Careers Events, Summer 2021

The long summer months are a fantastic opportunity for you to develop your experience and prepare yourselves for the world of work. Please read carefully the following information which will be updated regularly as new opportunities arise. If you have any questions or would like to know more information please contact Mrs Bellamy:





Available now to work on independently


The Careers and Enterprise Company have recently launched their #CECAheadoftheGame programme to provide ready to use tools to equip you with everything you need to take your best next step with confidence.

In partnership with Youth Employment UK, the Young Professional programme offers a structured opportunity for you to engage with.

They have also highlighted further support available under the first three themes of the Young Professional Programme.

Various dates from 15th – 25th June

See description for details

The National Film and Television School are hosting careers events to celebrate the upcoming release of Fast and Furious 9. The events will be Q&A sessions with a variety of people linked with NFTS. This includes their Heads of Department, current students and alumni who worked on the latest F&F movie. They are hoping that this is an opportunity for people to find out about some of the careers behind the camera, what they involve, how to get into them, and why they might want to!

Schedule of virtual events: All sessions will take place from 4.30pm  –  5.15pm

  • Tue 15th June: John Rowe (NFTS Head of DFX) in conversation with Beatriz De La Osa (Visual Effects Coordinator on F9)
  • Wed 16thJune: John Rowe (NFTS Head of DFX) with current NFTS Digital Effects students
  • Fri 18th June: Richard Lingard (NFTS Head of Assistant Directing/Floor Management) with current ADFM Students
  • Mon 21st June: Debbie Rowland (Head of Marketing, Distribution, Sales and Exhibition) with current MDSE students
  • Tue 22nd June: Debbie Rowland in conversation with William Robertson (Senior Marketing Manager (F9) NBC Universal)
  • Thurs 24th June: Bex Hopkins (Head of NFTS Production Management) with current PM students
  • Fri 25th June: Bex Hopkins in conversation with Lizzie Bull (Production Coordinator F9)


To sign up simply click here and complete the form via the link below and select the session(s) you would like to attend. All sessions will be on Zoom and will be recorded for future use by the NFTS. Students must be over 16 to attend the live sessions.

Details regarding open days and finding further information about courses will be shared at the end of each session. Confirmation emails including zoom links will be sent out 24 hours before each event.

The full link for the sign up form is below and details can be found on our website up form


7th – 25th June


STEMFEST is a three week virtual programme of STEM activities designed to educate and inspire young people across our region. STEMFEST have been blown away by the response from employers, organisations and STEM Ambassadors. There is something here for everyone across all ages and for parents and carers too. The content is broad and varied, some sessions will be practical and require resources to be downloaded, others are presentation style. We also have science shows and careers focused workshops. Most sessions will be delivered live via Zoom or Teams with the option for questions through the chat function.

How to book a session

To find out more about each session, click on the link and you will be taken to the full details within Eventbrite. From this page you will also be able to book and the meeting link will be sent to you once registered. You can attend as many sessions as you want. We have made it clear what age range the session is intended for and made reference to curriculum links for teachers wishing to join a session with their class. We strongly recommend adding the meeting links to your online calendars and ensuring that you have them to hand and ready to use on the day.

On the day simply click the link which was emailed to you upon registration or manually enter the Meeting ID and password. You will join a waiting area until the start time. As soon as the session starts your speaker will be visible on your screen.


10th June


Labour Market Information (LMI) Webinar

Parents, carers and students are being invited to join a free online event, which will highlight current Labour Market Information (LMI) and discuss how this data can be used to support young people in choosing their future study options and careers paths.

The Swindon and Wiltshire Careers Hub, on behalf of Swindon and Wiltshire Local Enterprise Partnership, are organising this online event. If you are unable to attend the event, please register anyway, as a recording will be sent to you after the webinar.

Sections covered are:

- Introduction: Shona Taylor, Swindon and Wiltshire Careers Hub Lead.

- Latest Labour Market Information: Dragana Houston, Head of Planning and Strategy Delivery Swindon and Wiltshire LEP.

- How Labour Market Information can be used to support young people in choosing future study options and career paths: Career Leaders from Swindon and Wiltshire schools

LMI webinar 10th June 2021

15th June


Parent Webinar

Elevate Education are hosting a free webinar for parents on Motivation. 

Register for free using this link

23rd June






1st July

11am – 2pm

Introduction to careers in engineering



Work Experience insight

Skanska UK: Are you interested in a career that transforms a drawing into a real life structure? As we celebrate International Women in Engineering day, we are showcasing the range of careers that make engineering projects a possibility. Come and hear from some of Skanska’s apprentices, graduates and senior employees who have careers as Quantity Surveyors, Engineers, Environmental Managers, Lawyers and many more.

We have two events coming up.  At both you will hear from speakers about the skills and qualities needed to do their job, as well as learn about the different routes they took to achieve their careers. They will also be sharing their favourite projects and career top tips for success. The Work Experience Insight Half Day will also include session on CV writing and how to do well at Interviews and Assessment Centres.

  • Introduction to Engineering Careers to mark International Women in Engineering Day: 1 hour: 23rd June 2021, 2-3pm: Location: Microsoft Teams
  • Work Experience Insight Half Day: 3 - 4 hours (you can join at different points in the day): 1st July 2021, 11-2pm: Location: Microsoft Teams

To register, click here!


Available now



26th June

& 10th July



University Videos


Virtual Open Days

Watch university guidance videos
Please also take a moment to browse the new university guidance webinar hub, where you can watch webinars ranging from an introduction to university courses in Accounting through to Veterinary Science. As well as hundreds of subjects in between – delivered by experts at universities UK wide. 

Browse online university events
If you are looking for online university events, UniTasterDays events directory allows you to browse virtual open days, webinars, online subject tasters and chats - with new events added daily by universities UK-wide. Or, if you just want to stay up to date with university events and guidance yourself, do join our newsletter. We’ll send you a link to download our Teachers’ Guide to University brochure when you do.

29th June  

Virtual Livery  Showcase for Secondary  Schools
(Part of  the London Careers Festival) 

The purpose of the event is careers awareness where City Livery Companies will be showcasing the wide cross-section of industries, trades and professions they represent. The event aims to signpost students to a broad range of career paths and job opportunities across many disciplines.
Within the hour, students will visit 3 Livery companies and they will have an opportunity to ask questions after a short presentation. The choice of Livery Companies will be made after a place is booked.
Companies present:
Session 1 10.00-11.00  Actuaries, Air Pilots, Bakers, Barbers (Medicine), Coachmakers, Cordwainers (shoes), Educators (careers app), Fishmongers, Goldsmiths, Innholders, Management Consultants, Paviors, Salters (Chemistry)
Session 2 11.00-12.00 Air Pilots, Chartered Surveyors, Clockmakers, Cordwainers (shoes),  Educators (careers app), Gardeners, Horners (Plastics) Joiners and Ceilers, Management Consultants, Marketors, Paviors(process engineering)
Session 3 13.30-14.30 Air Pilots, Chartered Surveyors, Clockmakers, Coachmakers, Cordwainers(shoes), Educators (careers app), Goldsmiths, Horners (plastics), Management Consultants, Marketors
Session 4 14.30-15.30 Air Pilots, Basketmakers, Builders Merchants, Educators (Careers app), Information Technologists, Joiners and Ceilers, Paviors (Process engineering), Salters (Chemistry) Stationers (book binding)

Booking now on

6th July


Parent Webinar

Elevate Education are hosting a free webinar for parents on Technology. 

Register for free using this link

7th July

11am – 2pm



5pm – 7pm

A FREE virtual event: World of Work Fest to showcase the employers and their industry sectors around the county.

The Careers Hub will be hosting a Learn Live Event for students and parents/carers with interactive chat from all stakeholders involved. A list of stakeholders will be sent out closer to the time.

This will give teachers, parents, carers and students the opportunity to discover the skills gaps employers are looking for, resources, opportunities on their doorstep.

Please register for the event at  


12th July


Funded motivation talk from PUSH

This can be streamed live and organisers are hopeful that a recording will be available following the event.

Description of session

Learning Objectives
- How to approach and reframe failure.
- Self-development- how to adapt and grow from failure.
- Creating aims and objectives and how to achieve them.
- Calming nerves and anxiety over your future.

Session Description
In this session we discuss our top tips on how to approach failure in a positive way. We see ‘failure’ as an opportunity to adapt our approach, grow and build successes from it. Through a mix of interactive exercises, games, polls and quizzes the students fuel our discussion on the positive aspects of failure. We aim to help students create their own short and long term aims and objectives, and help them set out plans to achieve them through daily practice. Finally, using our own experience, we explore different nerve- handling, focus and confidence building techniques that students can use when dealing with anxiety over exams and their future.