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Work experience and insight into jobs, whether face to face or virtual, is a valuable addition to support any CV and can support young people understand the skills needed for the world of work. This is an independent activity for young people aged 11-19 and utilises short real-life career films by BBC Bitesize, encouraging young people to think about the core transferable skills required in different industries, and helps them consider how they can develop these skills to showcase on their CVs and in interviews. The activity will take approximately 35-40 minutes.
The interactive worksheet links to a sample of BBC Bitesize film case studies on the BBC website, the links are also below, featuring young people in different industries. Students will have the opportunity to reflect on the skills they use in their day-to-day life and how to develop these.
We have created guidance document to support you in providing feedback on your students’ worksheets. You could extend this activity by asking students to come together as a group to share their reflections around the various roles and industries they explored, either in a face to face or virtual setting.
By the end of this activity students will:
- Gain an insight into a day in the life of individuals in different job roles
- Discover the core transferable skills, qualifications and routes to employment that are required for certain fields of work
- Create an action plan of how they can develop and demonstrate these skills in their school, college or work life so they can impress future employers
How to become a farmer
Aimee's story: BBC Bitesize career film
How to become an apprentice site engineer
Zoe's story: BBC Bitesize career film
How to become a primary school teacher
Toby's story: BBC Bitesize career film
How to become an air ambulance doctor
Matt's story: BBC Bitesize carer film
How to become a graphic designer
Ste's story: BBC Bitesize career film
How to become a festival build manager
Willy's story: BBC Bitesize career film
How to become a mental health nurse
Jake's story: BBC Bitesize career film
How to become an apprentice engineer
Jasmine's story: BBC Bitesize career film
How to become an ambulance dispatcher
Emily's story: BBC Bitesize career film
In addition to the films above, there are many more covering further industries which can be found at https://www.bbc.co.uk/bitesize/articles/zmdc382.
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