Skills Festival

Schools and workplaces may be shut, but that doesn't mean that learning about the world of work has to stop. Now more than ever, it's vital that young people are able to connect with the world of work.

Our virtual skills festival, held 27 April - 19 June, will give young people the opportunity to speak to employers, develop key skills, and boost their future employability. 

Employers & Volunteers

By getting involved you will be able to play a leading role in helping young people develop crucial workplace skills, transforming their futures and boosting social mobility. Taking part is flexible and can be done at a time which suits you and your employers - and there's a range of events you can deliver. 

Events

There's a range of event activities you can deliver, all via videoconferencing. Volunteers will have the freedom to create their own content with guidance and support from Career Ready, aligned to suggested themes.

 

  • Skills workshop: Provide students with the skills and knowledge needed for a professional environment. Sessions last 30-60 minutes and can be delivered alone or in small groups.
  • Industry insights: Give students an opportunity to learn about different job sectors and roles. Sessions last 60 minutes and can be delivered alone or in small groups.
  • Career Ready masterclasses: Help student develop key skills for career success. Sessions last 60 minutes and can be delivered alone or in pairs.
  • Mental Wellbeing: Provide advice and support on mental health and wellbeing. Sessions last 30-60 minutes and can be delivered alone or in pairs. 
  • CV & application workshop: Boost students’ knowledge in creating CVs and job application forms. Sessions last 30-60minutes and can be delivered alone or in small groups.
  • CV Clinic: Give students 121 feedback and coaching on their CVs. Sessions last 30 minutes and must be delivered alone.
  • Mock interviews: Help students learn how to prepare for job interviews. Sessions last 30 minutes and must be delivered alone.

How to get involved

  • Think about the session you would like to host (come up with a title and start to think about content).
  • Check your availability between Monday 27 April - Friday 19 June, pick a date and time for your session.
  • Set up the session on your preferred video conferencing platform and invite digital.festival@careerready.org.uk
  • Complete our form using the video-conferencing link to your session.
  • We will get back to you within 3 days with confirmation and set up the activity on our Eventbrite page.
  • We will be holding briefing sessions, please see information below on how to attend.
  • Students will sign up via our Eventbrite and receive the relevant dial-in/weblink.

Get involved 

 

If you are interested in leading a session, please take a look at the downloadable resources. If you have any questions then please do get in touch with a member of our team.

Young People

Our Skills Festival will connect you with leading employers, helping you to develop crucial workplace skills and knowledge. We have a range of activities, led by volunteers from the world of work, for you to take part in via videoconferencing.

About the festival 

There's a range of exciting event activities you can take part in. Discover available dates and book your place on our Eventbrite page

Once you have signed up you will receive a confirmation email containing instructions and a link on how to attend. Sessions will appear throughout the festival so please do check back every week.

  • Skills workshop: Develop the skills and knowledge needed for a professional environment. Sessions last 30-60.
  • Industry insights: Learn about different job sectors and roles. Sessions last 60 minutes.
  • Career Ready masterclassesBoost your skills for career success. Sessions last 60 minutes.
  • Mental wellbeingGet advice and support on mental health and wellbeing.
  • CV & application workshopBoost your CV and job application knowledge.Sessions last 30-60 minutes.
  • CV clinic: Receive 121 feedback on your CV. Sessions last 30 minutes.
  • Mock interviews: Learn how to prepare for job interviews. Sessions last 30 minutes ​.​

Find & book an event 

Discover available dates and book your place on our Eventbrite page. Once you have signed up you will receive a confirmation email containing instructions and a link on how to attend. Sessions will appear throughout the festival so please do check back every week.

Stay up-to-date

During the Festival look out for our weekly bulletin, containing the following helpful information:

  • Relevant updates
  • Session schedule for the following week
  • A new 'spotlight on' employer case study 
  • Helpful resources sent in by our volunteers

If you would like more information on video conferencing platforms and how to use them, check out our e-mentoring page.

You can find out more in the support documents below.