What is National Careers Week All About?

This year, National Careers Week will run from the 1st – 6th March 2021. National Careers Week is run as a not for profit organisation and is supported by experienced professionals in the world of education, business and careers guidance. Empowering and advancing the level of career education provided in school and college is the main priority during National Careers Week.

The week of the 1st to the 6th of March will see schools, colleges, universities, teachers, career leaders and career advisers celebrating Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance (CEIAG), which ultimately prepares young people for life after education. It also enables students to make well-informed decisions on their future prospects.

National Careers Week will explore how students can find high quality career guidance and how schools and colleges can implement the The Gatsby Benchmarks as outlined in the Careers Strategy. Providing career advice in a constantly changing labour market can be challenging at times! Gone are the days where careers were considered a one way pathway, instead we face a multitude of career pathways and education routes.

Ensuring each pupil at the Fermain Academy receives quality and impartial careers advice and guidance is vital to their future and could drive change within society through well-informed life choices empowering young people to take control of their futures.

Look out on the school website or for personal and group work messages on Class Dojo for events in school and elsewhere this week!

Mark Robinson

Pastoral Head & Careers Coordinator

The Fermain Academy