National campaigns promote employability skills

Career Ready is taking part in four national campaign weeks in March, designed to promote careers options and employability skills to young people.

Scottish Apprenticeship Week, National Apprenticeship Week, National Careers Week and British Science Week all take place in March. Career Ready will be taking part in all four campaigns, aiming to inspire students and support schools and employers to understand what they can do to promote the best possible careers guidance to young people. 

Ian Nichol, Career Ready’s STEM Development Manager, said: “We are delighted to be taking part in these campaign weeks, and we hope to promote important advice and information to our students and alumni.

“It’s been great to see how many Career Ready students have gone on to apprenticeships in the last few years – a trend we hope will continue. Apprenticeships provide a great alternative to university, particularly, within STEM subjects where students can earn while they learn. 

“We hope that these campaigns help students to see how many options they have and help them make the important choice about what is best for them.”

To get involved in the campaigns, please follow the accounts below on Twitter:

  • Scottish Apprenticeship Week, 29 February - 4 March - @apprentice_scot, #ScotMAWeek16
  • National Careers Week,  7 – 11 March - @CareersWeek #NCW2016
  • National Apprenticeship Week, 14 – 18 March – @Apprenticeships, #NAW2016
  • British Science Week, 11– 20 March – @ScienceWeekUK, #BSW16 

The NCW website has a number of resources available to schools and colleges to help them prepare for the campaign. The website also has a number of films that explain different career routes and a selection of infographics which highlight potential future areas of growth in the UK.

Scottish Apprenticeship Week aims to show that Modern Apprenticeships work for businesses, young people and the Scottish economy. Organised by Skills Development Scotland (SDS), the campaign highlights the commitment of businesses that have decided to invest in the skills of their workforce. 

If you are interested in taking part in any of the campaigns please make sure you are following @CareerReadyUK on Twitter, or @IAmCareerReady for students and alumni, and watch out for our posts throughout the week.