This popup #NCW2020 site holds quick links to all the resources you need to get started with your Careers Week planning & activities.​

Our Sponsors

Please consider visiting our sponsor pages to find out more about the generous organisations who have year after year, helped Careers Week become what it is today!

A film about HOPE

“It is with great pride that we introduce the official NCW2020 film, HOPE. All our feedback shows that this film has resonated with more students, parents, carers and teachers than any film I have made over the last 20 years. The film comes with a Hope Resource Pack for Assemblies , Tutor/Form time, PSHE lessons and guidance sessions. Please share with as many of your students as you can.”

Planning, Publicity & Printables​

Save The Date Poster

Need a simple poster to advertise the date, and your involvement in NCW 2020? Download this A4 printable poster in portrait format

Event Posters

Download this amazing set of printable posters that you can use to let people know about National Careers Week 2020. They are super high quality and the download is about 20MB.

Career Path Door Signs

Career Path Door Signs

Print this cool door sign to show what jobs and skills you have, besides the obvious…

Portrait | Landscape

Thank You Postcard

Download and print this double-sided postcard to send to people that helped you out during Careers Week this year

Promotional Flyer

Download the neat pack of graphics for primary stage education to use on your website and social media accounts

I Want To Be…

Download and print these frames to fill in to show the world your aspirations. Tweet with the hashtag #NCW2020

Your #NCW2020 Pledge

A4 posters you can download, print and complete to show your pledge for #NCW2020.

*Now updated with a high quality A2 version for large scale display.

Student Participation Certificate

Celebrate the participation of your students in the NCW 2020 activities you have put on with an official certificate.

Careers Key Terms & Definitions

Some cool Careers Week posters outlining key terms and definitions used in Careers

Primary Stage Posters

Download the neat pack of industry sector posters for KS2-3. Students can complete the bottom sections to personalise them as part of their activities during Careers Week

Social Media Pack

Everything you need to help promote #NCW2020 in your school or workplace. We have created a wide range of graphics you can use across all your Social Media platforms provided you follow the guidance in our information pack.

Week Planner

A quick & easy to use planner that will allow you to plot your course through the week, as well as communicate what is going on.


NCW TV is now live!

Here you will find some of the very best careers videos from around the UK to share with your students. Each month new films will be added to our channel, so keep an eye on it.

IMI Autocity

IMI Autocity is the one-stop-shop for impartial careers information and advice on careers in the Retail Motor Industry.  Whether you are an individual looking to start or progress your career, or a teacher or careers advisor who supports others in making their career choices, Autocity is the place to start.

National Careers Week: think, learn, compute

Listen to six professionals working in non-stereotypical roles and industries which rely on computing skills to show how essential it is to have a foundational knowledge of the subject.

Launch Yourself

Some great resources for teachers and students to raise aspirations and awareness of your skills and qualities which will help when you come to apply for courses or jobs in the future, courtesy of the Humber Outreach Programme


We’re inspiring and educating young girls, and boys, with Tech We Can to get into tech careers so people creating the technology of the future represent society equally. Tech We Can is a set of lesson packs designed to be taught to both boys and girls to use in your classroom.

Capturing Best Practice

Whether you are doing something simple, or pulling out all the stops, let us know a little bit about something you are putting on this week. It’ll only take 5 minutes!

Burberry Challenge One

Design a capsule wardrobe of no more than 8 items. The collection should include clothes, accessories and seasonal staples for the unpredictable British weather.

Burberry Challenge Two

Win A Trip To Burberry HQ! Plan the biggest and best festival ever!

futuregoals Creative Toolkit

Working in partnership, Burberry and Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership have brought together a FREE creative industries toolkit.

Student Profile

Help engage your students with key employability messages regarding the importance of punctuality, attendance, behaviour and target setting. This booklet is ideal to use during tutor time over the course of the year to ensure students focus on forming good habits that will serve them well in the future.

Full Colour | Greyscale

RBS Career Kickstart Resources

Wondering what skills you might need before you start your career? Thinking about an apprenticeship but not sure what to expect? Considering university and if it’s right for you? We’re here to help!

Form Time Activity For All Key Stages

This activity is mapped to CDI Framework Learning about Careers and the world of work – Exploring careers & careers development

RBS Social Media Resources

Download some superb free resources, courtesy of RBS Career Kickstart to help you identify key transferable skills and prepare for interviews.

Bondholders Challenges

Engage your primary and secondary students this year with the superb challenges from Bondholders. Get creative working on two great design competitions, kindly backed by Bondholders and the University of Hull. These challenges were released for 2018 but remain popular to this day.

Careers In Housing Activity – Social Housing Workshop

The Chartered Institute of Housing have kindly released an engaging and informative workshop activity designed to stimulate discussion and thinking around the concept of social housing. This is from NCW a couple of years ago, but is still a popular resource.

NCW 2020 KS2-4 Assemblies

Check out our pre-made assemblies for NCW 2019 here. Over 5,000 downloads last year made these some of our most popular resources

Key Qualities Worksheets

Download these useful worksheets to use as discussion starters on: leadership, attendance, punctuality & co-operation

Job Journey App Challenge

This is your big chance for your students to get involved in National Careers Week and work together to create something special. The Job Journey App Challenge, designed for students in Key Stage 2-4, allows groups of students to exhibit their creativity and design skills

About Me

A quick & easy activity to get kids of all ages to start talking about what they’ve got to offer besides exam results.

Careers Wordsearches

Our sponsors have created for us some great wordsearches with loads of keywords relating to their industry sector to share with pupils

Who Can I Help?

Who Can I help? is a discussion and drawing activity for your learners in KS2 to help explore the key skills people in the real world need every day

Careers Crosswords

Our sponsors have created for us some great crosswords with loads of keywords relating to their industry sector to share with pupils. Clues are provided to make it a real learning experience and each is provided with or without a word bank to support younger students

Careers Cafe

Careers Cafes are an opportunity for young people to speak to adults who are not teachers, who work in local companies. This is a great way to help give young people an insight into working life and different careers in your local area. Use this handy set of resources to help get your Careers Café project started

Skills Suitcase

The Skills Suitcase is a great individual or paired activity to help students recognise key skills they may not realise the importance of. Can be used in conjunction with the Student Profile. Quick to prepare for and easy to deliver to groups of all sizes

Booklets & Guides

Dr Radha’s Top Tips For Stress

Download Dr Radha’s Top Tips For Stress supplementary guide that accompanies the main HOPE film resource pack. View the film here.

The National Careers Week Guide to 2020

Have a look at our brand new NCW 2020 pre-mag. It’s interactive and everything so click away. Advance warning, it is about 8 MB so might take a minute to download.

2018 Careers Ed Booklet

In 2017 our guide to successful careers education in schools was hugely popular, having been downloaded almost 2000 times. However, big changes have come since in the form of the Gatsby Benchmarks, and we are proud to publish our 2018 edition, fully updated and revised in light of the changes. Downloaded now over 4000 times this remains a popular read.

RBS School Leavers Brochure

RBS are proud to be sponsoring National Careers Week and as part of our all year round celebration of careers, we’ve put together a new guide to help you understand the different ways that you can start your career with us, along with some top tips on how to apply.

NCW Case Studies

We are proud to present to you 16 of the best case studies showing the impact NCW has in schools and colleges around the country.

NCW Governors Handbook

The Governors of any school, college or academy are legally responsible for, amongst many other things, ensuring that the organisation carries out its duties with regard to delivering Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG) to all pupils from the age of 11-19. Find out more about your role in this guide.

NCW 2019 Highlights Booklet

Get your copy of our brand new highlights booklet covering everything exciting from Careers Week 2019.

NCW Ofsted Careers Handbook

This booklet is intended to give an overview of the likely effect on the relatively new post of Careers Leader and to give support in preparing for future inspections with the minimum stress and worry.

Other Supporters