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National Careers Week 2021 (1st - 6th March)

Parents Guide To National Careers Week

This year is the tenth anniversary of National Careers Week and we would like to inform you of the following information and virtual events taking place from 1st – 6th March 2021. The theme for this year is ‘believe' and the aim of the campaign is to encourage you to dream big and believe in your future with a focus on wellbeing. 

Please see Dr Radha’s believe message  and the attached parents guide. 

For all year groups 7 -13:

  • National Careers Week are delivering a Virtual Careers Fair where you can choose which employer and provider you would like to hear from  -  no registration required, you just need to log onto and please see for further resources.
  • The National Careers Service website  has a plethora of careers information where you can research career profiles listed alphabetically or job sectors, discover routes into different careers, labour market information and so much more.  Or you can try out the skills assessments and match your preferences to various careers.
  • You can also log onto and try out the mini personality ‘buzz test’, which is a fun activity linking skills and interests to various job roles.
  • Fred our Apprenticeship Adviser from AIM apprenticeships is offering free apprenticeship advice, all you need to do is email her with any questions you may have and she will get back to you:
  • Kate from ‘Take Your Place’ is our Higher Education Champion and is available to answer any questions you may have about Higher Education, just pop her an email on  Please see message from Kate below:

    Hello my name is Kate and I’m the Higher Education Champion for St Peters School. I work for the Take Your Place Project predominantly supporting students in years 9-13 to help them explore their next stage of their journey; from GCSE Choices to Work Experience to Post-16 or Post 18 Pathways. In addition, I also support parents and carers in their role as key influencers, guiding young people on their journey. I’m excited to be working with St Peters School to support students as they work to achieve their goals.
  • Medic Mentor UK are running free live virtual work experience opportunities in March covering a range of careers to include veterinary and dentistry please see .


For year 12 and 13:

  • UCAS are hosting live and interactive ‘Career Hour’ everyday between 2pm and 3pm with career workshops, live Q and As, student stories, hear from apprentices, current students and Jack Parsons an award winning entrepreneur in his twenties and more, to register
  • Oxford Brookes is joining 5 other local HE providers to offer Progression Pathways, a FREE webinar series suitable for Level 3 students.  Student ambassadors from Oxford Brookes University, Reading University, Buckinghamshire New University, Royal Agricultural University, Abingdon & Witney College and Milton Keynes College will provide an authentic view of their student experience and answer any questions you may have. 


The sessions will take place on GoTo Webinar and you can register for each event using the links below. 

  • Session 1: Monday 29th March (17.00-18.00) | Introduction to Higher Education | Book here
  • Session 2: Monday 19th April (17.00-18.00)   | Choosing a Course | Book here
  • Session 3: Monday 17th May (17.00-18.00)  | Student Life | Book here


Nutrition subject sessions 

The Oxford Brookes Nutrition team would like to invite you to experience what their undergraduate degree has to offer. Nutrition is a subject that combines a multitude of skills, including practical, core science, client-facing work, sport and much more, and is becoming ever more relevant in society today.   If you would like to book onto a nutrition session please email

  • ARU are running a series of Microsoft Teams sessions with a range of employers, employees and freelancers working in the creative industries to include: Let’s Talk Creative Careers: ‘The creative economy and jobs of the future’, Careers in VFX with Academy award-winner Chris Cook, Careers in Fashion, Careers in Computer Games, Careers in Photography, Careers in Graphic Design, Careers in Acting, Careers in Music Video Production and more.

Book now - ARU Discover! Creative Careers


We hope you make the most of National Careers Week and find the links and events useful. Remember you are incredible and we believe you can achieve your goals and dreams!