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Which Career?

An opportunity for students to meet a variety of STEM professionals and find out how they use maths and different skills at work.

Which Career?

Meeting professionals working in different roles will enable your students to question people from the world of work about how they use maths and different skills that are essential to their roles.

'Which Career?' supports National Careers Week #NCW2021 and is designed to inform your students about how maths is used in different careers and the importance of continuing to study maths after GCSE. 

We will be joined by 3 guests who will talk about their careers and take questions from the students.
The event will be repeated at different times to allow you to choose the event which best fits your timetable.

It is envisaged that the event will either be streamed into a classroom where the session is facilitated by the teacher, or that the teacher will share the link with their students for them to join online.

There will be opportunities for interaction during the session.


30 minutes per session. Sessions will go live 15 minutes before.

Learning outcomes

  • Improve engagement, interest or enjoyment in STEM subjects

  • Learning what the engineering workplace is like

  • Improve awareness and aspirations for STEM-related study and careers

  • Challenge stereotypes by showing the diversity of disciplines, people and skills involved in engineering

Subjects and topics

    • Biology
    • Chemistry
    • Computing
    • Engineering
    • Maths
    • Physics
    • Biotechnology
    • General Engineering
    • Structures/Construction/Civil Engineering
    • Transport

Gatsby benchmarks

The Gatsby benchmarks are a framework for good careers guidance for schools across all of England and in some areas across the rest of the UK. This experience helps your school to reach the following benchmarks:

  • Linking curriculum learning to careers
  • Encounters with employers and employees

Essential skills

The essential skills every young person needs to succeed in education and their future career. Find out more at the Skills Builder Partnership. This experience builds the following skills:

  • Aiming High - the ability to set clear, tangible goals and devise a robust route to achieving them.

  • Listening - the ability to listen and understand information.

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