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Careers in the Spotlight by Founders4Schools

From 03/Mar/2021 to 03/Mar/2021
Times: varied
Venue: Online
Price: Free

A live virtual event in conjunction with Careers Week 2021, designed to guide young people in decisions about their future career.

About this Event

In order to help young people make the right decisions about their future career path, it is essential that they have access to authentic and relevant experiences of the world of work in order to gain relevant insight, knowledge and skills. These events will provide essential support for young people in considering and pursuing their career choices and inspire them to make better informed decisions about their future.

Founders4Schools invites you to join this event where we bring together industry professionals from a range of sectors: Environment & Energy, Food & Drink, Financial Services, Engineering & Manufacturing and Science & Tech to talk to students about what it takes to have a fulfilling and successful career in these industries. F4S has partnered with Hitachi ABB, Innovate UK, Sage & 100 Women in Finance (any other partners/funders?) to present these events.

Teachers can join the CPD sessions and Parents are welcome to observe the sessions.


  • Book onto the individual sessions you are interested in, you are of course welcome to attend all the sessions but this is not a requirement.
  • Educators - book the sessions you would like your students to attend on their behalf and you will be sent a joining link for you to share with them.
  • Students/Parents - book the individual sessions you are interested in and you will be sent joining instructions.


Session 1: 09:45 - 10:15 Apprenticeships - an Alternative Pathway (For students 15-18 years - Teachers/Parents are welcome to observe)

Is the apprenticeship route for you and how do they work?

Session 2: 10:30 - 11:00 Spotlight: Environment, Energy and Food & Drink (For students 11-18 years - Teachers/Parents are welcome to observe)

Learn from industry professionals how rewarding a career in the Environment & Energy Sectors and the Food & Drink industry can be.

Session 3: 11:15 - 11:45 Spotlight: Financial Services (For Students 11-18years - Teachers/Parents are welcome to observe.)

One of the UKs biggest sectors is more than working for a bank. Students will discover a range of careers paths and what they need to join the sector.

Session 4: 12:00 - 12:30 Maths4Girls – The importance of Maths in any Career(For students 11-18 years - Teachers/Parents are welcome to observe)

Inspire students with successful business role models who share their passion for maths and how they use it in their career as well as everyday life

Session 5: 12:45 - 13:15 Relatable Role Models & Unconscious Bias (For teachers and careers leads)

We are putting a spotlight on the importance of relatable role models for young people and how to avoid unconscious bias.

Session 6: 13:30 - 14:00 Spotlight: Engineering & Manufacturing(For students 11-18 years - Teachers/Parents are welcome to observe.)

Role models from industry talk about the different pathways to a successful career in the world of engineering & manufacturing.

Session 7: 14:15 - 14:45 Spotlight: Science & Tech (For students 11-18 years - Teachers/Parents are welcome to observe)

Discover what led our role models from the world of Science & Tech into their career path and how you can follow.

Session 8: 16:00- 16:45 Skills needed for sustainability Careers (For teachers and career leads)

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