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​

2022 Career Path Door Signs

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

Portrait | Landscape

2022 Notes Page

Download this handy e-page containing all the need-to-know NCW information, and space for your notes.

2022 “I Want To Be” Frame

Download and print these frames to fill in to show the world your aspirations. Tweet a photo and tag #NCW2022 for a retweet!

2022 Participation Certificate

Celebrate the participation of your students in the NCW 2022 activities you have put on with an official certificate.

2022 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.

2022 Activity Evaluation

A useful evaluation sheet that can be used to review the quality and usefulness of employer engagements during Careers Week

2022 Inspirational Quotes

Some inspirational quotes from the latest crop of NatWest Group graduates. Some wise words of advice that make great discussion starters, or just cool wall posters.

2022 Pledge Template

A4 posters you can download, print and complete to show your pledge for #NCW2022.

Printable | Digital

2022 Information Leaflet

This promotional flyer takes the hard work out of explaining what Careers Week is all about. Freshly updated for 2022.

2022 Social Media Guide

Find an overview our social media strategy for National Careers Week 2022, details of our official Social Media Accounts, key messages, campaigns and branding here.

2022 Social Media Graphics Pack

Here is everything you need to help promote #NCW2022 in your school or workplace across social media.

Skills Builder Key Skills Posters

Support teachers and learners to use consistent language when referring to skills by displaying these colourful essential skills posters.

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!

Careers Key Terms & Definitions

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

Activities

High Performance Podcast

High performance is delighted to partner with National Careers Week for #NCW2022. Get all their superb resources for FREE here.

2022 KS3/4 Assembly

Download our brand new Careers Week assemblies, over 13 thousand downloads last year!

WorldSkillsUK Careers Advice

We inspire young people, whatever their background, to choose high-quality apprenticeships and technical education as prestigious career routes. Check out this amazing student focused advice site, with over 40 industries to choose from.

WorldSkillsUK Competitions

Skills competitions provide employers, colleges and independent training providers with a proven method of upskilling and developing young people from all backgrounds and abilities.

2022 KS4 Labour Market Information

We’re updating the assemblies for this year, but the old ones still work great for in class activities. You can use them alongside the ‘”Future Of Work Guide” for older students.

2022 KS3 The Future Of Work

We’re updating the assemblies for this year, but the old ones still work great for in class activities. You can use them alongside the ‘”Future Of Work Guide” booklet for older students.

2022 KS2 Jobs People Do

We’re updating the assemblies for this year, but the old ones still work great for in class activities. You can use them alongside the ‘”Who Am I” activity for younger students.

2022 Word Searches

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

2022 Who Are We?

Facilitate some great discussions at home about careers with our, “Home school careers conversations” resources now available for download.

2022 Treasure Hunt Sheets

Download these treasure hunt sheets that can be completed electronically to guide students around the Virtual Careers fair. Have a look in advance to get an idea of what there will be to look at!

2022 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

2022 Job Journey

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

2022 Dice Game

The dice games are a set of three simple resources you can use to get students thinking about their own skills, and their future careers. Really quick and easy to use.

2022 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 a word bank to support younger students.

2022 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.

Think Logistics!

Think Logistics works to make the logistics, transport and supply chain profession an attractive career of choice. Check out some great video resources they have just published, and get signed up for their free webinar.

Discover careers in the Civil Service

We’re making the Civil Service a truly brilliant place to work. Use our career matcher to find out what jobs might be a perfect fit for you.

Inspiring the Future

Career Leaders and other school staff can gain virtual access to an amazing range of thousands of diverse volunteers without being limited by geography, to inspire Y7 – Y13 students about subject options, post-16 options and pathways to their dream job.  With live virtual sessions or pre-recorded sessions, we can support you to maximise volunteer encounters to meet Gatsby Benchmarks 4-7.

Primary Futures

Through our portal, gain virtual access to an amazing range of thousands of diverse volunteers to inspire primary pupils about the world of work. In child-friendly formats, volunteers help pupils link subject learning to their futures as they interact with relatable role models that challenge gender stereotypes.  We can support you to setup safe, interactive and impactful aspirational activities and provide flexible pre-recorded sessions

What’s Your Story?

We’ve decided to do something to link what we do in delivering the biggest celebration of careers in the UK, with World Book Day for primary pupils.

Skills Builder Benchmark

Skills Builder Benchmark is an online self-assessment tool where you can discover your essential skills strengths and areas for improvement. It is a useful, reflective tool for anyone who would like to learn more about themselves and be able to talk confidently about their skillset.

Skills Builder Short Lessons

Lots of easy to pick up short lessons covering loads of topics covering body language, handling disagreements, motivation and more.

Skills Builder Workshops

Amazing ready to deliver workshops covering lots of key skills including problem solving, teamwork, leadership and more.

Skills Builder Assemblies

Check out the superb range of assembly resources covering key skills. Ready to go in a flash.

Key Qualities Worksheets

Download these useful worksheets to use as discussion starters on: leadership, attendance, punctuality & co-operation. Now modified so you can type straight in!

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. This has now been updated with a fully online workbook, with no printing required.

British Army Jobs

Explore a range of engaging resources, which includes; assemblies, stand-alone lessons and complete schemes of work.

Find your career in racing

Explore the hundreds of different careers with the British Horseracing Authority.

Booklets & Guides

The Careers Download – Fourth Edition

We’ve decided to make life easier for teachers everywhere and deliver a regular (monthly) electronic magazine packed with the latest news, resources, campaigns and sponsor content which will help you to inspire and enthuse your students towards great choices and fulfilling careers.

Civil Service Student Guide

This great guide is packed full of useful information for students covering jobs in the Civil Service, application tips, CV writing and more.

Civil Service Departments Guide

Please use this document to learn more about the UK Civil Service, the many departments that support it, and the type of job opportunities available.

Teacher guide to The Parents’ Guide to NCW 2022

This is a guide for teachers to accompany the parent guide.

The Parents’ Guide to National Careers Week 2022

The Parents’ Guide to provides parents with the information they need to help their teenage children make the right choices to create successful futures after GCSE and sixth form.

The Careers Download – Third Edition

We’ve decided to make life easier for teachers everywhere and deliver a regular (monthly) electronic magazine packed with the latest news, resources, campaigns and sponsor content which will help you to inspire and enthuse your students towards great choices and fulfilling careers.

NatWest Group 2022 School Leavers Guide

Here’s a new guide to help you understand the different ways that you can start your career with Natwest Group, along with some top tips on how to apply. For the first time ever, completely online and interactive!

Careers in Psychiatry

If you are interested in mental health and you like teamwork, working with a range of people and dealing with problems in a variety of environments from hospitals to community settings, then psychiatry may be the specialty for you. Find out more with this amazing guide from the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

2022 The Future of Work Guide

**Updated for 2022**

Navigating the future of work can be daunting and overwhelming, especially when there is so much uncertainty about it and there are a number of resources out there. This guide has been created to help careers advisers and teachers to better navigate and understand the future of work, so in turn they can help students to better prepare for it.

The Careers Download – Second Edition

We’ve decided to make life easier for teachers everywhere and deliver a regular (monthly) electronic magazine packed with the latest news, resources, campaigns and sponsor content which will help you to inspire and enthuse your students towards great choices and fulfilling careers.

The Careers Download – First Edition

We’ve decided to make life easier for teachers everywhere and deliver a regular (monthly) electronic magazine packed with the latest news, resources, campaigns and sponsor content which will help you to inspire and enthuse your students towards great choices and fulfilling careers.

An introduction to Careers Week

Back for 2021, Andrew ‘Bernie’ Bernard talks through the history of Careers Week, and how to start planning for Careers Week.

Your pathways to a career using Chemistry

This booklet, sponsored by the Royal Society of Chemistry will help students to see what a career in chemistry has to offer. It will also allow them to find out how to take steps towards it.

An introduction to Careers Week

Andrew ‘Bernie’ Bernard talks through the history of Careers Week, and how to start planning for next year.

NCW 2020 Highlights Report

Get your copy of our brand new highlights booklet covering everything exciting from Careers Week 2020! It’s packed full of great stuff for you to check out.

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.

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.

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