Free Resources for Schools & Colleges
We work with employers and organisations all over the UK to help young people understand the latest information about sectors and skills in their region. As part of our employer programmes we have several resources that your school/college and students can take advantage of. Please find the most up-to-date list of resources below.
Leeds Manufacturing Festival - Let's Talk Careers Live Panel Video
We are delighted to deliver another year of activities for Leeds Manufacturing Festival! As part of the 2023 programme we have a recording of a careers panel which took place in March 2023 with local employers from the sector and a variety of roles answering students' burning questions about working in one of the region's most exciting sectors.
Suitable for students in Years 7 - 13, topics include who or what had inspired the panel members to pursue a career in manufacturing, what projects they were most proud of, and how workload and deadlines are managed.
Panellists from OPM, Sulzer, Sika Everbuild and MPM discuss skills, qualifications and career paths and talk in depth about the diverse range of career options available in manufacturing, looking in detail at the different roles on offer and what they involve, including shopfloor positions, as well as managerial, administrative, technical and professional roles.
Leeds Technology & Digital Industries lesson resources
Together with Leeds City Council's Employment & Skills, we have worked with a range of local digital employers across the city to produce a lesson resource (with presentation slides and video) to help young people understand the opportunities in the sector and the skills employers are looking for.
This lesson resource pack is available at NO COST to any school or college in Leeds and is suitable for students in Years 7 to 13. This resource is suitable for subject lessons or form/PSHE time.
West Midlands Introduction to Digital Roles panel video
Schools and colleges in the West Midlands can get exclusive access to this recorded careers panel with four women from a variety of roles in tech. Professionals from Sainsburys Tech, HSBC and Sparta Global are among the business volunteers who answer students' questions about entry routes and career paths in digital in this 45 minute video.
The panel video, funded by Millennium Point Trust, is available at NO COST to any school or college in the West Midlands area and is suitable for students in Years 9 to 13. The video can be accessed on any device and is suitable for use in lesson/form time or for viewing at home.
Growing Talent West Midlands BPFS Immerse & Progress resources
This year we've worked with top local employers to produce an exclusive set of interactive learning resources that students in Key Stages 4 and 5 can use to get inspired and learn directly about some of the roles and skills needed for key subsectors.
Students can use the resources at school/college or at home to learn about and practice the skills employers are looking for that are vital for a future in BPFS.
This suite of self-directed resources focuses on six key subsectors:
- PR and Marketing
- Commercial Law
- HR & People
- Built Environment
- Corporate Finance
Sulzer Career Insider Videos - Apprenticeships and Early Careers
Sulzer have been working with Ahead Partnership over the last 12 months to deliver an education engagement programme that will inspire young people about engineering and early careers opportunities in Yorkshire.
The latest opportunity from the programme is a set of short video interviews with young people forging their careers at Sulzer, available free to all schools in West Yorkshire, which help students understand the skills employers are looking for as well as the learning and job opportunities available in the fast-growing engineering sector. They are available now to any school in West Yorkshire that wishes to use them.
West Yorkshire Bus Alliance Key Stage 3 Lesson Resources
West Yorkshire Bus Alliance have been working with Ahead Partnership over the last three years to deliver an education engagement programme that will inspire young people about the public transport sector and promote greener travel.
The latest opportunity from the programme is a suite of Key Stage 3 Maths and Science resources, available free to all schools in West Yorkshire, which help students develop their core subject skills within the context of real life challenges in the transport sector. They are available now to any school in West Yorkshire that wishes to use them.
West Yorkshire Bus Alliance Year 6 World of Bus resources
Following three successful years of the West Yorkshire Bus Alliance education programme in schools and colleges across West Yorkshire, this year we're launching a set of new learning resources and creative challenge for any primary schools that would like to take part.
These new interactive resources help pupils in Year 6 get to grips with:
- travelling independently by bus
- bus safety
- the importance of using public transport for our environment
- exciting future careers in transport.
It also includes a creative challenge your pupils can take part in in teams to ignite their passion for public transport and the local community!
Growing Talent BPFS Video Resources
Growing Talent #BPFS is a programme led by Ahead Partnership supported by funding from Greater Birmingham & Solihull LEP, BMet, BEP and private sector employers and helps young people across the West Midlands see their place in Business, Professional and Financial Services. It builds on four successful years of activity delivered in Birmingham during Professional Services Week.
Developed with a large range of the region's employers, we have exclusive Growing Talent BPFS video resources available to any school/college in the Birmingham & Solihull area. These video resources showcase the variety of roles available, jobs of the future and pathways into the sector from people working in the industry right now.
The series includes 21 video resources with the following themes: BPFS Spotlight Series, Jobs of the Future and Careers Panels.