Behold, your cheat-sheet to 2022/23’s careers events. There’s loads of exciting stuff going on in Buckinghamshire over the next year, which we’ve painstakingly pared down to five key shows, festivals and campaigns to help you identify the path to your dream role. Ready with a red marker? Let’s get planning.
Green Careers Week | 7th-12th November 2022 | Online
According to a global survey led by Bath University in 2021, around 60% of young people are ‘worried’ about climate change. If you’re one of these young people, keep an eye out for the inaugural Green Careers Week on Twitter. The national campaign, supported by STEM.org.uk, The Royal Society and the Met Office, aims to educate the future workforce about emerging technologies and opportunities that will change the world for the better. No pressure!
Futures Festival | 18th-19th November 2022 |Pinewood Studios
Pinewood Studios Futures Festival is where it’s at if you’re looking to break into the movie or TV industry in a behind-the-scenes role. From catering and groundskeeping to directing and set design, the event offers 14–22-year-olds an opportunity to explore hundreds of career paths through immersive experiences. Highlights include a series of panels and workshops with high-profile names which haven’t been announced yet, but we’re keeping our fingers crossed for Peter Jackson... Booking required.
National Apprenticeship Week | 6-12th February 2023 | Multiple locations
Now in its sixteenth year, National Apprenticeship Week is an annual celebration of – you guessed it – apprenticeships. The week will see 1,400+ virtual and in-person events take place across the country, including several opportunities to explore whether this alternative to university is for you. More details available soon.
Buckinghamshire Skills Show | 8th-9th March 2023 | Westcott Venture Park
The Buckinghamshire Skills Show is back – and if the success of this year’s event is anything to go by, you can expect great things from 2023. Over 120 businesses across a range of sectors, previous names include Google, Metro Bank and Cliveden House, will gather in Westcott Venture Park for two days of careers inspiration. We’re talking interactive stands, shows and talks. More details available soon.
Careers Jam | 27TH April 2023 | Online
Would you believe us if we told you could prepare for your future from the comfort of your sofa? Introducing Careers Jam. Aimed at 16-24-year-olds, the digital careers fair will feature a variety of panel discussions and workshops for industry leaders to share their experiences, advice and tips. Employers, training providers and educators will also host virtual booths where you can browse information, apply for jobs and arrange one-on-one meetings.