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National Careers Week 2024

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Teacher guiding students on the use of robotics in a computing lesson.

This year National Careers Week will run from 4 to 9 March 2024. The aim of this week is to spread career guidance and resources for students. In doing this, it provides an opportunity for students to gain inspiration to make informed decisions about their futures and the possible career paths.

We have collated some of our own resources, as well as those from our friends at CAS and Tech She Can, to highlight how you can inspire your students into computing related careers.

Primary resources

Tech She Can: Generative AI exploration – KS1 and 2
Join Tech She Can for this short lesson which introduces working in tech in a child-friendly way. Delve into the realm of Generative AI, help your pupils foster a love for technology, and pave the way for future tech enthusiasts.

Computing at school resource: Computer people and their stories - KS2

This ready to use lesson features people past and present who work in computing, as well as describing various jobs within the computing field. This resource is complete with a full PowerPoint, worksheet and has three activities including a word search, missing words, and creating a poster.

Cross-phase resources

Support from Computing Ambassadors - Computing Ambassadors are volunteers who offer their time free of charge to bring Computing to life. Your school can request a visit, either face-to-face or virtually, to inspire your students about the range of computing careers.

Careers resources linking to the Gatsby Benchmarks - Gain inspiration from the NCCE’s selection of resources and stories to support your teaching. This page on the CAS website also offers resources and inspiration to help young people make informed choices about their future and demystify career and education pathways. For even more inspiration and guidance on how you can support National Careers Week

Secondary resources

The world of work - KS4
This unit from the Teach Computing Curriculum will facilitate a deeper comprehension of the methods employed by organisations and the impact the use of IT in the working environment has on all stakeholders.

Computer science journeys - KS4 and 5
Discover Isaac Computer Science’s monthly interview series and learn from passionate educators and recently-graduated computer scientists who are in a huge range of computing-related fields!

Computing at school resource: pathways into technology - KS4 and 5

The London and Essex Computing Hub produced a series of short engaging videos (each 5-10 minutes long) aimed at students encouraging them to choose Computer Science. Each video asks why and how the interviewee chose their career path, as well as the benefits of a career in technology

For more support, visit our brand new careers page.