Build students’ future with construction industry activities
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The construction industry is a key growth sector in Buckinghamshire – and the Construction Industry Training Board (CITB) will be helping students find out what a career in construction can offer with two major events for schools to sign up … Read More

Bucks SEND schools join the EAN
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We brought five of our Bucks special schools into the Enterprise Adviser Network over the autumn term, led by the efforts of our new SEND Schools Enterprise Coordinator Keerin Hossain. Some of the achievements so far: Furze Down School in … Read More

AVA whole-school careers day sets the bar
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Bucks Skills Hub worked in partnership with Study Higher to coordinate a highly successful, inspirational careers day for the entire school at Aylesbury Vale Academy at the end of last term. Each year group experienced their own carousel of activities, … Read More

St Michael’s students tackle Bosch Smart Future Challenge to solve local transport issues
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We’ve been working on a pilot challenge with St Michael’s Catholic School in High Wycombe to give Year 10 students an insight into STEM careers by tackling real-world problems with the help of Bosch STEM ambassadors. The Bosch Smart Future … Read More

NFTS challenges young filmmakers to get creative
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Students from Bucks University Technical College (UTC) have been announced as overall winners of the 2018 NFTS Commercials Challenge, a competition to challenge young filmmakers organised by Buckinghamshire Thames Valley Local Enterprise Partnership (BTVLEP) and the National Film and Television … Read More

What do Ofsted ask about careers?
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With its new focus on the curriculum, Ofsted is taking a growing interest in careers programmes at school. We’ve been given feedback from the Careers Leader at one school (outside our area) who explained just how useful having her school’s … Read More

Launching the Bucks Skills Show 2019: dates for your diary
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We’ve now fixed the dates for the Bucks Skills Show 2019: schools are invited to bring students on Friday 18 October and parents/carers will bring young people on Saturday 19 October. Last year 3,000 visitors were inspired by over 100 … Read More

Inspire Year 10s about engineering this half-term
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Can you spot potential engineers of the future among your Year 10s? Silverson Machines in Chesham is running a Skills Week this half-term from 18-22 February where young people will get the chance to work alongside engineers and build machines … Read More

Blaze a trail at National Apprenticeship Week (4-8 March 2019)
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National Apprenticeship Week coincides with National Careers Week this year – so plan joint activities for double the effect. The theme for NAW2019 is ‘Blaze A Trail’ and will celebrate the fantastic success stories of apprentices and employers blazing a … Read More

Start planning for National Careers Week (4-9 March 2019)
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National Careers Week runs from 4-9 March and is a great opportunity to plan careers activities within school. Why not think about: Organising a Career Day for a particular year group with a carousel of different workshops; Running a whole-school … Read More

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