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SUPPORTING CAREER RELATED LEARNING TO ALL PRIMARY SCHOOLS IN WEST CUMBRIA

Careers

Careers

Find all resources available to support career related learning at your school here.

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If you wish to add, remove, or correct any of the information here, please contact 01900 824 822 or email info@pbp.org.uk

 

Please note that some providers may charge a fee to participate in programmes or to use their resources so always check the details with the provider first.

Local Programmes – Online resources

Since the start of the Coronavirus pandemic, we have been unable to deliver face-to-face workshops and have been working with local businesses to develop a series of online resources that can be used by all schools. These resources can be found below.

Career Resources

Our complete set of career videos can be watched on our Aspiration Online page- Click here.

Women in Engineering

Chelsea Glaister, Controls System Engineer- Sellafield Ltd. Download here.

Natalie Parker, Controls System Engineer- Sellafield Ltd. Download here.

Lynsay Jolly, Plant Engineer-Sellafield Ltd. Download here. 

Horticultural/ Gardening

Helen Shipton-Smith, Owner- Helen’s Herbs. Download here.

Amanda Thackeray, Gardner- National Trust. Download here.

Nanette Dolderson, Director- Oakhurst Garden Centre. Download here. 

Hospitality/ Catering

Lee Scrimgeour, Owner-  Stone House Smokery, Carlisle. Download here.

Harriet Chappell, Engagement and Development Co-ordinator (Copeland)- Phunky Foods. Download here.

Jon Fell, Head Chef, Rosehill Theatre and Restaurant. Download here.

Police

Lisa Jackson, Police Community Support Officer, Workington. Download here.

Alison Renney, Police Community Support Officer, Workington. Download here.

Project Management

Claire Johnson, Project Manager- Primary Business Partnership. Download here.

Books/Publishing

Zoe Williams – Hills Book Shop

Sophie Anderson -Author

Sarah Terry – Copy Editor

Pamela Wilkinson – Librarian

Natalie Gorgan – Management Consultant/ Part Time Author 

Emma Rydal – Actress & Writer

Liz Million – Illustrator & Author

Rachel Suddart -Author, Writer & Communications Specialist

Lisa Johnstone – Illustrator & Designer

 

 

Quizzes and Competitions

Don’t forget to take a look at our Aspiration Online page and complete the quizzes attached to each aspiration video!

Activities for in the classroom or at home

Take a look at this page to find out about working in a kitchen or working in the food and beverage industry.

Local Programmes

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The Primary Buisness Partnership facilitate these fun and interactive morning or afternoon sessions (generally about 1.5 to 2 hours) for Year 5 and 6 pupils to broaden and raise their career aspirations.   Volunteers from the local businesses are invited to talk to the children about their career journeys to date.   We play a ‘Guess the job’ game with the children, give them the opportunity to interview the volunteers or even get interviewed themselves.

We are keen to adapt this session for KS1

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Morgan Sindall have produced a set of activity cards to demonstrate the wide range of careers in their industry.  Click the image below to download your pack (PDF file):

This programme is run by Kaefer. Students will learn how to recognise individual strengths and personalities.

ACTIVITY – students, employers and the teachers will all take the personality test to find which of the 6 animals they are. Each animal has 5 personality traits and suggested careers.

OUTCOME – look at how we can use our strengths and personalities effectively in school or in the workplace and how we interact with those around us.

LENGTH OF TIME – 1 hour

This event can be combined with the Kaefer Careers Aspirations session – see separate listing

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Phone: 01946 556470

A competition for primary school children across Cumbria which aims to engage children with leadership and entrepreneurship at a very young age in an accessible and fun way whilst inspiring and helping to develop, nurture and preserve their own creative confidence. Schools are partnered with local businesses to set up and run mini-enterprises over an 8 week period.

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Phone: 01900 824 822

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Every September, the National Science Museum head up to West Cumbria and present the REACT Foundation Science and Engineering Shows. These highly interactive and entertaining shows are held at various schools in the area and are open to both key stage 2 and 3 students, with a different show available for each age group. They are a fantastic opportunity to get younger students excited about science, and hopefully start to inspire the engineers of the future.

The Foundation will be contacting West Cumbrian Schools in January, so do keep an eye on the school inbox for an invite.

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Phone: 01946 813 778

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Enterprise Soapbox is a fantastic opportunity for your pupils to learn how to start a business from scratch. The Deep Blue Soapbox kit includes everything you need for a workshop where everyone in KS1 and KS2 can make soap, think about customers, package their great product and either pitch their idea or create a great display of their wares!

The kit features a brilliant handbook with loads of business, STEM, enterprise and environmental links as well as some great worksheets for KS2 to look at Water Usage.

There’s enough soap in the kits to make around 600 novelty soaps – so lots of workshops and activity days can be planned around the kits.

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National Programmes

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A comprehensive range of resources aimed at all student ages to help you show and explain what civil engineering is, why it’s important and what you need to do to become a civil engineer. Educational resources available by age group including lesson plans, workshops, nursery rhymes and colouring pages.

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CREST is the British Science Association’s scheme for STEM project work that inspires young people to think and behave like scientists and engineers.

It is a nationally recognised scheme for student-led project work in the STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering and maths).

CREST gives young people aged 5-19 the chance to choose their own subject and methodology when completing their hands-on investigation.

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The scheme is operated by the Centre for Industry Education Collaboration (CIEC) which is based at the University of York. The CIEC website offers a range of downloadable materials for teachers of the 4-12 age range.

The Children Challenging Industry scheme encourages the use of industrial contexts to enhance pupils’ experience of Working Scientifically, using real problems from science-based industries.

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Phone: 01904 322 523

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First Edition is the Engineering Development Trust’s programme to help enhance the Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) curriculum for young people aged 9 to 16. First Edition days at schools involve ‘hands on’ activities designed to excite and enlighten young people about the potential of STEM subjects. First Edition also provides opportunities for students to visit industry environments and gain a real world view of STEM challenges and careers.

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Phone: 01707 909410

The Make £5 Grow gives young people aged between 9 and 11 years old the experience of starting a small business using a £5 per-pupil-loan from Virgin Money. The scheme has been running for 6 years and has involved 800 primary schools and more than 60,000 pupils to date. Virgin Money provides lesson plans and resources to support the scheme.

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Phone: 0191 279 8001

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Rock Challenge is an educational and aspirational performing arts competition for students. The J Rock category is for students aged 7-11 years. Each school forms a team of between 10 and 100 students and that team develops an original piece of work involving dance, design and drama which reflects the personalities, hopes and interests of those who create it. Event days are held for each region and these comprise rehearsals and interaction during the day. In the evening each team perform their piece.

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For the first time National Careers Week is linking in to World Book Day with their primary resource ‘What’s Your Story?’ which is currently being developed.

National Careers Week – 1st – 6th March 2021

National Careers Week (NCW) is a celebration of careers information and free resources in education across the UK.

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National Careers Week – FREE CPD sessions 20th & 26th January 2021

The National Careers Week FREE CPD sessions on 20th and 26th January will allow participants to understand the background to #NCW2021, our free resources, our video channel and to answer any questions about how schools at all age and ability levels can benefit from getting involved. In our tenth anniversary we are launching our Virtual Careers Fair with plenty of floors and rooms of inspirational careers inspiration.

The two sessions are repeated and will allow participants to take notes and ask questions.

Book your FREE place now, register below:

https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/careers-week-cpd-webinars-registration-135506271907