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Nine schools with approximately 8,000 students BRADLEY STOKE, ABBEYWOOD, PATCHWAY, MARLWOOD, CASTLE, BRIMSHAM GREEN, CHIPPING SODBURY, CULVERHILL, NEW.

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3 Nine schools with approximately 8,000 students BRADLEY STOKE, ABBEYWOOD, PATCHWAY, MARLWOOD, CASTLE, BRIMSHAM GREEN, CHIPPING SODBURY, CULVERHILL, NEW SIBLANDS FILTON COLLEGE THE CONCORDE PARTNERSHIP

4 Six schools with approximately 7,000 students DOWNEND, GRANGE, HANHAM, MANGOTSFIELD, SIR BERNARD LOVELL, NEW HORIZONS CITY OF BRISTOL COLLEGE THE KINGSWOOD PARTNERSHIP

5 CONTEXT Economic circumstances and budgetary constraints Increasing youth unemployment Changes in secondary and higher education Public spending cuts and reduction in the range of careers resources and support for young people An emphasis on employability skills and work experience

6 CONTEXT More opportunities for higher skilled work, fewer opportunities for unskilled work Work-based progression routes becoming an increasingly attractive choice for some Threat to work-related learning and work experience for younger students Loss of funded careers guidance Uncertainties around the new National Careers Service Student decision-making about the future is becoming increasingly complex

7 Partnership schools are keen to maintain and further develop a diverse curriculum that encourages skills development and work-relevant learning and experience Schools in both Partnerships are committed to retaining high quality support for students making education and career choices The Partnerships are funding opportunities for students to access professional careers guidance We are developing innovative careers activities and experiences

8 AMBITIONS EVENT 19 & 20 October different contributors 65 + different student workshops Evening event with additional contributors and a Careers Guidance Centre

9 WHY AN AMBITIONS EVENT ? Because students and parents have DIRECT CONTACT with employers - something that they tell us they value highly and can’t be done in other ways

10 WHY AN AMBITIONS EVENT ? Because it provides opportunities for young people and parents to... get information about particular SKILLS, PERSONAL QUALITIES, ABILITIES & INTERESTS relevant to different employment areas find out about possible PROGRESSION ROUTES and TRAINING OPPORTUNITIES develop an awareness of different EMPLOYMENT SECTORS and the range of JOB ROLES within organisations

11 WHY AN AMBITIONS EVENT ? Because Ambitions is a key element of Concorde and Kingswood Partnerships’ careers programmes that can motivate students to make the most of their studies, raise their aspirations and help them make informed choices for the future

12 WHY AN AMBITIONS EVENT ? Because we know it works! 80% of students say that taking part in the Ambitions event has helped them to think more effectively about their plans for the future

13 WHY AN AMBITIONS EVENT ? WHAT CONTRIBUTORS HAVE SAID… ‘This is a great event for young people and should be made available to all students throughout the country’ ‘The event was really well-organised and students were interested and enthusiastic’ ‘It is an impressive event - so many different organsiations and obviously so helpful for students’

14 WHY AN AMBITIONS EVENT ? WHAT STUDENTS HAVE SAID… ‘There was masses of information and employers were really helpful’ ‘I really enjoyed the day and it gave me lots to think about’ ‘The workshops were great’ ‘I liked the fact that we could ask questions’

15 AMBITIONS WORKSHOPS All Year 9 students (about 2400) will be attending Ambitions workshops on Wednesday 19 and Thursday 20 October The main aim is to give students an insight into different areas of employment through interactive workshops A key element of Key Stage 4 (GCSE, BTEC, Diploma) options choices preparations Students take part in preparatory activities and make workshop choices in advance

16 AMBITIONS EVENING EVENT All Year 9 to 13 students and their parents are being invited to the evening event ( pm) on Wednesday 19 October Part of Post 16 & Post 18 options information, advice & guidance (IAG) programmes Opportunities for young people and parents to meet employers and access careers guidance

17 PRACTICALITIES

18 AMBITIONS EVENT SITE UWE MAIN CAMPUS EXHIBITION & CONFERENCE CENTRE ENTRANCE FROM RING ROAD A4174 UWE EXHIBITION & CONFERENCE CENTRE

19 AMBITIONS EVENT For contributors wanting to set up or check facilities the day before the event, access to the ECC is available between 3.00 and 6.00 pm Entry to the site is via the North Gate please park at the main ECC entrance SET UP, PARKING & ARRIVAL TUESDAY 18 OCTOBER

20 EVENT LAYOUT (YEAR 9 WORKSHOPS)

21 SPACE & FACILITIES

22 AMBITIONS EVENT FOR WORKSHOPS - a screened, numbered 4m x 4m area, table, mains socket, chairs, wireless internet access ADDITIONAL NEEDS - fill in resources form SPACE & FACILITIES

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24 AMBITIONS EVENT Arrival on the first day of the event is from 7.00 am. Entry to the site is via the NORTH ENTRANCE (NOT the main UWE entrance) Please follow the signs to the EVENT CONTRIBUTOR CAR PARK SET UP, PARKING, ARRIVAL WEDNESDAY 19 OCTOBER

25 MORNING SESSION

26 AMBITIONS EVENT CONCORDE YEAR 9 STUDENTS 5 workshops (each 20 minutes) per student Students arrive at UWE ECC main entrance at 9.00 am Workshop am Workshop am Workshop 3 – am Workshop 4 – am Workshop 5 – am Students depart from rear exit from am MORNING SESSION WEDNESDAY 19 OCTOBER

27 CONTRIBUTOR LUNCH BREAK

28 AMBITIONS EVENT am pm Cooked meal served from pm Afternoon workshops start at pm WEDNESDAY 19 OCTOBER CONTRIBUTOR LUNCH BREAK

29 AFTERNOON WORKSHOP SESSIONS

30 AMBITIONS EVENT CONCORDE YEAR 9 STUDENTS 5 workshops (each 20 minutes) per student Students arrive at UWE ECC main entrance at pm Workshop 1 – pm Workshop 2 – pm Workshop 3 – pm Workshop 4 – pm Workshop 5 – pm Students depart from rear exit from 2.50 pm AFTERNOON SESSION WEDNESDAY 19 OCTOBER

31 pm contributor break and set-up for EVENING AMBITIONS EVENT AFTERNOON TEA served from 3.30 pm Tea, coffee and water available throughout the duration of the event AMBITIONS EVENT WEDNESDAY 19 OCTOBER EVENING EVENT

32 EVENING EVENT STUDENTS IN YEARS 9-13 AND THEIR PARENTS

33 AMBITIONS EVENT Arrival on the second day of the event is from 7.30 am. Entry to the site is via the NORTH ENTRANCE (NOT the main UWE entrance). Please follow the signs to the EVENT CONTRIBUTOR CAR PARK SET UP, PARKING, ARRIVAL THURSDAY 20 OCTOBER

34 AMBITIONS EVENT KINGSWOOD YEAR 9 STUDENTS 5 workshops (each 20 minutes) per student Students arrive at UWE ECC main entrance at 9.00 am Workshop am Workshop am Workshop 3 – am Workshop 4 – am Workshop 5 – am Students depart from rear exit from am MORNING SESSION THURSDAY 20 OCTOBER

35 AMBITIONS EVENT am pm Cold buffet lunch served from pm Afternoon workshops start at pm THURSDAY 20 OCTOBER CONTRIBUTOR LUNCH BREAK

36 AMBITIONS EVENT KINGSWOOD YEAR 9 STUDENTS 5 workshops (each 20 minutes) per student Students arrive at UWE ECC main entrance at pm Workshop 1 – pm Workshop 2 – pm Workshop 3 – pm Workshop 4 – pm Workshop 5 – pm Students depart from rear exit from 2.50 pm AFTERNOON SESSION THURSDAY 20 OCTOBER

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38 EMPLOYER WORKSHOPS

39 STUDENT INVOLVEMENT IS THE KEY… a brief personal introduction and a short overview of the organisation involve students in an interactive activity that provides an insight into to your organisation and working in that particular employment sector YEAR 9 WORKSHOP CONTENT

40 DISCUSSIONS

41 YEAR 9 WORKSHOP CONTENT SPECIALIST EQUIPMENT

42 YEAR 9 WORKSHOP CONTENT TRYING SOMETHING NEW

43 YEAR 9 WORKSHOP CONTENT USING ARTIFACTS

44 YEAR 9 WORKSHOP CONTENT USING TECHNOLOGY

45 YEAR 9 WORKSHOP CONTENT DEMONSTRATIONS

46 YEAR 9 WORKSHOP CONTENT SIMULATIONS

47 YEAR 9 WORKSHOP CONTENT VISUAL IMPACT

48 YEAR 9 WORKSHOP CONTENT HAVING A GO

49 YEAR 9 WORKSHOP CONTENT GUESSING GAMES

50 YEAR 9 WORKSHOP CONTENT QUIZZES

51 YEAR 9 WORKSHOP CONTENT LEARNING A NEW SKILL

52 YEAR 9 WORKSHOP CONTENT BRIBERY

53 YOU MIGHT ALSO… Identify some of the different job roles that exist within the organisation Provide a brief ‘ case study ’ - the education, entry route and progression of a current employee Give students a handout or information sheet about the organisation that might include the range of job opportunities, different entry routes and requirements, recruitment procedures and possible career paths YEAR 9 WORKSHOP CONTENT

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57 CONTACTS & INFORMATION Johnny Walker, Concorde Partnership Co-ordinator Lloyd Harris, Kingswood Partnership IAG Manager Ronnie Ward, Kingswood Partnership Business Links Manager

58 UWE Exhibition & Conference Centre Filton Rd Stoke Gifford Bristol BS34 8QZ

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