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A non-exhaustive list that might help those affected by school closures.*

Careers Support

  • Tools, templates and lessons to help students continue with their career planning
  • Including: Success at School, Prince's Trust, Amazing Apprenticeships, BBC Bitesize Careers, Careers & Enterprise Company, LMI for All
  • For: 11-19 year olds, Year 10, Year 12, Year 13 and Teachers
  • icanbea... video guide
    • What better place to start then our video introduction to this site and how it can help identify local opportunities and ideas for careers?
  • icanbea... student support page
    • Information for students on next steps and where to get help and advice.
  • CV Wizard
    • Quickly create a CV from your phone or computer, using your free icanbea... account.
  • Post 16 Options (National Careers Service)
    • In England you must stay in some type of education or training until you are 18. There are many options available when you turn 16, look at what option best suits you and your situation, strengths and interests.
  • Post 18 Options (National Careers Service)
    • There are a lot of options to choose from at 18. What’s right for you will depend on your situation and the career or job you have in mind. 
  • Guidance to support Summer 2021 exams
    • What schools, colleges and students need to know about taking GCSEs, AS and A levels and other qualifications in summer 2021.
  • Careers Week Videos 
    • Collection of informative Vimeo videos from National Careers Week (NCW) - iinvolving careers practitioners, teachers, students, parents and employers to help better inform our future talent about the world of work.
  • Step into the NHS
    • Step into the NHS provides resources for teachers to help their students to discover careers and jobs in the NHS. There are competitions available for KS2 and KS3 classes, and resources aimed at KS4.
  • STEM Learning
    • STEM career resources for secondary schools and colleges
  • Careers & Coffee
    • A wide variety of employers are invited to discuss career journeys and different professions.
  • BBC Bitesize Careers
    • Whether you’re deciding what to study, taking your exams, planning a career, or just curious, Bitesize explains the world of work, with advice from people who've found the right path for them.
  • Success at School
  • Virtual / Digital open Days (UCAS)
    • Virtual Open Days for Universities and Colleges
  • Virtual Tours (UCAS)
    • Virtual tours and videos from universities and colleges, so you can see what it's like on campus and what facilities are available.
  • Employer Virtual Tours (icanbea...)
    • Our 360 degree tours were produced for key businesses in the Ipswich area and funded through the Ipswich Opportunity Area project.  Now kindly released for general viewing, the tours are a great way to explore these employers using photography, sound and video.
  • Prince's Trust
    • Help getting a job  - For 16 to 30's who want to gain experience, skills, training and the confidence to get into work.
  • Amazing Apprenticeships
    • Student Apprenticeship Guide - Interactive and includes 10 hours of self-directed learning activities. Perfect for Year 12 and 13 considering apprenticeships.
  • Life Skills
    • To help you keep planning your future career. 
  • Army
    • Engaging lessons that include; assemblies, stand-alone lessons and complete schemes of work.
  • Careerometer (LMI For All)
    • The LMI for All project provides a tool can be used to explore and compare key information about occupations to support the process of identifying potential careers.
  • Skillsometer (LMI For All)
    • The LMI for All project provides a tool can be used to explore skills and which jobs they might be useful for.
  • The Brilliant Club (YouTube)
    • The Brilliant Club exists to increase the number of pupils from underrepresented backgrounds progressing to highly selective universities. Lots of advice and tips videos.
  • Springpod
    • Live & interactive careers talks. Be inspired by superstar role models and discover exclusive career advice from influential leaders – all delivered online.
  • Careers Advice Toolkit
    • Digital Careers Advice Toolkit is a guide to supporting young people with employability skills and careers information.
  • Virtual Work Experience (Speakers for Schools)
    • Virtual Work Experience (VWEX) programme to address the need for high quality work experience, in communities which often have a disconnect between the aspirations of young people, and the presence of outstanding employers.
  • The Wow Show
    • Videos break down the walls between the classroom and the workplace and creates memorable encounters with inspirational people.
  • Future Made - Careers in Construction
    • Across the country young people are building the lives they want in the construction industry. Meet them through these video case-studies and discover more about what a career in construction could offer you.
  • Morgan Sindall - Live Chat
    • Check in at Morgan Sindall's Learn Live page to chat about their careers in construction. 
  • Employability Skills Toolkit
    • Free lesson plans and resources to download for different age groups and on a range of subjects including Financial Literacy, Business Case Studies and Soft Skills
  • Rhod Gilbert's Work Experience (iPlayer)
    • TV series Following comedian Rhod Gilbert as he tries out different jobs across Wales.
  • Amazon: Future Engineer
    • Childhood-to-career programme aimed at inspiring and educating students to try computer science and coding. (Especially aimed at students from lower-income backgrounds) 
  • Engineering: Take a Closer Look
    • Parent and teacher information to help inspire young people into engineering careers. 
  • Intogames 
    •  Find a career, build a game, go to an event, get a mentor, find opportunities
  • How Construction Could Save the World (Virtual Conference)
    • A panel of speakers will inspire you with the amazing ways you could save the world by considering a career in construction. Free for students and educators, taking place via the Zoom conference hosting platform on Thursday 11th June
  • Curriculum-linked employment lessons (Teacher led)**
    • Aimed at teachers, these curriculum-linked lesson templates were created for the Ipswich Opportunity Area project and are designed for teachers to run classes with their students to look at local employment sectors, the opportunities they can offer and other basic Labour Market Information (LMI). Each lesson makes use of the icanbea website and additional resource documents to provide activities such as research tasks and class challenges. Specific and general teacher notes are included for each lesson plus additional reading and articles for teachers and students.
  • Careers in Esports (British Esports Association)
    • As esports has developed, it has created thousands of new jobs across the world. Take a look at the different types of roles available, ask the experts about their jobs and explain how you can land your dream role in esports. With 81% of children playing video games online nowadays, games are arguably a larger part of their lives than ever before. Parents may also be interested in getting up top speed on the benefits of esports, career options and age ratings too, in this handy parents guide
  • My Learning My Future
    • Suite of Benchmark 4 resources to support subject teaching staff, from over 20 subjects at KS3 & 4 highlighting the relevance of students' subjects to future careers and opportunities (Careers & Enterprise Company)
  • The parents guide to...
    • For parents with teenage children aged between 14 and 19 years old. Information to help them advise their children on making the right decisions on what to do after GCSE and sixth form and understanding the choices they have.
  • Balfour Beatty – “Meet the…” Series
    • Every Thursday at 10am through the rest of the year, Balfour Beaty will interview different people from the construction industry to find out about their career path and the options available to young people to enter a similar career path. You can join through the link above (title) or here.Please pre-register where possible.
  • Clean Energy from the Enterprise Advisor Network
    •  An online database with resources to support students in exploring the Clean Energy sector as a future pathway

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*Most of the resources on this page are not owned, hosted, produced by or monitored by icanbea.  All resources mentioned are provided in good faith as general recommendations for online learning.  Please exercise the normal caution when accessing online materials (on the Internet and) external to the icanbea platform.

**Curriculum-linked lesson plans created for icanbea under the Ipswich Opportunity Area Project

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