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Careers Annual Newsletter 2022
Careers Wales is here to support your child when they have to make important decisions about subjects, courses, careers, training, jobs and more. As parents and carers, you will also have a key role to play in helping your child make career decisions. Take a look at the Careers Wales newsletter to see how you can access information and resources that will enable you to support your child as they make career decisions. If you would like to get in touch, please contact me on firstname.lastname@example.org
National Deaf Children’s Society (NDCS) partnership
We’ve recently developed a new partnership with the NDCS Cymru, to enhance our careers support offer to deaf young people. The charity is providing additional training to our advisers, to further develop their understanding of deaf awareness and accessibility, and their ability to identify the key careers information that affects deaf young people. Read more on our news page.
Tailored Work Experience (TWE)
As lockdown measures ease in the coming months, and more employers across key sectors start to reopen, we hope to be able to facilitate a greater number of TWE placements as part of the ESF funded regional projects, including TRAC, Cynydd and I2A. Please discuss any potential referrals with your careers adviser who will be happy to provide an update.
Career Check and Hwb
Following the successful launch of the Careers Wales website last year we have reviewed how school users were registered, how they logged into the old Careers Wales website and how their accounts were managed.
As part of this review, we have been in discussion with Welsh Government to enable pupils to log into certain applications on the Careers Wales website using their Hwb log-in details. The first application that this new service will be available for is our new version of Career Check - the survey is facilitated by the school-based careers adviser and is for pupils in Year 10/11 to enable the adviser to assess their level of career planning and helps us to diagnose the level of guidance that young person requires.
We will be working with the Hwb team to look at future collaborations on Careers Wales applications. Your careers adviser will be in touch with you to discuss how best to support pupils to complete this survey this year. It will still be possible for pupils to complete Career Check without accessing the survey through the website. If you have any questions on this new service, please contact your school's careers adviser or the Careers Wales helpline and we'll be happy to discuss alternative arrangements.
Choose Your Future events
Between 9 and 11 March we held a series of virtual ‘Choose Your Future’ events, targeted at pupils in year 9 and above, each focussing on the areas of north Wales, South Wales and west Wales.
The events provided an opportunity for young people in these regions to find out more about the world of work and learn more about opportunities within priority sectors and industries for those areas.
Local employers also attended the event, offering talks from industry experts, providing information about specific roles and opportunities, as well as answering live questions, and making it a fantastic opportunity to equip young people with the knowledge to make important upcoming decisions about their futures.
Over 4,600 young people attended across the 40+ sessions available, with the west Wales sessions receiving the most attendance. The most popular industry sessions across the series included construction, health and social care, food and land-based, and creative industries.
Tata Steel Apprenticeship Presentation (01/03/2020)
Tata Steel currently has a number of Apprenticeship (suitable for GCSE students & above) & Higher Apprenticeship (suitable for A-Level students) opportunities on offer, across a variety of job roles. Here’s a link to a recording of a live presentation.
Online Careers Event
An online careers event for pupils from year 9 upwards. Pupils don't need to book in advance for any session. They just click on the button alongside the session on the day, at the time listed, and join the live session.
Welsh Sessions - (10/03/2020)
English Sessions - (11/03/2020)