Careers Events for Schools

With some schools almost three weeks into the new term, I thought I would switch my article focus away from the more heavy, policy focused posts (see: Apprenticeship Levy: The August Update and recruitment focused posts (see: HR and CSR: the perfect matrimony or bitter end?) to something slightly more education focused - and I think, useful! - for all the schools in my network. 

For many schools, as well as a fresh start, September brings an influx of organising and planning, and sometimes, clearing out! I am almost certain that school staff have pages and pages of emails in their inbox, so I wanted to create a post that was not only informative - but also removes one slightly arduous task of scouring the net for events that might be beneficial to them in the upcoming term. So here it is… I hope I’ve managed to cross at least one task off your list, for now!



  • National Apprenticeship Show - North [18th & 19th October, 2016]

The National Apprenticeship Show happens across the country throughout the year. The next one (North) is taking place in Manchester and will showcase over 100 employers offering opportunities and information on apprenticeships to schools, parents and young people. They even have a dedicated evening slot for parents wanting to learn more. 

More information can be found on their website: and don't forget, if you’re not in the North, these shows do happen all over the country - again, more details on their website.


  • Skills Yorkshire & Humber [19th & 20th October, 2016]

    Taking place at the home of Leeds Utd, Skills Yorkshire and Humber is the region’s biggest biggest skills, jobs and careers event aimed at young people. Ideal for anyone making a move from school or college, or getting ready to start work, Skills Yorkshire and the Humber will showcase over 50 organisations offering hands on work-based activities.

    Again, these events do happen nationally - with Skills East of England and Skills South West taking place in early 2017. 

    More information: 

  • Royal Mail: Online Workshop with Class Careers [Thursday 24th October, 2016: 11am - 1.30pm]

    Class Careers are delighted to be working with Royal Mail to bring you a workshop all about apprenticeships with the UK’s designated Universal Postal Service Provider. Apprentices and graduates from Royal Mail will be on hand during the day to talk directly with your students about the career opportunities available to them following post-compulsory education. 

    Please note: This workshop is strictly Years 12 and 13 only. Places limited. 

    This workshop is only available to schools in: Bristol, Chesterfield, Crick, Croydon, Gatwick, Guildford, Hounslow, Leicester, Norwich, Oxford, Poole, Southampton and Swindon. 

    Find out more here.



  • Tomorrow’s Engineers Week [7th - 11th November, 2016]

Tomorrow’s Engineers Week shines a spotlight on engineers and engineering careers. It is an opportunity to highlight to young people the incredible things engineers work on and the range of jobs available in the industry.

Each year schools, universities, companies, professional institution, clubs and individual engineers find creative ways to shine a spotlight on engineering careers during Tomorrow’s Engineers Week. Here are just a few ideas. To find out about what went on last year, see here.

You can also find out more information about the entire week on their website:


  • Not Just For Scientists: How Science subjects can fast-track your future [Tuesday 15th and Thursday 17th November, 2016]

    Class Careers is working with Your Life during Inspiration Week. For two full days, your students will be able to chat with Your Life’s ambassadors, as well as representatives from their corporate sponsors to discuss their future career plans and how subject choices at GCSE and A-Level can determine their future. 

    Please note: This workshop is strictly Years 9 - 11 only

    Find out more here.

  • The Skills Show [17th - 19th November, 2016]

    Of course, one of the biggest events on the calendar: The Skills Show. Showcasing an exciting and interactive number of skills and careers, it remains one of the highlights of the calendar. The show features five skill sectors: Engineering and Technology, Media and Creative, IT and Enterprise, Hospitality and Lifestyle and Construction and Infrastructure. 

    Find out more on their website:

  • PwC: Online workshop with Class Careers [Thursday 24th November; 10.30am - 4.30pm]

    Following our successful workshop with PwC earlier this year, they’re back again to talk all things apprenticeships, school leaver programmes and work experience with your students. We anticipate this workshop to be very popular, so book in early to avoid disappointment. This workshop is strictly Years 11 - 13 only. Places limited. 

    Find out more information here.



Woah. Dare we think about this D-word already? Okay, just one event for now then…


  • Skills London [9th & 10th December, 2016]

Skills London 2016 is London’s biggest jobs and careers event for young people. Two days of interactive activities and inspiring jobs and careers, held at ExCeL London, for 15-24 year olds and their families. In 2015, Skills London attracted 33,026 visitors and featured over 45,000 job opportunities, including Apprenticeships, 200 exhibitors including top name employers, colleges, training providers and advisers.

More information can be found on their website: