NYBEP Support for National Careers Week and National Apprenticeship Week 2017 #NAW2017

Each year, during National Careers Week and National Apprenticeship Week, the team at NYBEP facilitate a wide range of employability, enterprise and careers events; aimed at raising aspirations and preparing young people for their future.

2017 was no exception! Here’s a summary of the activities supported between 6-10th March:


Apprenticeship Support and Knowledge Sessions

Impartial information sessions on ‘What is an Apprenticeship’.  Learners (from small groups to entire cohorts) receive a presentation – created for the Apprenticeship, Knowledge and Support Project, on behalf of the National Apprenticeship Service – providing them (and their teachers/parents) with impartial information about Apprenticeships and Traineeships. Schools taking part:

·         Withernsea High School

·         Lady Lumley’s School, Pickering

·         Malet Lambert School, Hull

·         Millthorpe School, York




1,580 Learners (Y10-13)


4 Schools

 “Great assembly from @NYBEP informing Y9 students about apprenticeships” (Millthorpe student)

‘Successful Futures’ Careers Fair

An interactive careers fair (hosted at Coventry University, Scarborough Campus) providing learners with an opportunity to learn about options available to them in Further and Higher Education as well as hearing directly from local young Apprentices in a series of short talks. Followed by a chance to speak to employers, apprentices, training providers, Universities and Colleges from Scarborough and further afield in the ‘Careers Zone’. Attendees included: Nestle, Flamingo Land, Dale Power Solutions, Yell.com, Stephen Joseph Theatre, Barclays Bank, Pinkney Grunwells, Derwent Training, Askham Bryan College, University of Hull, Teesside University and many more.


507 Learners (Y8-12)


28 Employer/Training Providers


8 Schools



 “Great afternoon @CUScarborough @NYBEP loads of info given to our yr8s #NCW2017 #inspiration #NAW2017 #careers Thanks everyone involved” (@georgepindarsch)

 “The talks were very informative. I have a better idea of what i am going to do.” (Y10 learner)

Graham School, Scarborough: Inspirational Assemblies

Five inspirational assemblies (including the unique “What’s Stopping You?”) aimed at challenging stereotypes and showcasing local entrepreneurs, business leaders and apprentices.

1,000 Learners (Y7-11)

5 Employer/Training Providers

Selby High School: Fashion Fusion

Aimed at supporting enterprise learning whilst promoting cultural awareness, equality and diversity. A full day of team focussed challenges see young people work together to develop fashion brands and clothing ranges for cultures and communities of people from across the world. Culminating in a presentation of business ideas and a catwalk!

270 Learners (Y8)


 “Y8 students having a fantastic Enterprise Day” (@SelbyHigh)
 “It was really fun and made you use skills that you will need in the future” (Y8 learner)

Lady Lumley’s School, Pickering: Apprenticeship Day

A full day event open to year groups 8-11. Employers and training providers are on hand to talk students through the range of pathways and options open to them after year 11.

700 Learners (Y7-11)

38 Employer/Training Providers


Haughton Academy, Darlington: Mock Interviews

Learners complete a job application form which is shared with employer partners recruited by NYBEP. Each learner then takes part in an ‘interview’ with one of the employers. An amazing opportunity to build confidence, raise aspirations and develop communication skills.

140 Learners (Y8)

5 Employer/Training Providers


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NCW Case Study 1