curriculum, uses computer games to increase interest and uptake of STEM subjects, …

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eCLIPS: the trusted online careers resource

A report by the Sub-Committee for Education, Skills and the Economy* raised concerns about the number of careers websites and how to know which ones can be trusted. eCLIPS has been chosen by schools for over 25 years because they know that the content is accurate and current. The eCLIPS …

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eCLIPS helps students make well-informed decisions

A report by City & Guilds* confirmed that some careers are being missed by young people because only the most obvious jobs are being considered. Access to high quality careers information is vital for ensuring that a wide range of careers are explored. eCLIPS helps students make well-informed decisions for …

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Toshiba helps UK’s top air conditioning students

Toshiba has organised a programme of training courses around the country to help students prepare for their participation in the national SkillFRIDGE finals, which take place at the NEC in November. The programme covers technical knowledge and practical skills in relation to residential and light commercial air conditioning, including installation, …

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The Marketors throws down the gauntlet to Westminster Kingsway Apprentices

The Worshipful Company of Marketors, “The Marketors”, has announced the launch of its Enterprise Challenge in which the apprentices at Westminster Kingsway College are tasked with demonstrating that “Marketing for Good is Good Marketing”. Apprentices from companies such as Nielsen’s, Westminster Wealth Management, Urban Planters, Rain Cloud Victoria, Axiom TDM …

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