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Activities for school leavers

Activities for school leavers
As years 11s and 13s prepare to leave school, pupils are strongly encouraged to maximise opportunities that develop their future goals and dreams. We’ve highlighted some of the many virtual activities happening during the rest of the term to help keep them energised and excited about their potential plans.

That Interview Experience is a series of podcasts created by Ash Taylor (a Buckinghamshire Enterprise Adviser) for school leavers, where he interviews business leaders about interview expectations, what’s required from a CV and all things relating to overcoming that first interview experience. 

Your Internship Experience UK for over 18s is starting on 28 June. It’s an immersive, virtual experience which will help build connections with employers and introduce you to industry experts to understand what really makes you successful in a particular sector.

STEM Clubs Week 2021 from STEM Learning will take place on 21 – 25 June, with a theme of Sport and Exercise. Designed for all year groups, it has an exciting timetable of virtual sessions created to inspire young people, including talks, fun challenges and webinars. The sessions will be streamed live on YouTube that week and the schedule will be announced soon on their website.

Dom Digs In follows employees at ten of the UK’s most essential employers as they go about their daily tasks and work. The last few months have shown just how important jobs like roadside assistance, vets and frozen food manufacturers are to the smooth running of the country

CyberFirst introduces young people with a passion for computing and the digital world to the intricacies and opportunities of cyber security. Their programme of free online summer courses could be just the thing to develop essential skills and bring a fresh purpose to the long summer break. 
The Smallpeice Trust have designed a number of challenges to complete at home, using materials that would normally be thrown out in the recycling. Challenge your friends and family, get creative and make it your own!

icould.com contains real stories to inspire, including videos, job information and ideas for the future. Take the buzz quiz to start thinking about your career and personality type.

Competitions and challenges are a great way of getting the creative juices flowing while developing skills in whatever your area of interest is. Here are a couple to start with:

Cinemagic is looking for imaginative and original films made by young people to be screened online as part of CINEMAGIC YOUNG FILMMAKER 2021. The films can be about anything at all! ­ Fact or fiction, comedy or drama, news programme or documentary.

STEM Clubs Week Competition 2021 are challenging young people to design a piece of wearable technology for use in an Olympic event.

Burberry Creative Online Challenge gives students the chance to work on a creative project and engage with global issues such as sustainability, and they could be in with the chance of winning a trip to Burberry’s headquarters to pitch their idea and receive a Burberry product!

Preparing For Your Future is a free online course to help 14-16 year olds build skills and careers confidence over the long summer break. The courses will boost skills and career confidence and students will get a certificate for their CV when you complete each course!

Journey To Work is a free online course to help young people aged 17+ build skills and careers confidence before they take their next steps. The 8 courses will help young people explore their strengths, needs, and what they want to do in the future. 

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