Careers, enterprise, skills and employability
As well as working with schools, The
Education People and Children's University staff are committed to
supporting children, young people and their families with home
learning and enrichment opportunities.
We appreciate that this is an
uncertain time for families but we hope that these home learning
resources help you enjoy your time with your children, even in
times of social distancing, self-isolation and possible
lockdown. Making happy memories, whilst learning during this
time, will be very important to all.
These links have been given to us by
a variety of partners including The Education People Advisors,
Children's University Managers, Learning Destinations, libraries
and partners such as the Careers and Enterprise
This section of our website will be
updated each day so do come back every now and then to see what's
new. Do click on the subject links on the left tab for
more specific resources available to schools and families.
Kent County Council service
update: Coronavirus is currently affecting some of our
services across the county. For more information, check the
individual service updates here
have been supplied to us by the Skills & Employability and
Careers & Enterprise* teams within the Secondary School
Improvement service from The Education People
COVID-19: Support and guidance for Year 12
students from The Education People
Education and careers support via
telephone for Year 11/12 students from The Education
10 Apprenticeship resources to explore from
Amazing Apprenticeships has created a range of 10
different resources for teachers to use with their
students to explore apprenticeships from home.
Resources 1-9 are suitable for students in years 7
through to 13 and are expected to take up to 30 minutes
Resource 10 is expected to take around 10 hours and is aimed at
students in years 12 and 13.
Amazing Apprenticeships interactive
- For students in Years 12 and 13 considering
BBC Bitesize: A to Z of you perfect
job (Year 10+)
- Looking for job inspirations, check out our A-Z list of
careers to get you started. Browse the job titles to get insights
from people who're doing the job, what qualifications you need and
how much you will get paid.
BBC Bitesize: Exploring job options
Looking for job inspiration? Check out our job profiles to help you
get started. Hear from people working in areas that interest you,
see how much you could get paid for different roles and find out
what qualifications you might need to follow in their
BBC Bitesize: Job appplications (Year
- This section supports young people in applying for jobs.
BBC Bitesize: Transferable skills
- If you're looking for a new role but are worried that you
don't have the skills for the job, don't panic! You may well have
more to offer than you think. Life experience can give you
transferable skills that are valuable in the workplace - you just
need to know how to describe them.
BBC Bitesize: Writing a CV (Year
- Whether you are applying for a job, a scholarship or to get
into your dream university course, writing a covering letter and CV
is a real art.
BBC Bitesize: Where could your favourite subject
take you? (Year 10+)
Looking for job inspiration? Check out our job profiles to help you
get started. Hear from people who are using subjects that interest
you, see how much you could get paid for different roles and find
out what qualifications you might need to follow in their
- The team is here to provide young people with live
opportunities for your dream career. You could work for some
of the UK's biggest and best organisations starting now.
Apprenticeship and Graduate vacancies to find
the right one for you. If you are not sure what you want to
do, have a look at Careermag for inspiration and explore the site
to find out more about all sorts of jobs and careers of the
CISCO networking academy:
- It takes more than a single great idea to become a
successful entrepreneur. The winding road between idea and
execution requires business acumen, financial skills, and most
importantly the right mind-set. This knowledge can not only set you
apart, but set up your technology venture for greater success. So,
why not benefit from a course that's made for you, jump-starting
your ideas, and arming you with the right skills to take the next
step with more self-confidence. No prerequisites
Department for Work and
FaceTime a Farmer
- Free fortnightly video calls between farmers and
classroms. Bringing the countryside to life.
- Health Street is a road near to the local hospital. Many of the
people who live there work in the NHS and use NHS services. Find
out more about the roles available and how they impact on some of
the people in this community.
How to write your first
- Are you a student or school leaver about to write your
first CV? Even if you think you've got no work experience to put in
it, you can still write a great CV that demonstrates your skills
Live (suitable for primary schools too)
- With FREE access to a wide variety of live interactive
broadcasts and video on demand with live chat support, you can
educate your children and young people on careers and health
National Careers Service
- Find a job that's right for you with our advice on where to
search, how to apply, CVs and interviews. You'll also get tips on
how to find unadvertised vacancies by using your contacts.
National Careers Service: Find
- Use the National Careers Service course search to look for
different types of learning opportunities. All providers are
contracted with the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) and
include colleges, training providers and local education
National Careers Service: General careers
- Find out what a job involves and if it's right for you.
National Careers Service: Skills
- Find out about careers that might be right for you by taking
one of our assessments.
- Naturally Talented Me.com is made up of a team of employability
specialists who share a common belief that an individual's Natural
Talents is what makes them uniquely employable. Regardless of
background, situation or education. This is a FREE
platform for all users to learn more about their strengths and
passions and how they will link to the world of work.
School leaver CV template
Looking for your first job after leaving school, but worried a
lack of experience will hold you back?
If you have no previous work experience to speak of, you may not
think you have much to include in a CV. But, with the right amount
of enthusiasm, research and professionalism, (not to mention time
spent viewing some
helpful CV examples), there's no reason your application still
can't stand out.
to Succeed Academy
- They can help you plan your career, get a job and succeed
at work with this free and interactive training.
Speakers for Schools
- Speakers for Schools give hard to reach students access to top
opportunities, including through vitrual talks and virtual work
- TeenTech Innovation Sessions offerstudents aged 11 - 18,insight
into world-class organisations and the opportunities that lie
within them. We are now offering these sessions online and each
session will be hosted by a leading TeenTech sponsor or supporting
- You can ask questions, develop your own solutions to global
challenges and learn more about different careers.
- Sessions include: Wednesday 13th May - 10am - Dallas
Campbell - Space and Monday 18th May - 10am - Rolls Royce.
UK Youth and LinkedIn
- LinkedIn for Students Webinar
The WOW Show
- The WOW Show is a live online channel creating real-life
encounters with the world of work to inspire young people about
Youth Employment - Careers
- Build confidence and skills to get the jobs you want. Because
Did you know? If you're aged 14-24, everything on this page is
about you. Early careers advice, choosing study subjects, money
matters, mental health… it all matters, and so do you. Join us as
Young Professional for free skills training or as
Youth Ambassador, and the whole website explodes into life.
Interact with tips, advice, mentoring and opportunities that match
your interests. They're here to take you seriously, to listen and
Youth Employment - Skills and Careers
- Download FREE Skills & Careers Activities Booklet For Young
For other secondary specific materials please
* With special thanks to Munya Badze, Chloe
Johnstone and Vicky Lawrence