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Employers and business

National Careers Week is a great opportunity for local employers and businesses to showcase what they do and inspire people about the different ways to develop themselves and their career!

When is National Careers Week? 

7th - 12th March 2022 


It's all about You... Taking control 
It's all about You... Believing in yourself
It's all about You... Exploring your options 

Social Media 

Tag any social media posts in the lead up to National Careers Week. 

Follow Careers Guernsey on Facebook and Twitter to keep up to date with all that is happening. 

Ideas for how to get involved 

Workplace tours- virtual or in person 

Work place tours give a good insight for visitors to find out more about different workplaces, different job roles, how businesses operate and also to realise the variety here in the Bailiwick. 

Inspiring students with their subjects 

There may be opportunities for employers and business to work with schools/Post-16 if they are keen to link curriculum to careers. This can help students connect their learning to their future and help keep them motivated. For teachers/lecturers, it is helpful to update their knowledge about skills for work, job roles and recruitment practices and a great opportunity for employers/businesses to get fresh ideas from students for industry-live projects. 

Activities could include subject teachers visiting relevant industries; bringing employers into subject classes to provide real-life case studies; industry specific challenges with employer mentors; demonstrations of subjects being used in industry. Schools/Post-16 will be in touch if this is something they are keen on offering for National Careers Week. 

Skills competitions

Setting a competition helps highlight the skills needed for a sector. This can be a competition that is set before the start of Careers Week, entries are submitted and winners announced at the end of National Careers Week. 

Sector Showcase and learning pathways

Employers/businesses working together from a sector can partner with local learning/training providers to help promote upskilling and reskilling for their sector. Showcasing the job roles available, work patterns, entry points, case studies and career development pathways can really help generate interest. 

Sustainability Challenge

An opportunity for employers/businesses to demonstrate their commitment to the island's net-zero emissions by focusing on new 'green' job roles that will need to be created in their sector and how existing job roles will need to adapt with new skills needed. This is helpful for individuals to career plan and secure jobs for the future. 

Are robots taking our jobs?

With the future of work already happening and automation changing job roles across sectors, showing how automation affects existing job roles but also the opportunities that digital innovation will bring to the creation of new roles is important. Providing information and updates to your workforce and the community about the impact of automation, helps them to prepare for any changes and feel more confident about the opportunities for them.

Equality, Diversity and Inclusion

"It's hard to be what you can't see" Information about how employers/businesses value differences between people is important to help raise aspirations and support social inclusion. Providing role models and insights to working in a sector; highlighting traditional and non-traditional career pathways are just some of the ways to help promote a fairer and more inclusive workforce. Sharing video messages, role model case studies, guidance and good practice are great ways for employers/businesses to get involved.

Employer /professional body organised webinars /Q&A sessions
Webinars can provide up to date information and engagement with your sector. It can also be a useful way to dispel any myths/misconceptions and answer any live questions. The webinars could be pitched at different audiences e.g. parents/carers, teachers/tutors, Post-16 students or made available to those in the community who are interested in finding out more. 

Practise job interview sessions
Provide opportunities for individuals to gain more confidence and skills with mock interviews. This can be helpful for those who are returning to work after a break or for someone who has not had to have a job interview for years. It can also be an opportunity to update individuals on the most up to date recruitment practice and the different methods used by organisations to recruit people. 

Staff profiles and job role features 
These can be shared on social media and are a great way to find out more about how staff have developed their careers and the role they do. Increasing awareness of the variety of job roles locally can really help inspire individuals about what is available. 

Career development and training 
Employers/business could run skills development sessions for their staff during National Careers Week, helping to support the theme for this year. 

Post-16 Networking Event Thursday 10th March 

The Post-16 Networking event connects employers and business with Post-16 students from across the island. If you are not already signed up and you would like to be involved, please contact careersguernsey@gov.gg before February 4th. 

Plus lots more ideas that employers/businesses may have themselves to support National Careers Week in the Bailiwick! 

Let us know what you have got planned

We will be back in touch soon to find out more about what you have got planned for National Careers Week as we are aiming to publish a schedule to help celebrate all that is happening locally!

If you need any advice and support to plan your involvement with National Careers Week, then you can get in touch with us at careersguernsey@gov.gg and one of our team will be able to help you. 



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