Here are some quick easy ideas to get careers into the curriculum:


  • On your subject noticeboard, display careers posters and photos and bios of former students who took your subject at HE, or did a related apprenticeship or job.

  • Ask your Careers Leader or the Careers Hub to arrange for a local employer to visit the class – face to face, or by MS Teams/equivalent.

  • Link a project to careers e.g. year 10 students can write about their work experience week during an English or Modern Foreign Languages lesson.

  • Invite a former student to talk to the class about studying or working in your subject – again, this can be face to face or virtually. 

  • Watch videos about people doing related jobs. East Sussex employer videos can be found at Get Career ConfidentCulture Shift and on the East Sussex County Council’s careers playlist. Nationally, iCould and BBC Bitesize Careers have more videos, by careers subject or job type.

  • Integrate stories of successful or famous people who studied the subject.

  • Use your careers history to exemplify change and choices in career. You could invite your students to interview you and other teachers.

  • Task your students with finding labour market information on occupations relating to your subject.

  • Deliver this lesson plan on the future of work, based on NESTA's latest statistics

  • Use these Equality and Human Rights Commission lesson plans to challenge preconceptions about who does what job.

  • Advice from Gildredge House School on how to implement Gatsby Benchmark 4 - please credit Gildredge House when you use their copyrighted material

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