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National Careers Week Resources



National Careers Week is celebrating its 10th Anniversary this year, from 1st- 6th March, a year when hope for the future and belief in the potential of careers is needed more than ever.

We recognise that a lot of young people and families are experiencing feelings of worry or uncertainty around future careers.  You and your family, like most of us, have perhaps wondered if career opportunities will be effected by the pandemic, and what that might mean for the future of young people.

We want to encourage families to have conversations about careers and the future, especially this year in these challenging times.  You can support young people to start exploring, spark their curiosity and build hope for their future by talking about careers during National Careers Week.  

We have some resources to help.  These can be found on 






As part of National Careers Week, Thursday 4th March is National Skills Day! A chance for teachers, students and employers to talk about the skills that are essential in the world of work – whatever your pathway.

Virtual Careers Fair – Skills Zone

Head to the Virtual Careers Fair and explore the Skills Zone where you will find click-and-play videos on each of the 8 essential skills – plus hear an HR professional talking about why these skills are so important for young people entering the world of work.

Visit The Skills Day Page


WEDNESDAY 3RD MARCH - Health Careers

NHS Health Careers is proud to sponsor National Careers Week 2021, the biggest celebration of careers guidance and free resources across the UK!

We have lots of resources to help you inspire your students to consider a career in the NHS. Everything you need is on the Health Careers website, but we’ve included a few ideas below too.
Careers quizzes
Our online quizzes are an invaluable way to get personalised NHS career ideas in just a few minutes! Give them a try:

Work experience
We know that getting work experience is particularly tricky at the moment, so you may find our work experience guide and work experience ideas helpful.



TUESDAY 2ND MARCH #tidaltuesday

Careers at Sea / National Careers Week 2021

Welcome to #TidalTuesday! Here’s a short outline of what you can expect from Careers at Sea today and in the future to help advise your student about career pathways into an exciting career in the Merchant Navy!

Careers at Sea is the national promotional body for the Merchant Navy, the collective name for the commercial shipping industry. Working in partnership with the shipping industry and under the instruction of the Merchant Navy Training Board (MNTB), ‘Careers at Sea’ is the most up to date source of unbiased information about the range of fantastic careers available to people in the Merchant Navy.

What is the Merchant Navy?

The Merchant Navy is a term used to describe commercial shipping i.e. tankers, bulk carriers, ferries, cruise ships – click here for more on what the Merchant Navy do.

"Imagine taking control of steering a cruise ship over 300m long. How about being part of the team running and maintaining the ships engines, some as big as double decker buses! Whether you end up being part of a crew moving essential materials and food across the world, providing transport for people across channels of water or supporting research vessels, there’s a place for you. Get on board a career in the Merchant Navy. Start with Careers at Sea."


#tidaltuesday. To Sea Or Not To Sea?


"Fully sponsored training programmes, a step away from the 9-5 for a career like no other. Whether it’s engineering, navigation or electro-technical roles, Careers at Sea can show you how to start, from interest to application. Find out more about roles on board here and how to apply on our website."


Our Careers at Sea Ambassador programme

Hear it first-hand:

We have a team of Careers at Sea Ambassadors; former serving and training seafarers who volunteer their time to visit schools and youth groups across the UK. They can come and speak about their experiences training and working in the Merchant Navy – what beats first-hand stories?

Our website will take you through everything you need to know from interest to application.

We’ve also got lots of free resources on our dedicated National Careers Week page, including videos, access to nautical college resources and interviews with cadets (those in training) and college lecturers.

Want to hear more?

Get in touch:

Have you registered for our webinar?

There’s still time to register for our FREE webinar 2 March 2021. Register here for a focus session on Engineering and Electro-Technical routes

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Natwest Group / National Careers Week 2021


NatWest Group are proud to sponsor National Careers Week for the 6th year in a row. Our purpose is to champion the potential of people, families and businesses and NCW are a perfect partner to help us do exactly that. 

The theme of Believe really resonates with us, this year more than ever, and we’re delighted to be able to partner with NCW and help bring all these brilliant resources together to help young people thrive in this particularly challenging time. 

We have a range of opportunities and resources available for everyone, regardless of age and experience. Our website shares a lot of information about the types of opportunities we offer – apprenticeships, insight weeks, intern and graduate programmes. You can find everything you need to know here – the ‘meet the team’ section is filled with short clips from our apprentices and graduates, and our recruitment and marketing team too so you’ll hear what it’s like to work here on one of our programmes as well as how to apply. 

We’re hosting two Careers Conversation sessions for parents, caregivers and teachers during NCW, where we’ll talk through our apprenticeship and graduate opportunities. These sessions are really informative and will give you some great content to share with your network – the sign up information is below – come along and chat to us!

Careers Conversations for parents/caregivers
Tuesday 2 March 4pm


Finally, we have a brilliant Career Kickstart platform that is filled with resources that you can use to help you start looking at career opportunities and plan for the future. There are loads of downloadable tools and worksheets to help with CV writing, interview tips, resilience and mindset and much more. Take a look here – it’s all really useful and there’s something for everyone.
At NatWest Group we’re passionate about helping young people champion their potential, and we really believe in you. So believe in yourselves, now more than ever, and get involved with National Careers Week 2021 and let us help you get your career off to a great start.
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"NatWest Group are proud to be sponsoring National Careers Week and as part of our all year round celebration of careers, we’ve put together a new guide to help you understand the different ways that you can start your career with us, along with some top tips on how to apply. Our guide provides a spotlight on apprenticeship, internship and graduate roles – if you’re at school or university and still deciding on what’s right for you, this is a great way to learn about our opportunities" 







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