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East Summer School is back this year in person for 2021! We cannot wait to welcome you back this summer for our first ever socially-distanced get together. Planning is underway and we’ll be launching soon, so stay tuned for updates!

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About our East Careers virtual programme

East Education is a cross-organisational effort between LLDC and our world-leading East Bank partners; BBC, UCL, UAL's London College of Fashion, V&A and Sadler's Wells. Together we are offering local young people, teachers, and parents access to our virtual programme which was recorded during National Careers Week 2021. This programme also features collaborations from other incredible local partners including Here East, LMA, Staffordshire University, Art Clubbers and more! 

The online sessions include a huge array of sectors and industries. Get chatting with broadcasters from the BBC, insider information on how to perfect your portfolio or learn all about the different jobs involved in engineering. We also have courses for those of you who are keeping your options open. You can access all the recordings below alongside some handy leaflets and further information. 


East Careers Week 2021 was delivered through consultation with teachers from local schools in east London. The Go! Schools Network  aims to connect local schools to the opportunities within Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. To stay up to date with education opportunities like East Careers Week email us at [email protected]


East Careers Virtual Programme

  • Partner: BBC
    Categories: Music, media, radio

    Discover the many and varied careers that make a radio show happen. In this webinar BBC Introducing team (Presenter Jess Iszatt and Team Assistants Hana Staddon and Katy Hills) tell us all about how to make a live radio show happen and the skills you need to get there. They also talk about why they love their jobs and how they got into broadcasting. Tune in now to hear their words of wisdom!

  • Partner: Sadler’s Wells Theatre
    Categories: Performance arts, events management, production, sound engineering, music, set design
    Get a sneak peek behind the scenes virtual tour of Sadler’s Wells Theatre and learn all about the different jobs that go into a production! You’d be surprised. It’s not all singing and dancing… 
  • Partner: Mace
    Categories: Construction, built environment, inspiration for girls and women

    Learn about the wide range of career opportunities for women in the construction sector. Hear from women in various roles and find out about their journeys and what they love about working in construction. Explore a range of apprenticeships available in construction and what the built environment has to offer you.
    Watch now and help us dispel the myths surrounding women in construction! All genders welcome. 


  • Partner: Mace
    Categories: Built environment, construction, engineering

    Learn about the world of construction and all the different jobs available in the sector. They don’t all involve wearing a hard hat and going up some scaffolding! You will also learn how to enhance your communication skills and boost your confidence when it comes to bossing it in interviews.

  • Partner: Here East and Staffordshire University London
    Categories: Careers, guidance, further education
    It’s not always easy choosing the right career pursue, or course to study at University, with so much advice and information to get your head around. In this video we share some tips to help you explore your career options in the Digital Sector and what it is like to be part of the Here East campus. 
  • Partner: ENGIE
    Categories: STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Maths), climate change, construction
    Are you interested in a career that contributes to combatting the climate crisis? At ENGIE there are over 17,000 people working in a range of roles across the energy, services and construction sectors in the UK. All of these sectors are focused on reducing carbon footprint, and our employees are delivering this target. Find out how you can follow in their footsteps by watching this webinar.
  • Partner: UAL London College of Fashion
    Categories: Fashion, journalism, design, manufacturing, retail, gaming, sustainability

    Discover more about the diversity of jobs in fashion and the skills the sector will be looking for in the next generation. Hear from from a panel of experts representing different industry sectors, including journalism, design, manufacturing, retail, gaming and fashion sustainability. Each expert talks through their journey into fashion and how they think the industry will change.

    Meet the panel


  • Partner: LMA
    Categories: Careers, music, dance, drama, media, university

    LMA is an institution providing BA (Hons) degree courses in Music, Dance, Acting, Musical Theatre and Film & TV Production. This session will show you the many careers available in the creative industries and the pathways you can take to find them. If you love media, love music or love arts than you'll love LMA.

  • Partner: UAL London College of Fashion
    Categories: University applications, art and design, graphics, interior design, architecture, fashion
    Interested in a creative industry degree and need a portfolio? University of the Arts London will talk through how to create the perfect portfolio for your application including what a portfolio is and how to build your own, digitally as well as physically, along with helpful hints and tips. Great for anyone interested in applying to a practical course, from architecture to fine art.
  • Partner: V&A
    Categories: Careers, creative, arts and culture, fashion and textiles, political art, social history, museums, history and cultural heritage, design technology, English 
    Interdisciplinary design collective RESOLVE will introduce you to the world of practical design. Watch this video to gain insight into pathways into the creative industries. 
  • Partner: Art Clubbers
    Categories: Business, entrepreneurship, media, finance, arts and culture, networking, social media

    The Hustle Guide podcast puts a spotlight on the story of every creative venture. Through interviews with Art Clubbers’ expanding network we look at how social media has become a guide for professionals to self-reflect and learn from the hustle, mistakes, and successes of the working and navigating the creative and cultural sector.

    Listen to the podcast here


  • Partner: UCL Engineering
    Categories: Engineering, technology, design, problem solving, science, built environment, mechanics, health, food
    Explore the vast range of diverse and different careers “in” and “from” engineering, which includes making a difference, technology, film & TV, flight, farming, helping people, design, cars, fashion, sport, beauty, health & body, food, the Environment, space…
  • Partner: UAL London College of Fashion
    Categories: Fashion, journalism, design, manufacturing, retail, gaming, sustainability, cosmetics, costume, performance, business, psychology

    Want to work in fashion? This webinar is an opportunity to discover the range of career opportunities in the fashion industry – whether games avatar designer or fashion week journalist, sustainable textile technologist or trend forecaster – there are so many career pathways to choose from. Come and find out more from our career consultants at London College of Fashion.

  • Partner: UCL Institute of Making
    Categories: Design and technology, art, science, computing
    Meet our panel of young, London-based makers who will give you a glimpse into their day-to-day work lives, provide a sneak peek into their studios, and share their personal stories of the different routes they’ve taken into their successful, creative and practical careers. Perfect for those of you who are open to options - get ready to be inspired and learn about jobs you didn’t even know existed!
  • Partner: UCL Special Collections
    Categories: Careers, applications, interviews
    In this video, you will:
    - Identify your strengths and speak about them in an industry-relevant way.
    - Craft your language for the work place. 
    - Build your confidence in presenting yourself to prospective new employers and colleagues outside of school.


  • Partner: V&A
    Categories: Careers, creative, arts and culture, fashion and textiles, political art, social history, museums, history and cultural heritage, design technology, English 
    Material designer Ella Bulley will introduce you to the world of practical design. Watch this webinar to gain insight into pathways into the creative industries. 


About East Education

Our vision is that children and young people in east London will benefit from the proximity of high-tech, creative and knowledge driven organisations in and around the Park, and in doing so, realise the ambition of East Bank as an engine for positive social change.

Our aims for East Careers Week

  • Engage young people with creative, digital and STEAM careers unique to east London and the pathways they need to take to get into those careers
  • Provide young people with transferable employability skills needed for future jobs in any industry
  • Link young people, schools and parents to the exciting institutions, universities and sectors that will be based in and around the Park
  • Provide a space for wider discussion around careers, wellbeing and work culture
  • Equip parents/guardians with information and knowledge about future careers to able to support their child navigate next steps
  • Empower teachers/career leads to be able to embed a high-quality careers programme into their schools that links into Gatsby measures and Ofsted expectations
  • To use this Careers Week event to test a model of delivering careers education to schools that can be delivered on an annual basis with components delivered in school all year round.

Additional free resources from our partners

Below are some more opportunities and resources for young people, schools, and parents in east London. 

  • The Ask the Expert website gives school students the opportunity to find answers to all sorts of questions that spark their curiosity and imagination. No question is a silly question! They have over 50 experts, from UCL (University College London), in subjects ranging from medicine, philosophy, architecture, computer science, museums, applying to university and much, much more!  
    Discover more about the things you are passionate about from world-leading researchers. It’s easy to use. First explore their list of experts, find out more about their subject areas and what they’re interested in. When you’re ready, submit a question and they'll work hard to get your answer up online within two weeks. You can also see what others have asked, and what their experts had to say. 
    UCL is encouraging everyone aged 11–18 to ask a question. So if that’s you, follow the link to the website. Or if you know a young person that might be interested, please share with them.
  • BBC Bitesize is coordinating with National Careers Week this year! New content will feature job inspirations, preparing for work, skills for work, navigating the workplace and enterprise skills.
  • V&A Innovate for Years 7, 8 and 9

    V&A Innovate is a National Schools Challenge and Teacher Resource Hub, it gives students in Year 7, 8 and 9 the opportunity to experience the power of design and technology in solving some of the world's biggest problems. The deadline for entries this year is the 26 March and due to COVID-19 regulations, they are now accepting individual entries. A fantastic range of content on these pages:

    For more information contact: [email protected]

    V&A Innovate films on YouTube

    Object in Focus and Industry includes a film featuring Ella Bulley who is facilitating one of our East Careers Week workshop!

    Virtual Classroom for secondary school students

    Virtual Classroom is now available to book for Summer 2021: (20th Century Design Movements). For more information contact: [email protected]

    Explore the Collections resource for teachers

    V&A’s new Explore the Collections is a fantastic object resource for teachers. Search by Materials and Techniques, Periods and Styles, Places, People and Spaces.

    Further secondary school resources

    You can find more secondary school resources for teachers here.