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National Careers Week 2024

National Careers Week 2024

 15 Feb 2024 | views: 1163 | Event

4th – 9th March 2024

We are again preparing to embark on a journey of exploration and possibilities as we gear up for National Careers Week 2024 (NCW). This annual celebration, taking place from 4th-9th March, is a dedicated time to inspire, educate, and empower individuals of all ages in their career pursuits.

This nationwide initiative aims to foster career development, promote educational pathways, and highlight the importance of making conversant career choices.  Our aim is to empower young people to make informed choices about their next steps by highlighting careers advice and information in a fun and engaging manner, so they are able to develop awareness and excitement about their future career pathways.

To celebrate the week and the opportunities available to young people, we will be hosting an array of diverse live and pre-recorded careers talks delivered by our amazing STEM Ambassadors from a varied range of STEM industry sectors.

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Secondary Live Talks

Thursday 29th February | 8.40am to 9.10am

Careers in Quantum Technologies
This special assembly on careers in Quantum Technologies will highlight a variety of career opportunities available in quantum measurement and how exciting developments will affect your world. Hear three researchers from the National Physical Laboratory (NPL) explain about their career journeys in quantum science, the fascinating research they are undertaking, and the exciting applications of it.

Monday 4th March | 8.40am to 9.10am

Space Careers with Airbus
STEM Ambassadors Harriet, Nikita and Nikki from Airbus Defence will talk about the personal routes they took into the UK's rapidly growing Space Industry and find out what it is like working on cutting-edge spacecraft design.


Tuesday 5th March | 8.40am to 9.10am

Careers at Google Cloud
STEM Ambassador Nick, a Customer Engineer at Google Cloud, will talk about his journey into Google, what he studied at school and what his first job was. Hear what life is like working at Google and learn some of the common skills and behaviours you should look to develop. You will also hear about having a successful career in technology without being an expert in Maths and Computing.


Wednesday 6th March | 8.40am to 9.10am

Financial Services Careers
STEM Ambassador Swati, a Data Management Lead at JPMorgan Chase, will explain about her role within financial services and her technology journey. She will offer practical advice for young individuals aspiring to have a career in technology.


Thursday 7th March | 8.40am to 9.10am

Careers within the Science Industry
STEM Ambassadors Jane, Senior Strategic Alliance Director and Dony, Director, Global Database Studies Team from Iqvia, will discuss their roles within the science industry. Jane will talk about her career journey in science from bench to boardroom and her professional growth through academia and healthcare. Dony will explain about his winding path from an East London comprehensive school to his current job and what excites him about science currently and what’s in store for the future!

Thursday 7th March | 12 noon to 12.45pm

Motivational Careers Talk
STEM Ambassador Joe has over 15 years' experience in computer science and STEM education working in London secondary schools. His motivational talk will encourage and empower 14 to 19yrs, who have aspirations about their future career with guidance on producing a plan of action for the steps needed to achieve their career goal. Hear how to stand out by upskilling yourself, volunteering etc, and how to choose a career path and create a personalised action plan.

Friday 8th March | 8.40am to 9.10am

A Career in Health Care
STEM Ambassador Tehmina, a Pathology Network Education Trainer at the NHS, will explain about her interesting career path to date which has many twists and turns covering many job roles. She will also talk about her work within histology and how she is currently involved in supporting trainee scientists in completing their registration across all pathology disciplines.


To book your place for any of these inspirational talks, please visit our Events Page. In addition, we will have a variety of on demand careers talks available throughout National Careers Week delivered by STEM Ambassadors from a range of STEM fields. Visit our STEM InSIGHT section to watch them and you can also watch our career talk videos!