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National Careers week runs from 1st to 6th March 2021

Wirral’s Local Offer asked the Learning, Skills and Employment Manager to share information about events taking place during this week. Here’s what we learnt.


Skills Show

For careers week as part of  our commissioned programme with the Young Chamber for schools, our Skills Show is taking place virtually this year. This is for schools but I think it would be useful for any young people you are working with or for parents too.

This year will see 10 leading businesses from the Wirral Chamber network inspire local pupils on their career path on how to get involved in a range of industries.

  • Chester Zoo (Tourism and Animal Welfare Sector)
  • Tranmere Rovers in the Community (Sport and Community Sector)
  • Hillbark Hotel (Hospitality)
  • Wirral Met College (Education Sector)
  • Hi-Impact (Digital and Media Sector)
  • Smileys (Export and Logistics Sector)
  • Empowered Fitness Gym (Health and Fitness)
  • Blockwalls (Energy and Environmental)
  • Hoist (Manufacturing Sector)
  • Capital Reinforcing (Construction Sector)

Students can  access this link directly, feel free to take a look around the skills show as much as you like. There is also pre work set into the programme that can be downloaded/ completed on a google doc/ or printed for your students.



On the back of Apprenticeship Week and as young people will be considering their next steps, there is this helpful pack for parents and carers to support their children with understanding and applying for Apprenticeships and Traineeships.  https://amazingapprenticeships.com/resource/parents-pack-february-21/?utm_source=Mailchimp&utm_medium=PP%20ICYMI&utm_campaign=AAA%20February%202021

The Positive Inclusion Programme

Delivery has started, run through Wirral Council and partly funded by ESF.   The purpose of the programme is to support young people on a journey from unemployment NEET to a positive outcome they want which maybe Employment, Education or Training.

Who is Eligible

  • Anyone who lives on the Wirral or within the City Region who is Long Term unemployed (Over 6 months)
  • It is to support our most vulnerable young people such as, SEN, Care Leaver, Young Carers, Ethnic Minority, Young Single Parent, YOS
  • You must be 16 – 24 cannot be 25.

A one-to-one mentor will be assigned to you, a full bespoke agreed action plan will be developed to address individual barriers and worked on with support.

The goal is to support young people to overcome barriers to employment. This could mean accessing some specialist support or training, getting some volunteering or work experience under their belt, a move to Supported Employment place with a view to progressing into a sustained job at the end of the support. Joanne Smith for the 14-19 will be the key contact for this. [email protected]

Wirral Met College

Here is a link to Wirral Met Supported Internship as well as they will be looking to recruit to that programme-https://www.wmc.ac.uk/student-life/news/wirral-met-s-supported-internships-programme-goes-from-strength-to-strength


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