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Antarctic Quest 21 School Outreach Programme
Find out more about the Antarctic Quest 21 expedition which follows in Shackleton’s heroic spirit and continue his journey of scientific exploration.
Educating & Supporting
Provide your students with unique careers experiences and the opportunities to engage with potential employers.
Create your online employment brand and engage with students to find your future workforce.
Mentoring & guiding
Share your career story and experiences with students to inspire and help them into work they’ll love.
GE Global Growth are thrilled to be working with LikeToBe. It’s exciting to be a part of such an innovative way to have STEM-inspired career conversations with young people about the fascinating array of opportunities in STEM through a safe online environment.Marelisa Vega, Consultant GE Global Growth, GE
The RNLI are delighted to be using LikeToBe as our platform to celebrate International Women in Engineering Day in 2020. For the past 5 years we have been inviting female students from local schools to the RNLI Support Centre in Poole for a day of fun engineering activities and to promote careers in engineering. By using LikeToBe we are now able to go a big step further by promoting the RNLI and our wide range of careers pathways, particularly in engineering, to a much wider audience.Lynne Mason, Apprenticeship & Early Careers Manager, RNLI
“The amount of interaction that takes place between students and organisations makes LikeToBe’s events stand out from others I have attended. In addition, students were able to continue to send questions after the event as the platform enables long-term communication. I would not hesitate to recommend LikeToBe to students, universities or businesses alike and we will be including LikeToBe as part of our future activities.”Megan Woodgate, Schools & Colleges Engagement Team Assistant, University of Plymouth
Building Plymouth is working together to promote skills and career opportunities in the booming construction and built environment sector. We need more young people to join our industry than ever before given the increasing skills gaps and skills shortages right across trade, technical and professional roles. We recognise the possibilities of inspiring and influencing young people and teachers alike through the innovative LiketoBe online platform and are keen to support this developmentEmma Hewitt, Skills Co-ordinator, Plymouth City Council
I’ve signed up to Like to Be because I want to help give the next generation access to real people doing real jobs so that they can make realistic decisions about what they would like to be and, most importantly, achieve their dreams, like I’ve been lucky enough to do.Ruth Peacey, Wildlife Film Maker and Birdwatch Magazine Conservation Hero of the Year 2017
I really enjoy using LiketoBe.org because it allows students to connect with employers through a very easy to use online platform. I see LiketoBe becoming a key method for students selecting what they want to do when they leave school. Currently many students leave school not knowing what they want to do, however LiketoBe can help us to develop an understanding of careers which we can work towards during our time in education. The platform also benefits students through a feature allowing us to communicate directly with employers, which can assist us in gaining a good idea of what skills employers are looking for. This will be a great help in supporting us to plan for and shape our futures in the world of work.Rhys Williams - LiketoBe Student Ambassador
Inmarsat understands the importance of giving young people the opportunity to explore their interests and discover the range of careers available to them. Enabling these young people with an online platform to connect with employers and some of their workforce to ask questions, review profiles and seek work experience is invaluable. For them truly understanding the skills (not just the subjects) required to join a role or an organisation is critical, more and more early career employers place significant weight on skills, behaviours and values over a specific subject studied. From an employer seeking great students this platform will help us to connect to those really seeking out opportunities to develop their careers and networks at an early age and we are delighted to be part of this initiative.Julie Hyam, Head of Early Careers and Talent, Inmarsat
During a 'normal' year, organising a Careers Fair in our all through Academy is a challenge that always pays dividends. In these Covid times organising a virtual Careers Fair that guaranteed a positive impact was quite frightening! Enter Liketobe! The good people at Liketobe talked me through organising a virtual Careers Fair on their platform, including guides for staff and pupils and even lesson plans. One of the benefits of the platform is that not only can pupils follow their school and each other, they can also follow professionals and pose questions. It is a resource that can be used throughout a pupil's school life for individual use, mentoring sessions as well as lessons. Liketobe is definitely a valuable resource that we will continue to use for our Careers programme and to aid in developing pupil aspiration.Nicola Perrott, Associate Principal, Dartmouth Academy
“We are really delighted to be part of this online careers event, working in partnership with LikeToBe, West of England Combined Authority and Department for Work and Pensions. Young people from across the region need opportunities to engage in meaningful and purposeful conversations and learning opportunities that guide their thinking and show them the world of opportunities. The current context means it is now more important than ever to work collectively across the South West, responding with a future-facing, fit for purpose offer to support young people to make informed choices and decisions about their own next steps. This event forms the first of a series of regional careers opportunities that our children and families can engage in, learning at distance and connecting back with their school teams, to empower them in the future”.Susie Weaver - Executive Principal - Cabot Learning Federation
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What do we do? Network Rail own and operate the railway infrastructure in England, Wales and Scotland on behalf of the nation. That’s 20,000 miles of track, 40,000 bridges and viaducts and thousands of signals, level crossings and points. We also manage rail timetabling and 18 of the largest stations in England, Scotland and Wales. Why do we do it? People depend on Britain’s railway for their daily commute, to visit friends and loved ones and to get home safe every day. Businesses depend on the network to get their employees to work on time and move their goods around the country and to ports. We work around-the-clock to provide a safe, reliable experience for the millions using Europe’s fastest-growing railway each and every day. Our engineers are shaping the future, designing and building infrastructure that will transform the railway for future generations. There's more to us than you think! To make all of this happen, we have around 40,000 employees in over 4,000 unique job roles from engineering to human resources, social media to project management, environmentalists to signallers- making Network Rail a very interesting place to work! We have locations across England, Scotland and Wales so because we are a national organisation there are opportunities everywhere for you to start a career with us. As well as our apprenticeships and graduate programmes, we have lots of opportunities for you to take part in while you are at school. Including our STEM Engagement activities which you can do online, at home and in the classroom! We also offer a lot of support in developing employability skills to help you to get ready for the world of work!
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The Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) is the UK’s largest government department and is responsible for welfare, pensions and child maintenance policy. It administers the State Pension and a range of working age, disability and ill health benefits, serving around 20 million customers. DWP is responsible for - understanding and dealing with the causes of poverty rather than its symptoms-- encouraging people to work and making work pay - encouraging disabled people and those with ill health to work and be independent - providing a decent income for people of pension age and promoting saving for retirement - providing value for money and reducing levels of fraud and error - reducing work-related death and serious injury in workplaces through the Health and Safety Executive DWP is a fast paced organisation which puts leadership at the centre of its transformation journey. The majority of DWP colleagues are part of the Operational Delivery Profession (ODP) – providing customer service to DWP’s 20 million customers across the UK. ODP is a thriving, inclusive professional community that supports colleagues and encourages them to learn, develop, grow and progress in their career to reach their full potential.
The Civil Engineering Contractors’ Association (CECA) is the representative organisation for the UK’s civil engineering contractors. Through a nationwide network of eight operating regions and our national office in the heart of Westminster, we provide an authoritative voice for the companies who build, maintain and upgrade the nation’s vital infrastructure in the key sectors of transport, energy, water, waste, and communications. With more than 300 members based across England, Scotland and Wales, we represent firms who collectively deliver 70-80% of all civil engineering construction activity in the UK. The CECA South West Foundations Group are an organisation made up of young civil engineers with a passion for civil engineering and construction. Members of the CECA South West Foundations Group have a variety of backgrounds, experiences, skills and abilities and are employed through CECA South West member companies. The CECA South West Foundations Group aims to promote the civil engineering and construction industry to current and future generations and engage with other like-minded civil engineering and construction professionals, companies, organisations and groups who wish to attract young people into our industry.
Education Through Expeditions is a CIC dedicated to raising young peoples understanding of the polar regions, whilst raising aspirations.
Avon Wildlife Trust is committed to enabling wildlife to survive and thrive across the region. More than 18,000 members, 3,500 volunteers and a dedicated staff team work together to make our local area wilder and make nature part of life, for everyone. Avon Wildlife Trust is an independent charity.
Our role is to link secondary schools and colleges in Cornwall and Isles of Scilly to local employers and help them deliver high quality careers support for students by: Building Networks: linking schools and colleges to a high calibre business volunteers (known as Enterprise Advisers) and other career providers through the Careers Hub. Supporting Careers Leaders: providing training and support for Careers Leaders in schools and colleges. Backing the Gatsby Benchmarks: supporting implementation of a best practice standard for careers support, the 8 Gatsby Benchmarks, by the end of 2020. Our team of Enterprise Coordinators work across Cornwall and Isles of Scilly to join the dots between business and education. The team match an Enterprise Adviser (EA) with one of our 40 secondary schools or colleges, to support a careers leader with the implementation of the eight Gatsby Benchmarks. The EA and Careers Leader work together to create a high quality careers plan, to increase employer engagement, embed careers into the curriculum and effectively informs students of their options.
We protect the security, independence and interests of the United Kingdom at home and abroad. We work with our allies and partners whenever possible. Our aim is to ensure that the UK’s Armed Forces have the training, equipment and support necessary for their work, and that we keep within budget. Our priorities 2015 to 2020 are to: · protect our people · project our global influence · promote our prosperity · maintain a strategic base and integrated global support network, and manage the Department of State
Babcock is a leading provider of critical, complex engineering services which support national defence, save lives and protect communities. We focus on three highly regulated markets – defence, emergency services and civil nuclear – delivering vital services and managing complex assets in the UK and internationally. We are a trusted partner who understands the key roles that our technology, our expertise, our infrastructure and our assets play in ensuring our customers can deliver. We share risk with them in delivering innovation, and we share the benefits. We deliver vital services and manage complex assets on behalf of our customers across three key markets; defence, emergency services and civil nuclear. You could be part of this, leveraging our technology, our expertise, our infrastructure and our assets to ensure our customers can deliver. For more information on Babcock International, please view our website page here: https://www.babcockinternational.com/
We have over 9,000 staff delivering healthcare across Southmead Hospital Bristol, Cossham Hospital, Bristol Centre for Enablement and within the local community of Bristol and South Gloucestershire.
CGI is one of the few end-to-end consulting firms with the scale, reach, capabilities and commitment to meet clients’ enterprise digital transformation needs. Our 78,000 consultants and professionals work side-by-side with clients in 10 industries across more than 400 locations worldwide. We draw upon our global capabilities to help clients identify, develop, implement and operate effective strategies to meet evolving customer and citizen expectations. To help our clients succeed through outstanding quality, competence and objectivity, providing thought leadership and delivering the best services and solutions to fully satisfy client objectives in information technology, business processes and management. In all we do, we foster a culture of partnership, intrapreneurship, teamwork and integrity, building a global world class information technology and business process services company. Experience the commitment® Founded in 1976, CGI is among the largest IT and business consulting services firms in the world. Operating in hundreds of locations across the globe, CGI delivers end-to-end services and solutions, including strategic IT and business consulting, systems integration, intellectual property, and managed IT and business process services.
We believe that everyone, everywhere has a right to a Higher Education. It’s a path that leads to both personal progress and enrichment. For some though, there are hurdles along the way – whether its geographical constraints, financial concerns, family commitments or just not quite believing you can do it. Our ambition is to make Higher Education more accessible, engaging and beneficial to people everywhere and our flexible online and full-time study programmes and supportive learning experience make us experts in online Higher Education. With Arden University you can study for Foundation, Degree, Master's and MBA programmes and when you study is up to you. We deliver Distance Learning programmes where all of your study is done online or face-to-face study in centres across the UK in London, Birmingham and Manchester, and also in Berlin, Germany. So whether you are looking for full-time or part-time study programmes, at Arden University we believe we can offer a course to suit you.