As part of our Futures service, our Schools Liaison Team work closely with schools, sixth forms, academies and IAG providers across Northamptonshire and surrounding counties delivering useful and relevant information to students.
Having once again secured Matrix accreditation in 2018, we have been recognised as being able to offer impartial information to support young people to make well informed, realistic decisions about their options, education and future career choices.
As qualified and experienced careers advisors, we are passionate about raising aspirations and motivating/empowering young people by providing them with advice and guidance when making their next step and considering their future.
'Ignite the Spark' Initiative
‘Ignite the Spark’ is an exciting, evolving initiative designed to support the teaching of STEM subjects within schools by delivering an annual programme of events to excite pupils and inspire them to consider science, construction or engineering careers.
Our ‘Ignite the Spark’ initiative recognises the power of partnerships between education and industry, providing pupils with the opportunity to learn directly from those actively working in STEM-related careers. By working together, we can make sure that all our young people and their parents are fully-informed about exciting career pathways.
Previous activities we have run for pupils in years 10 and 11 include:
- Science Masterclasses, in collaboration with the National Space Academy
- The Big Rig Low Carbon Challenge, with teams of eight competing to install a solar powered water system
- A week-long Construction Engineering Festival, including innovative workshops and presentations from TeenTech, Robot Wars winner Gabriel Stroud and a variety of STEM based taster sessions.
What can we offer you?
Our team of careers advisers are committed to supporting your work with pupils to increase their awareness of the full range of learning opportunities that are available to them. With extensive knowledge of vocational courses and progression routes, we can support you to meet the relevant requirement of the Gatsby benchmarks to provide your students with an encounter with a further education provider.
Currently we are exploring new ways to deliver this information and guidance, and will keep you updated via this web page and NC Connect, the schools liaison newsletter emailed to school careers contacts. A presentation will be circulated this term for your pupils to watch.
We are happy to discuss individual requirements and arrangements for your school and look forward to working with you.