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Careers: Events

CAREERS HOMEPAGE

When: Monday 11th July – Thursday 14th July OR Monday 25th July to Thursday 28th July
Timings: 10am to 2pm daily
Where: Coventry University Campus, Coventry City Centre
FREE lunch provided on all days

Going to University is an exciting prospect so come & join us for fun packed days exploring life on a University campus! Meet new people, develop new skills and build confidence as you :

  • Learn from Coventry University students about University life
  • Explore the University Campus & student accommodation
  • Look at your study options
  • Learn about student income & how to budget
  • Explore student groups and societies
  • & much more!

All delivered in an interactive fun & friendly environment with each participant receiving a graduation certificate on completion!

How to book:
Please just scan the QR code and complete the registration form!


STEM Workshops March 2022

Selected students from Years 7, 8 & 9 had the challenge 7 opportunity to produce electricity, by making a fruit battery, using an Orange and 2 different types of metal. They learnt so much from Carl, the facilitator for Energy Quest who made the workshops SO interesting. I was amazed by the sheer talent, curiosity and interest of our students. All learnt so much in these 2 hours and we have some budding engineers in the making. The world needs them as there is a massive skills shortage in Engineering.

Year 7:

  • ‘I have learnt that you can get somewhere and be somebody big by just working for it’
  • ‘I really enjoyed the experiment and how Carl presented the lesson. I found it really fun and am looking to look into what I could become in the engineering field’.
  • 'It was really fun and exciting. It got me more interested and engaged in Science and Engineering. Thank you for a great 2 hours’
  • ‘It was really fun and I really loved it. I loved the orange experiment. I was really shocked you can make energy from an orange and coins’

Year 8:

  • ‘I’ve learnt so much! Before this session I never considered Engineering as a job option but now I am thinking about it’
  • ‘Today was really fun; we learnt a lot and the experiment was really enjoyable. Carl is really nice and taught us in a good way’
  • ‘I learnt that oranges make electricity. I enjoyed making power’
  • ‘I learnt about a lot more than what I thought it was about. I enjoyed the orange experiment’

Year 9:

  • ‘It was good to learn about things that change the world and solves international problems. It arouses a feeling that wants me to want to go into artificial intelligence because I really love imaginative and universally important stuff’
  • ‘I enjoyed the STEM workshop. I feel I learnt a lot and had fun participating in certain activities. I will definitely consider a career in STEM’
  • ‘I found the workshop interesting because it taught me that Engineering isn’t just about cars and factories; it’s part of something much bigger’
  • ‘The workshop was good. Now I can see all of the different pathways that come from technology and engineering’



What Career Live

Early March Careers took along Year 11 students to the NEC to explore future Careers, whether it was Universities and seeing what degree courses were on offer  OR some Employers offering some excellent Apprenticeship Information. Additionally, there was a CV Clinic, independent Careers Advice and specific subject talks, plus the opportunity to perform at the Buskers Corner. Students collected a lot of information and goodies to remind them of their trip. The students were absolutely formidable and it was a pleasurable informing trip.


CWT Early Years Trip

Year 11 students who are considering a career working with children had the opportunity to visit Coventry & Warwickshire Chamber Training to undertake some hands-on activities. They learnt how to make playdough, Gloop and could get sparkly & creative with making game cards for young children to learn through play. Additionally they received CV Writing support and now have the basis of an excellent CV to move them forward in their Career Pathway.



Year 11 Trip to MGTS

We took a select group, who missed out on the original trip to MGTS- Midland Group Training Services who offer specialist training in Engineering Apprenticeships.

These students could be our engineers for the Future!

They are having a Drop-in session 15th March 4-7pm so parents can also take a look and ask questions.


Teach First Visit - DHL

We have a series of events arranged via Teach First where DHL Volunteers are delivering Career-Focused Activities for different year groups. Today (Wednesday 3rd November 2021), 30 Year 9 students were able to learn about the world of Work and opportunities available in Logistics.  They learnt about the variety of different roles and what specifications they may need in terms of qualifications, both academic, non-academic and Personality Traits and Skills. It was a really engaging time (one activity was making a mode of transport with a piece of paper behind their backs), subsequently learning about all the modes of transports used in logistics with quite a few surprises!  The students took a lot from today’s  Careers Classroom Session.


For YEAR 11 & 12 STUDENTS ONLY

May I draw your attention to the NCS – National Citizen Service programme which is being offered to Year 11 & 12 students from the local areas. This fantastic annual opportunity was missed by the present Year 12 students so is being offered out to them also but adhering to Restrictions, Places are Limited this year.

This Personal Development Programme will run over the Summer Period and there is a 2 or 3-week programme, depending on if you want to take up the Residential. Young people get the opportunity to undertake Team Challenges, meet new people and work on a Project which means something to them.  Students will leave with a Certificate and this evidence can be used on CVs and Personal Statements for University. Students can apply to be with their friends too.

The cost is a £50 Contribution and there are Bursaries if needed.

Please look at the link to an 8 minute video Information Clip which should tell you everything. - https://youtu.be/5D1fl4UGejg

Students can book their place on NCS by visiting: WeareNCS.com and click the ‘Register Now’ button.

Everything will be run under Covid-19 Guidelines but if you have a concern or further questions please contact NCS direct if you need any further information.


Careers Intervention Dates 2021-22

Date

Year Group

Event

Wed 15th Sept

11

Intro to careers assembly

Fri 17th Sept

12

NCS Intro-Changemakers & Summer Programme

Wed 22nd Sept

11

Thinking ahead forms issued ready for 1-on-1 interviews

Thurs 30th Sept

11

Intro to 6th form assembly

Fri 1st Oct

11

NCS motivation & inspiration (x50) National Careers Service

Fri 8th Oct

11

NCS motivation & inspiration (x50) session 2

Wed 13th Oct

11

Revisit CV’s & Personal Statements (Teams assembly)

Tues 19th Oct

11

Ask Amazing Apprenticeships assembly

Wed 20th Oct

11

JED & higher ideas assembly

Wed 13th Oct

10

Severn Trent Water presentation

Wed 3rd Nov

9

DHL Classroom Careers (x30)

Fri 5th Nov

10

NCS Employability Skills (x30)

Mon 15th Nov

11

NCS Intro assembly (all)

Wed 17th Nov

11

NCS Careers Inspiration session 1 2-3pm

Wed 17th Nov

11

Preparation for Mock Interviews team assembly + work booklet issued

Tues 23rd Nov

TBC

11

Engineering Trip (MGTS & MTC Academy + MEGGITT (Ansty)

Wed 24th Nov

11

NCS Careers Inspiration session 2 2-3pm

Wed 24th Nov

11

Preparation for Mock Interviews team assembly – specific info on tomorrows mock interviews

Thurs 25th & Fri 26th Nov

11

Mock Interviews

Wed 1st Dec

11

Newman Uni Higher Education (teams tutor time)

Thurs 2nd Dec

11/12/13

UCFB sports assembly 1 hour

Thurs 9th Dec

11

DHL CV & Interview Skills (x30) 2 hours

Mon 10th – Fri 21st Jan

11

6th form interviews

Wed 12th Jan

11

NCS Careers Inspiration session 1 2-3pm (Group 2)

Thurs 13th Jan

11

NCS Careers Inspiration session 2 2-3pm (Group 2)

Mon 17th Jan

11

NCS launch (x2 Yr 12’s to speak about their experience)

Tues 18th Jan

8

Logistics Challenge 11.05-12.05pm

Wed 19th Jan & Thurs 20th

11

DHL Communication & Networking (x30 same students for both)

Wed 19th Jan

11

Coventry College Presentation (assembly)

Wed 26th Jan

9

Careers Advisor introduction

Mon 7th Feb

11 / 12

Big Yellow bus apprenticeships – Warwickshire College

Wed 9th Feb

11

MGTS engineering trip pm (x14)

Thurs 17th Feb

11

CW Chambertraining Childcare Apprenticeships (x12)

Wed 9th March

7

Energy Quest STEM workshop (x30 students)

Thurs 10th March

8

 Energy Quest STEM workshop (x30 students) pds 1 & 2

Thurs 10th March

9

 Energy Quest STEM workshop (x30 students) pds 4 & 5

Tues 29th March

Yr 7 parents

Coffee morning with parents of SEND

Tues 29th March

10

Yr 10 Maths Options E-vent Outreach Team at Warwick

Mon 28-Fri 1st April

All

Careers Assemblies

Thursday 26th April

11

Construction GCSE group visited Bowmer & Kirkland on site visit of new build

Thursday 28th April

10

BBC Skills workshop x 100 students

Fri 29th April

8 / 9

X15 females #Girltech workshop convention Millennium Point B’ham

Fri 6th May

8

SEND parents coffee morning

Tues 10th May

10

Construction GCSE group visited Bowmer & Kirkland on site visit of new build (Group 1)

Tues 17th May

10

Construction GCSE group visited Bowmer & Kirkland on site visit of new build (Group 2)

Thurs 12th May & Mon 16th May

11

Apprenticeship workshops & CV assistance (targeted students)

Mon 23rd May

9 / 10

SEND parents coffee morning

Tues 24th May

10

Construction visit to Charterhouse

Thurs 26th May

10

Warwick Uni campus visit -

Wed 8th June

12

Workshop with Yr 12 to prepare for work experience. Conduct and arrangements and next steps for work or apprenticeship applications

March – May 12 week programme

9

Industrial cadets bronze award (x6 students)

June TBC

9

NCATI Visit (Yr 9 Tech group DoE)

20th June

12

UCAS – HE/App Trip

21st – 24th June

12

Work Experience

June/July TBC

7 / 8

What’s My Job

18th – 22nd July

10

Work Experience


Careers Information and Guidance Events 2019-20


Careers Information and Guidance Events 2018-19