Career events are an opportunity for young people to attend an event at their school or college which showcases current job
opportunities. This can be filtered to look at particular business sectors, such as STEM industries, if appropriate.
Career Events can also be used to focus on the impact of specific areas of learning, such as numeracy, to show
the importance of these outcomes in the world of work.
What is the impact of a Career Event?
Career events are a very popular way of engaging young people with the world of work as they allow a great deal to
be achieved in one setting and, crucially, provide more opportunities for relaxed one to one conversation between
young people and potential employers.
This aspect is particularly important in creating interest and building
confidence in future pathways for young people.
A career event will encourage motivation to learn by contextualising future opportunities and, therefore, increasing the determination to achieve high standards.
A career event gives young people an opportunity to demonstrate an enterprising attitude and communicate in a different context with new people.
A career event will allow the learner to keep developing their understanding of their place in society and to make informed choices about their future within it.
A career event will allow a
learner to test out ideas
about their future path
and encourage them to
live as independently as
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