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

Sign up for ‘careers in PSHE’ workshop at Missenden Abbey
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A must for all schools in Bucks: explore how to deliver careers education within PSHE at Key Stages 3 and 4 at a free workshop from 2-5pm on Wednesday 6 February 2019 at Missenden Abbey. The main workshop will be … Read More

Gatsby Benchmarks 4 (careers in the curriculum) and 5 (encounters with employers) case study: Introducing children’s book publishing to Year 9 art students
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Background Keen to extend careers across the whole curriculum as part of their overall careers programme, The Misbourne school in Great Missenden asked Bucks Skills Hub to introduce its Head of Art to a children’s book publisher. Maxine Nichols, who … Read More

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