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Success at School: Daily Resources

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Monday: How to become...

Our "How to become" section is full of job profiles and other guides to help your students explore different careers paths and the skills, qualifications and experience needed to get there, as well as what to expect from the profession when they do.

Task: Ask your students to research three careers they are interested in and develop a five-step plan on how they could start pursuing each of these career paths now.


Tuesday: Employability Skills

Employers value key skills like teamwork, communication and problem solving but many graduates and school/college leavers lack these. Your students can get ahead by understanding how to develop these skills while still at school/college so that they can make successful applications even when they are up against more experienced candidates

Task: Ask your students to research an employability skill required in one of jobs they researched in Monday's task, and come up with three ways they will develop that skill at school/college.

Wednesday: Careers Action Plan

Last year, we created a careers actions plan students could use to map out their plan for careers development in lockdown. This year, students are returning to school as we gradually come out of lockdown, but this action plan is still a useful tool to help your students plan for their futures in a structured way. You can find it under item 1 on our coronavirus resources page.

Task: Get your students to download and complete a careers action plan ready for the summer term. Note: the action plan references 2020 but this can simply be amended to say "2021".


Thursday: Industry Highlights

Our industry spotlight series looks at a number of industries in depth, highlighting future trends, job opportunities available within these industries and pathways from education to employment in each sector. You can find them under item 2 on our coronavirus resources page.

Task: Ask your students to pick one of these industry spotlights to read. Get them to make notes and complete the worksheet provided with the industry spotlight.

Friday: Crisis Career Heroes

Last spring, we ran a campaign highlighting some of the amazing people who are often undervalued in our society but whose work was vital to getting us through the pandemic - from nurses, teachers and homeless support workers to cleaners, postal workers and HGV drivers. You can find all the information on this page.

Task: Ask your students to focus on one of the five areas highlighted in our series. Encourage them to reflect on what kinds of jobs are socially beneficial and why pursuing such a career might provide personal fulfilment.

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