National Career Guidance Show (NCGS) Southwest - Exeter 2024 - Seminar Programme

Thursday 7 Mar 2024
Westpoint Exeter

Embrace.Evolve.Succeed: preparing for future careers in the ever-changing world of work


Seminar theatre opens (09:45)


Welcome to the National Career Guidance Show  (09:45 - 10:00)

Hear from our headline sponsor Barclays LifeSkills, who welcome you to the seminar sessions of the National Career Guidance Shows.

Dr Mark Frederick, Project Leader, UK & Europe Citizenship Team, Barclays LifeSkills


Preparing students for the world of work (10:00 - 10:30)

With an ever-changing workforce, understand the motivations and values of the modern workforce, and how this correlates to supporting students into in-person and virtual work experience placements alongside developing the core transferable skills needed for the jobs of tomorrow.

Dr Mark Frederick, Project Leader, UK & Europe Citizenship Team, Barclays LifeSkills


Technical Education Reforms: Everything You Need to Know (10:50 - 11:20)

What is changing in the technical education landscape? Find out more about the CDI’s Technical Education Programme, which seeks to raise awareness of technical education pathways - including T-Levels and Apprenticeships - and to equip careers advisers with the resources they need to help students consider all their options.

Kim Newman, Technical Education Programme Manager, CDI


Supporting students with SEND into work (11:40 - 12:10)

All students with SEND are unique, and the careers guidance they receive must match. Focus on how you can offer an individualised approach to each student, supporting them into work or education based on their own aspirations and potential.

Amanda Cheney, National SEND Education & Career Development Manager, Talentino Careers


Engaging the parental community with careers (12:30 - 13:00)

A joined-up approach is vital in supporting a student and exploring options available. Focus on the importance of communicating effectively to educate the parental community on the options available for their child.

James Wilmot, Head of Careers, The Priory Learning Trust


LMI: SW careers in green and space (13:20 - 13:50)

Find out what are green and space jobs in the SW. Access Careerpilot information and resources, including a free set of hot jobs posters, to help you enable young people to make the most of the opportunities.

Sue Lewis, Careerpilot Manager, Careerpilot


Vocational learning: Apprenticeships and T-levels (14:10 - 14:40)

With T-levels and apprenticeships an option for at least another 10 years, it is important to develop a greater understanding of what T-levels and apprenticeships can offer and why they are the perfect next step for many students.

Donna Kenny, West of England Apprenticeship Growth Manager, Western Training Provider Network


Build a careers culture and boost engagement (15:00 - 15:30)

Raise the profile of careers in your school, instilling positive conversations in all areas of the curriculum and engaging pupils, staff and parents in the careers programme.

Caroline Green, Founder, The Talent Cycle


Seminar theatre closes (15:30)