East Education, in collaboration with our world-leading East Bank partners; BBC, UCL, UAL's London College of Fashion and V&A, is offering local young people (14-18-year olds), an exciting online FREE programme as part of National Careers Week! We'll also have collaborations from other incredible local partners including Staffordshire University, Mace, Studio Wayne McGregor, London Stadium Learning, Equans, Hobs 3D, Class of your own and more!  
 
We have a range of Industry Insight sessions, employability skills workshops and panel discussion taking place in universities, creative spaces, workplaces on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Young people will be able to find out about a range of sectors, meet industry professionals, and develop their skills across the wide range of workshops we have available. The application process is open to teachers only, using the application form below please select the sessions you would like to attend with your students, please take note of the year groups and class size before making your application. The closing date is Friday 11th February. Please note we cannot promise that you will be given a place onto every session you apply for.

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East Careers Week Programme 2022

  • Partner: London Stadium Learning and Equans 

    Category: Sustainability, Built Environment 

    Type of activity: Industry Insights 

    Year Group: 10 - 13 (Female only)

    Date & Time: Tuesday 8 March 9:45 am - 15:15 pm

    In partnership with London Stadium Learning, Equans is offering a unique insight into how women are leading the way to meet the net zero emissions target. As the world’s leading service Equans manage the energy systems and Facilities Management for the venues, parkland and waterways. To learn about sustainable solutions this day involves a tour of the Park, careers workshop and interview with a leading female pioneer. 

     

  • Partner: Hobs 3D

    Category:
     Digital, Built Environment 
    Type of activity: Industry Insights

    Year Group: 10 - 13

    Date & Time: Tuesday 8 March & Friday 11 March, 10:00 am & 11:00 am and 13:00 pm & 14:00pm

     

    Students will be able to get a behind the scenes tour of Hobs 3D who offer 3D solutions to bridge the gap between the digital and physical along with specialising in AR, VR, CGI’s. The tour will include seeing the work produced by Hobs, provide a chance to have a go at a VR headset and meet members of the team.

  • Partner: Studio Wayne McGregor 

    Category:
     Dance
    Type of activity: Industry Insights 

    Year Group: 10 - 13

    Date & Time: Thursday 10 March, 10:00am - 11:30am

     

    Get a sneak peek behind the scenes tour of Studio Wayne McGregor dance studio on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. As part the visit you will get to see a dance company rehearsing in the space and get to meet members of the team to find out about the different jobs that there are working for a dance company.

  • Partner: LLDC and Class of Your Own

    Category:
     Built Environment, Regeneration, Community 
    Type of activity: Industry Insights  

    Year Group: 10 - 13

    Date & Time: Wednesday 9 March, 10:00 am - 12:00 am

     

    This year marks 10 years since the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympics this workshop will provide a behind the scenes insight into one of the largest regeneration project. The workshop will explore the development that has taken place over the last 10 years and the exciting plans for the future and to the chance to hear from members of staff from architect and design, planning, finances, marketing, inclusive growth and community.

  • Partner: UCL and V&A

    Category:
     Culture and Heritage 

    Type of activity: Sector Panel Discussion and networking 

    Year Group: 12 -13

    Date & Time: Thursday 10 March, 14:00 pm - 15:30 pm

     

    A panel discussion that presents a range of roles from within the cultural heritage sector. Those who attend their understanding of the sector will be broadened and populated with ‘real-life’ examples of tasks people complete when carrying out these roles and will leave with reaffirmed confidence and better knowledge about how to pursue their desired career path in the cultural heritage sector.

     

     

  • Partner: UCL

    Category:
     Design, Creative, Sustainability 
    Type of activity: Industry Insights 

    Year Group: 11 - 13

    Date & Time: Friday 11 March, 10:00am - 12:30pm

     

    This workshop will be led by Rfael El Baz from the GoodWaste Design Collective who transform ‘waste’ material into interiors and objects through design. This interactive workshop provides insights into career pathways and opportunities in the sustainable design sector and explore creative, making processes transforming waste cardboard into an object.

  • Partner: QML, UCL, University of Cumbria, LCF

    Category:
     Health, Engineering, Cultural 

    Type of activity: University Insight 

    Year Group: 10 - 13

    Date & Time: Friday 11 March, 12:30pm - 14:30pm

     

    Meet your neighbourhood universities and find out more about a range of subjects and related careers. There will be workshops with Queen Mary University, UCL, University of Cumbria London and LCF, from pathways in health care to engineering, Fashion and cultural heritage.

  • Partner: LCF, UEL, LUL, Staffordshire University London

    Category:
     Fashion, Media, Engineering, Digital

    Type of activity: University Insight

    Year Group: 10 - 13

    Date & Time: Friday 11 March, 10:00am - 12:00pm 

     

    Meet your neighbourhood universities and find out more about a range of subjects and related careers. There will be workshops with LCF, UEL, Loughborough University London and Staffordshire university, from digital to engineering, film, TV and fashion
  • Partner:  UCL

    Category:
     Engineering 
    Type of activity: Speed networking event

    Year Group: 9 - 11

    Date & Time: Thursday 10 March, 10:00am - 12:00pm

     

    The “Engineer Your Future” speed-networking sessions will provide a unique opportunity to meet engineers from industry, academia, governmental and non-governmental sectors, as well as alumni and current UCL Engineering students. This session will raise awareness of the exciting and wide ranging STEM careers and degree pathways, support informed careers choices and provide connections to STEM experts. 

  • Partner: UCL

    Category:
     Politics, humanitarian, international development, climate change and sustainability

    Type of activity: Industry Insights

    Year Group: 10 - 13

    Date & Time: Tuesday 8 March, 10:00am - 11:00am, 11:00am - 12:00pm and 13:00pm - 14:00pm

     

    A hands-on session on what a humanitarian does, different roles in the sector, and how current studies can be applied to a career that makes a difference to global communities. Opportunity for a Q&A with the staff and students from UCL Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction with humanitarian career experience.

     

     

  • Partner: Staffordshire University 

    Category:
     Multiple
    Type of activity: Industry Insights 

    Year Group: 10 - 13

    Date & Time: Friday 11 March, 14:30pm - 16:00pm

     

    In this session, we will look at practical steps to land your first ever job.


    East Careers Week is fantastic for helping you think about what you want to do for work in the future or even what to study at University. However, if you have yet to take that first step on the career ladder this session is for you. Whether you just need some work experience, or you’d like to start making your own money.

    Getting your first ever job is an exciting milestone for us all and we would love to help you get there.


  • Partner:  BBC

    Category:
     Broadcast media and music
    Type of activity: Panel Discussion and Q&A 

    Year Group: 9 - 10

    Date & Time: Wednesday 9th March, 14:00pm - 15:00pm

     

    Interested in music and media but not sure what jobs there are in this industry? Join BBC Introducing for a panel discussion and Q&A to find out about roles in radio & music and what skills are required.

  • Partner: London College of Fashion 

    Category:
     Fashion 
    Type of activity: Industry Insights 

    Year Group: 10 - 13

    Date & Time: Wednesday 9 March, 10:00am - 12:00pm and 13:00pm - 15:00pm

     

    The graduate futures team will provide insight and unlock the various career pathways in the fashion industry. LCF’s career and enterprise consultants will provide information about their career journey, how they work with industry, and be open for some interactive Q&A, you can also bring along your portfolio and have your work viewed by the outreach team.

  • Partner:  Mace

    Category:
     Built Environment 

    Type of activity: Industry Insights 

    Year Group: 10 - 13

    Date & Time: Wednesday 9th March, 10:00am - 12:00pm

     

    This workshop will provide first-hand experience of what it is like to take on different professional roles, working with technology to inform you of the varied roles within the built environment and inspire you to choose a career in construction. You will participate in activities designed to enhance your learning on the different sectors within the industry such as virtual reality technologies and Mechanical and Electrical skills which both enhance the future of construction.  The workshop will encourage you to widen your career horizons, challenge stereotypes, champion STEM careers and support you to achieve your career ambitions through the range of routes open to you and within your local area. 

  • Partner: UCL

    Category:
     Multiple
    Type of activity: Employability Skills Workshop 

    Year Group: 10 - 13

    Date & Time: Monday 7 March, 10:00am - 12:00pm

     

    Identify your strengths and speak about them in an industry-relevant way, craft your language for the workplace, build confidence in presenting yourself to prospective new employers and colleagues outside of school.

  • Partner: V&A and Anansi 

    Category:
     Creative 

    Type of activity: Employability Skills workshop 

    Year Group: 11 - 13

    Date & Time: Friday 11 March, 13:00pm - 15:00pm

     

    This workshop will encourage and empower young creatives to find the right career for them in the creative industry. The workshop will revolve around three key areas, we will take our participants through the various creative opportunities, to hone their creative talent, and finally how to express creative ideas in a pitch environment.

  • Partner: Staffordshire University 

    Category:
     Digital 

    Type of activity: University Insight 

    Year Group: 10 - 13

    Date & Time: Monday 7 - Friday 11, 13:00pm - 14:00pm

     

    This tour will take you behind the scenes of Staffordshire University to hear more about the digital degree courses they do such as Game Design, Esports and more. There are so many career pathways emerging in this growing sector that you will hear about as part of this incredible visit.

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.


Highlights from East Careers Week 2021

  • 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.