National Careers Week

Discover how Hertfordshire celebrated National Careers Week.

National Careers Week (NCW) is a celebration of careers guidance and free resources in education across the UK. The aim is to provide a focus for careers guidance activity at an important stage in the academic calendar to help support young people leaving education.

Discover some of the exciting and empowering events that took place across Hertfordshire during National Careers Week, 2nd - 7th March 2020. 

Watford Grammar School for Girls

Watford Grammar School for Girls held a 'Careers in Healthcare Fair' on Tuesday 3rd March, with over 200 students attending. The visitors came from a wide range of job roles in healthcare including psychiatrists, dentists and doctors. a variety of healthcare services also provided their time and knowledge, including The London Ambulance Service, Mencap, Dementia Hub and Cancer Research. 


Parmiter’s School

Located in Watford ran a skills day with the Army on Friday the 6th March.

The day was run by a team of seven Army personnel, headed up by an Officer and six other Lance Corporals and Privates, who ran activities in the sports hall. The students were put into mixed groups and took part in a variety of mentally and physically challenging activities with the aim of developing leadership, teamwork, confidence and communication skills. During each activity, the students had the opportunity to discuss with the soldiers and officers.


West Herts College

West Herts College held fantastic activities which took place across West Herts College Campuses, supporting their students and celebrating good careers education. 

Throughout the week:

  • 4 industry talks were held with Herts Mind Network, AEcom, Isales Academy and FitterFuture. All talks were hosted by external representatives of the companies, they discussed career opportunities, apprenticeships, brand management/online presence and progression routes.

  • The Level CIAG apprentices hosted learner drop in sessions, which involved CV writing, interview preparations and CIAG.

  • HEC students undertook Dementia training, to complement their understanding of the disease and be able to use recommended resources (tips), to support those who suffer with dementia, on a personal and professional platform.

  • They engaged with Level 1 and 2 learners across all disciplines, by delivering employability sessions, recommended by the curriculum.


More information:

Head to the National Careers Week website for helpful resources to get you empowering and be empowered by good careers education.  

Also, right here on HOP we have developed a Resources for Schools page where you can find everything a Careers Leader needs to support & prepare a young person on their career journey.


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