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​

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Download this amazing set of social media graphics for 2023 Careers Week showing our theme this year – “Together”

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Download this amazing set of posters for 2023 Careers Week showing our theme this year – “Together”

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Use these high quality logos on your Careers Week resources.

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

Portrait Landscape

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

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Use these simple, colourful graphics online and in print to encourage engagement in National Careers Week this year.

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Celebrate the participation of your students in the NCW 2023 activities you have put on with an official certificate. We’ve got a general one, and a specific Gatsby linked one.

General Certificate | Gatsby Certificate

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A4 posters you can download, print and complete to show your pledge for #NCW2023. Print, complete and take a photo of you holding it. Tweet and tag @careersweek, using the hashtag #ncw2023. Alternatively, submit a digital pledge using the link:

Submit My Pledge

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This promotional flyer takes the hard work out of explaining what Careers Week is all about. Freshly updated for 2023.

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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.

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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.

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Use these cool yet simple graphics in your day-specific activities during careers week this year

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Find an overview our social media strategy for National Careers Week 2023, details of our official Social Media Accounts, key messages, campaigns and branding here.

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Here is everything you need to help promote #NCW2023 in your school or workplace across all your social media platforms.

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

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

Activities

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The High Performance Podcast enables access to a wide range of entrepreneurs, athletes, visionaries and leaders from across the world.

This set of resources are designed to challenge, prompt and inspire your students. All of it is FREE with only one request. If you find it useful please pass it on to a colleague or fellow educator. You can also share your thoughts and feedback by using the hashtag #HighPerformancePodcast.

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The 10X Challenge, from Young Enterprise, is a free national enterprise programme providing young people aged 11-19 with a highly interactive way to develop employability skills, apply academic learning and build career readiness, using real money and business experience.

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Download our Careers Week assembly for KS3/4, over 18 thousand downloads last year! PDF and PowerPoint versions are included in this download.

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Check out this free pack of 4 amazing lessons from Ivy House. If you want to access all the associated resources you’ll need, register on the Future Leaders Project website.

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CareerSense is aimed at improving employability prospects for the future workforce. It’s completely free and designed to support teachers with careers education. Inspiring future generations to develop their skills, experience and career opportunities is our aim.

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

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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

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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

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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.

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Find out more about the Virtual Careers Fair here.

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

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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.

NCW Evaluation of Employer Activity Form

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

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Download and print these frames to fill in to show the world your aspirations. Tweet a photo and tag #NCW2023 for a retweet!

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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.

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

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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.

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

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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

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Check out our brand new website for Green Careers Week.

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

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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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

Booklets & Guides

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Download edition 14 of our E-zine here, with a full review of NCW2023 and a look ahead to Green Careers Week and more.

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Download edition 13 of our E-zine here, with a full review of NCW2023 and a look ahead to Green Careers Week and more.

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Download the Parents Guide to Green Careers Week, starting on 06th November. Find out more at www.greencareersweek.com.

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Download edition 12 of our E-zine here, with a full review of NCW2023 and a look ahead to Green Careers Week and more.

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As the dust settles after NCW2023 we are left reviewing another amazing year of inspirational work by the UK’s Careers Family.

Read all about it here…

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A guide to 12 different engineering disciplines showing different pathways into engineering, to support students with their career decision-making.

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Gone are the days when you spent all day in the salon cutting hair. In 2023 it’s a hugely exciting and rewarding career, where you can own your own business, go independent as a freelancer, work in fashion as a session stylist, specialise in colour or education or work alongside other creatives in TV, film, music and theatre.

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It’s finally here… the BIGGEST celebration of careers in the UK is between 6th and 11th March. Download the special edition e-zine here

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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.

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Your essential guide to university, further education and careers, provided free by Aspire by UpReach, updated for 2022-23

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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.

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This booklet has been put together by us at National Careers Week and the Royal Society of Chemistry because we want YOU to be able to see what fantastic things Chemistry does for us and how you could get involved in work and careers that use Chemistry.

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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.

This eighth edition is specially in advance of Green Careers Week, starting on 07th November. Find out more at www.greencareersweek.com.

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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.

This edition is specially in advance of Green Careers Week, starting on 07th November. Find out more at www.greencareersweek.com.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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**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.

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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.

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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.

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

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

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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.

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