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BCS Careers Inspiration

Inspiring young people with a series of career-focused discussions on the technology industry. 

BCS Careers Inspiration

We have been sitting down with guests including app designers, cybersecurity apprentices and virtual reality games designers to find out what is involved in their jobs day-to-day, hear about some of the exciting projects they are working on, what they love most about their jobs and any advice they would give to young people interested in a similar career path.

As well as people in different jobs we’ve also showcased different routes into technology including apprenticeships, graduate schemes and fast-track training and our speakers come from a range of organisations. The careers inspiration series allows young people to find out, first-hand, about some of the different opportunities available in technology.

Due to the current circumstances, young people will be missing out on activities such as careers fairs and work experience, so we wanted to provide some information to help fill that gap.

Overall, the series is a great opportunity to:

  • hear from a range of inspiring individuals working in the tech industry
  • gain insight into different and exciting areas of technology
  • learn more about different future pathways including apprenticeships and university

Duration

Each video is around 15 minutes.

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

    • Computing
    • Electronics/Robotics/Programming

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:

  • Encounters with employers and employees
  • Experiences of workplaces

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.

  • Staying Positive - the ability to use tactics to overcome setbacks and achieve goals.

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