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London Careers Festival is an annual summer event which seeks to connect pupils with the world of work.
We believe that exposure to the world of work is essential for learners of all ages. London Careers Festival (LCF) does just that by connecting pupils with the world of work, so not only are they introduced to the diverse array of opportunities offered across Greater London and beyond, but to fuel their imaginations, develop their skills and inspire their futures.
In 2020, 100% of teachers responded positively to the festival
London Careers Festival 2021 will build on the success of previous year’s events (2019 & 2020) which connected over 7,500 pupils with more than 120 organisations. The event will be delivered virtually for the third time this year between 28 June – 2 July 2021.
Due to circumstances surrounding COVID19, London Careers Festival (LCF) 2021 will be delivered virtually. The focus will be on what pupils can do either at home or online and to offer flexible resources that schools and parents can easily use.
Our aim with the event will to provide a range of skills and career related resources for pupils, parents and teachers to explore virtually. This will include:
We are experienced in connecting pupils and schools to the world of work virtually (as we did so in 2020) and will continue to work towards this mission in 2021.
We are excited to reveal that the programme for LCF 2021 is now available!
So have a look at the programme to see what you can expect from the festival this year. We have a number of webinars and workshops to choose from over the week including those being delivered by the likes of Natwest, Bloomberg, Role Models and others. So don’t wait, book now!
Click here to view the programme.
London Careers Festival aims to:
100% of teachers agreed that London Careers Festival was relevant to young people in 2020
A key theme for the London Careers Festival, is what we call ‘Fusion Skills’.
Fusion Skills are a set of 12 skills which employers have told us are fundamental to the world of work now and in the future
In the 2019 festival, it emerged that pupils’ found it easier to talk about the skills they want to use when they leave school (e.g. being creative, working in teams) rather than specific jobs. Similarly, many employers were interested in showcasing the skills you need to work in their jobs rather than the industry or sector they were in.
So we now enable schools the opportunity to filter the events by Fusion Skills which employers will be promoting and showcasing. This should support pupils to think about what skills they have and what they will need to develop as they think about their future careers..
The 12 Fusion skills are:
The London Careers Festival is for pupils from the following age group:
Any queries ahead of London Careers Festival, please do email the London Careers Festival team at email@example.com
For several years, the Livery Schools Link (LSL) have hosted the Livery Showcase which invites pupils from across London to hear from trades and professionals related to the Livery Companies to learn about the jobs on offer, talk to employers, and receive advice on pathways and routes to employment.
Similarly, The Stationer’s Company hosted Apprentice 18 in 2018 at which 30 businesses and potential employers in the communications and content industries hosted stands at Ravensbourne University to discuss apprenticeship opportunities with over 300 pupils from academies across Greater London.
The vision for the London Careers Festival was to bring together these two highly-valued and successful events and amplify them with the many and long-standing industry partnerships of the City Corporation to collaborate on a week-long festival focused on linking learners to professionals, employers and apprenticeship providers across a range of jobs and sectors. Schools across London would be invited to participate with a choice of events and workshops across the week.
So London Careers Festival was launched and delivered for the first time in 2019! Apprentice 19 and the Livery Showcase took center stage over two days at the Guildhall, and a range of employers across London hosted ‘fringe’ career events in their workplaces. There were 5,046 bookings, from 113 schools, hosted by 128 organisations and Livery Companies for events in 2019.
100% of teachers agreed that London Careers Festival was interactive in 2020
The Apprentice Futures website is designed to help anyone seeking to find out more about Apprenticeships. From what an apprenticeship is, potential apprenticeship roles in specific industries and sectors, information and feedback from apprentices themselves about what it is like to be an apprentice, to organisations that can help identify, recruit and manage placements as well as those that give general career advice and guidance.
Apprentice Futures is an initiative by the Worshipful Company of Stationers and Newspaper Makers. We are a Livery Company in the City of London granted a royal charter in 1557, our membership has strong links with the Communications and Content Industries. You can find out more about us here: www.stationers.org.
The Stationers have supported those undertaking Apprenticeships in our Industries for centuries so it is only natural that we continue to do so, promoting and advocating apprenticeships to potential candidates through our membership and through the use of new technology. We think it is important to encourage and support the aspirations of young people across the country as they consider their post-school choices as well as the ambitions of others who may already be in employment but looking to take on new skills and/or make a career change through an apprenticeship.
Please browse the website and give us any feedback you would like to by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org – we welcome all feedback, be it positive or constructively critical, so that we can continue to adapt the website to make it more and more useful.
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