CEIAG Hub – Diary Dates for 2018-2019 

Lead Facilitator:   Julie Wright         jwright@beaumontleys.leicester.sch.uk

Tuesday 11th June 2019

All taking place at Beaumont Leys School between 1pm-3pm


Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership (LLEP) and Careers and Enterprise Company (CEC) update! 

Hold the date! LLEP and CEC CPD event Sept 26 2019

The LLEP and CEC team are planning their annual CPD event for school and college staff across the LLEP area. Please hold September 26 2019, 9.00am-2.00pm in your diaries. The agenda is being planned, but it will include a sector focus, a labour market update/activity, the latest CEC news, an employer panel and more! The venue will be City Hall, Leicester, LE1 1FZ. More information and a booking link to follow shortly.

Dunelm offer to schools and colleges

Dunelm started as a market stall in Leicester and now has a billion pound turnover! This fantastic, expanding homewares retailer has a state of the art manufacturing centre in Birstall, and a head office in Syston, plus various stores. Dunelm are happy to support schools and colleges with careers fairs, talks or assemblies. Contact Paul Jenkins, Senior Resourcing Manager Paul.Jenkins@dunelm.com. Dunelm also has some apprenticeship vacancies in textiles (suitable for school/college leavers) closing June 16: https://www.dunelmcareers.com/vacancies/9944/textiles-apprenticeship.html  and four retail/digital degree apprenticeships: https://www.dunelmcareers.com/vacancies/8561/digital-apprenticeship-degree.html closing on 3 May 2019.

LLEP Skills for the Future 2018-2030 research

In late 2018 the LLEP finalised a detailed report on anticipated skills needs and sector analysis across the LLEP area, called Skills for the Future 2018-2030. The full report, and an easy use summary presentation, with notes, is now available on the LLEP website. Feel free to use any snippets from the research, or the full presentation to help your students and staff around local information on skills and employability. Click here to see more.

CEC new Provider Portal

There is a new CEC Provider Portal that schools and colleges can use to see what careers and enterprise provision is available in their area. You click on the link below, and search for careers activities; and can further refine results by Gatsby Benchmark, key stage, subject and cost, see: https://www.careersandenterprise.co.uk/find-activity-provider. Any feedback on this new tool is welcome.

National College for High Speed Rail open days

HS2 will create 25,000 jobs at it’s peak, so it’s more important than ever to promote the innovative skills that the National College for High Speed rail are encouraging young people to study in order to stem the potential skills gap. The sites at Birmingham and Doncaster are dedicated High Speed Rail colleges, where learners engage with state of the art  virtual and augmented reality learning offers. To help students see what being a learner at the NCHSR is like, there are rail taster events at

Doncaster (April 10) Birmingham (April 9); to book and find out more, call Learn By Design on 01827 316 297 or see http://www.learnbydesign.co.uk/nchsr-taster-sessions/. If travel is an issue, some ‘outreach sessions’ may be available, with assembly or workshop input. Contact Learn by Design to discuss this.

Help with LinkedIn

LinkedIn is a great way to promote your school or college to local businesses, and can encourage them to get involved with your organisation.  At the recent City CEIAG Hub meeting attendees were given an update on how to best promote their school or college using LinkedIn.  Just a heads up that if you need help with setting up, or promoting your school or college on LinkedIn, our LLEP Enterprise Coordinators (ECs) are very proficient at LinkedIn and can help!  Email your EC direct, or if your school or college doesn’t have an EC, email EAN@LLEP.org.uk

New BTEC Sports Diploma linked to football and basketball

The Leicester Riders Foundation have formed a new partnership with LCFC Community Trust to offer 16-18 year olds the opportunity to gain a BTEC Sports Diploma alongside a football and basketball training programme, gaining recognised NGB Coaching qualifications and an employability package. The provision is based at the Leicester Arena (from Sept 2019).  The Foundation are also offering to visit schools with Leicester Riders professional basketball player Harrison Gamble and LCFC Community Trust Coach Adam Martin to offer students an insight into the programme, see some basketball skills and to let students ask any questions.  This could be a taster session during a year 11 PE lesson should you not have capacity for an assembly. Students can see the programme via UCAS progress on https://www.ucasprogress.com/course/2591127/btec-level-3-extended-diploma-in-sport. To arrange visits, contact Kayleigh Budd, kayleigh@leicesterriders.co.uk 0116 255 8635. Some open days are also planned, click here for a flyer.

Speakers for Schools careers talks offer

Speakers for Schools aims to level the playing field for young people specifically from state secondary schools by increasing access to leading inspirational figures and their organisations – all for free. They do this through a programme of assembly-style school talks, and the S4SNextGen work experience programme, plus access to free careers resources, helping to build pathways to the top for students who lack professional connections. Click here to read more. They also have some hints and tips from employers and students on how to get the best from work experience, click here.

Labour market lesson plans (ages 13-18)

Most of you will be aware of the pack of labour market lesson plans from the National Careers Service, and also the World Skills Career Planning Toolkit, with a range of activities for all levels (if you are not already aware, they can be sourced from the LLEP web page here. The LLEP also has a labour market presentation with notes, that schools and colleges can utilise as they see fit, which gets young people to think about businesses in the area and employability skills. Email anna.cyhan@llep.org.uk for a copy.

McDonalds curriculum linked resources (ages 15-18)

McDonalds have recently updated their careers pages, and have now created three curriculum linked challenges, with lesson plans, free to all. The challenges are on Business StudiesFood Preparation and Careers and Employability. The website also includes short videos. All resources are free. Click curriculum linked challenges to see more.

Digital skills: BIMA Digital Day (ages 13-16)

BIMA Digital Day is an annual free event (12 Nov this year) and enterprise competition linking digital industry professionals in companies to schools to talk to them about digital careers and take part in challenges . Schools can sign up via the site as can companies. See more on:  https://www.bimadday.org.uk/

Digital skills: Digital Enterprise Award (all ages)

iDEA is The Duke of York Inspiring Digital Enterprise Award – a digital offer where anyone (children, young people and adults) can learn digital, enterprise and employability skills for free, and gain badges, certificates and awards. Everything is done online and there are some excellent teacher resources too.


BBC Bitesize new careers resources

To coincide with National Careers Week, BBC Bitesize has launched a brand-new collection of free, online resources offering a wealth of careers inspiration and advice that schools and colleges can utilise. Click the link to see a range of case studies on different careers, information on what job different subjects link to, information on interviews and much more.

Nesta: The Future of Skills resources (ages 13-18)

Nesta have produced ‘The Future of Skills: Employment in 2030’ report, unpacking how employment is likely to change and the implications for skills. Nesta have also produced some resources to help schools and colleges convey some key messages from the research. Resources include a one-hour lesson plan with short modules for flexible delivery in tutor time or PSHE. There are also PowerPoint slides and a short animated video

SPARK webinar on nursing

SPARK is a new free, careers resource offering employer webinars; all users need to do is register online. Focused around STEAM, the first webinar was sponsored by the NHS and highlighted nursing careers, and also featured Dr Alex George. You can now access the Spark NHS webinar on ‘catch up’, see https://www.sparkcareers.org/nhs-nursing. More webinars are being planned.


All information accurate at date of publish. For more information about this update contact:

Anna Cyhan: anna.cyhan@llep.org.uk
Leicester & Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership (LLEP) City Hall, 115 Charles Street, Leicester, LE1 1FZ 
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