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National Careers Week 2022

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At CPOA we are celebrating National Careers Week (NCW).

National Careers Week is a celebration of careers guidance, and how by linking education with the world of employment, it ensures our students get an important insight to the future of work and further learning. Research shows that college and school leaders believe careers education to be more important now than ever.

Better informed students result in better decision making.

Below are lots of activities for students and parents to take part in including the wheel of strength, wordsearches, videos to watch and information about what skills are needed in the workplace.

If students do any of the work and would like to show Mrs Carroll please submit it to

Hope Video

This is the official NCW2020 film, HOPE.

Hope features young people of secondary and sixth form age from Nottingham Academy discussing their thoughts and hopes for the future. The film openly talks about feelings of hope, stress and worries for the future, and gives practical advice on how to deal with such things. The duration is 7.45 minutes.

About Me

About Me

A quick and easy activity to start thinking about what you’ve got to offer besides exam results.

employer videos

Employer Videos

These are short 5-10 minute videos where a range of employers including local ones (Kellingheath Holiday Park and Larking Gowen – Chartered Accountants and Business Advisors) speak about their careers, what skills and qualifications are needed, routeways and progression routes in their industry.

wheel of strengths

Wheel of Strengths

Discover which jobs could suit you by picking your current skills, interests and personality traits.

Uncover roles that you might not have thought of before and find out how LifeSkills can help you develop your skills further.

The Parents’ Guide to – National Careers Week 2022

This guide provides parents with information to help their teenage children make the right choices for a successful future after GCSE and sixth form. The online guides provide information about apprenticeships, universities and revision techniques.

Virtual Careers Fair

Take part in the biggest celebration of careers across the United Kingdom…online!!!



Here you will find some of the very best careers videos from around the UK. Each month new films will be added to the channel, so keep an eye on it.

In The Future I Want To Be

We have launched a competition for all students to tell us what they want to be in the future. Be creative and either write or draw on the poster (click the image).

The Future of Work Guide

Navigating the future of work can be daunting and overwhelming, especially when there is so much uncertainty about it and there are a number of resources out there. This guide has been created to help us navigate and understand the future of work.

Virtual Work Experience Hub

Learn about the skills needed in the workplace through interactive tools, films and workplace briefings.

Home School Career Conversations

Worksheets for students and parents to do together. Will you find out something about each other that you didn’t already know?

Virtual Work Experience and Inspirational Work Encounters

Lots of helpful resources and information from organisations and businesses who are offering virtual work experiences, taster sessions, virtual tours, apprenticeships and guidance.

Speakers for Schools

Here you can book onto Virtual Insight Days, gain some Virtual Work Experience during the Twilight Sessions (after-school) and learn more about Virtual Work Experience Placements taking place during the Easter Holidays.

Career Wordsearches

Here you can find lots of wordsearches with loads of keywords relating to the industry sector. See how many you can get.

Career Crosswords

Here you can find lots of crosswords with loads of keywords relating to the different industry sector. Clues are provided to make it a real learning experience and each is provided with or without a word bank to support younger students.

Are you interested in a creative career in games, film or TV?

Discover your creative destiny and try this free quiz for a fun way to find out what department you’re most suited to!

WEX Norfolk: A Week in the World of…

A series of career-focused talks/Q&As with Norfolk employers, aimed at Y10+. Sessions are up to 1 hour with employers from the following sectors: Engineering & Manufacturing // Health & Social Care // Hospitality // The Visitor Economy // Uniformed Services // The Environment, Animals & Plants // Hair & Beauty. Coming soon: Sport & Fitness.


NHS Quiz

By completing this quiz, get a personalised NHS career ideas in just a few minutes! Give it a try!


Join a live Q&A with Joe Wicks MBE at their virtual Next Steps Fair on Tuesday 8th March @ 5pm!. As well as hearing from Joe Wicks, you’ll have the chance to learn about leading employers, universities, and apprenticeship providers in live sessions and drop by their virtual booths to chat with them directly!

Students can send any work that is completed to: by the 13th March.

More information and activities can be found on the National Careers Week website:

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