Use Awareness Days to enrich your careers education activities
26 May 2022


Here at F4S, we are gearing up for a packed summer of events and there is still time for you to set up your summer term activity.

Any day is a good day to hold a career event, but busy educators can make use of our awareness days calendar to frame the opportunities for careers activities and inspire young people as they transition into the next phase of their education or career. It is so quick and easy to set up events on our platform.

Whilst you are planning for the next academic year you can use our calendar to plot out key dates to harness young people’s excitement for real world events. With several key awareness dates such as World Space Week and our own Role Model Week, both in October, use our calendar to harness the enthusiasm of our volunteers at the right time

2021-2022 Academic Year

World Environment Day

5th June

Book a Sustainability Encounter to inform young people about the many new types of careers solving the world’s problems and help them understand green careers.

National Clean Air Day

16th June

With so many volunteers on our platform involved in environment, STEAM and sustainability, organising a Sustainability Encounter will help young people to keep their enthusiasm going for green careers of the future.

International Picnic Day

18th June

Invite some of our volunteers to speak about their careers in food technology, food production and how this links with the curriculum they are studying.

Women in Engineering - virtual event with F4S Digital

21st June

Book your ticket to attend these 30 minute sessions to give young people insight into the range of careers that engineering can offer them.

Book here

  • Eco-conscious engineering and you - 9.30am
  • Women in Engineering; the next generation - 2pm

Windrush Day

22nd June

Celebrate entrepreneurial spirit by inviting some of our diverse role models to talk about their career journeys, how they built their own businesses and see them inspire your young people.

International Women in Engineering Day

23rd June

With so many female STEAM speakers on our platform able to talk confidently about their careers in engineering, book a Careers and Jobs Encounter now!

Armed Forces Day

25th June

With so many apprenticeship opportunities in the Armed Forces, invite speakers to an Apprenticeship Event to showcase the opportunities across all areas in this sector.

Maths Week London

27th June - 1st July

Book a Maths4Girls volunteer to speak to your female students about careers that use maths and inspire them to take Maths beyond GCSE.


2022-2023 Academic Year

Recycle Week

19th Sept - 25th Sept

Book a Sustainability Encounter to inform young people about the many new types of careers solving the world’s problems and help them understand green careers.

National Coding Week

13th Sept - 19th Sept

Book a Maths4Girls or Sector Awareness encounter to help young people understand coding and what maths knowledge these coders use in their daily lives.

National Rivers Day

24th Sept

With so many volunteers on our platform involved in environment, STEAM and sustainability, organising a Sustainability Encounter will help young people to keep their enthusiasm going for green careers of the future.

Black History Month

October

Invite one of our diverse role models during Role Model week here at F4S, help young people have relatable role models in which to inspire them through a Mentoring Event or Skills Development Encounter

F4S Role Model Week

10th to the 14th Oct

Register here to be kept up to date and receive your free Role Model Week pack'
>>
https://www.founders4schools.org.uk/about/role-model-week/role-model-week-registration-form/

World Space Week

4th to 10th Oct

With various speakers on our platform from the space sector, book your Routes and Pathways encounter now and inform your young people about the many new careers in the space industry and what route our volunteers took to get into their role.

Ada Lovelace Day

10th Oct

We have a wealth of women speakers on our platform able to talk about their careers journeys. Why not invite one into a science lesson to inspire young people into STEAM subjects?

World Mental Health Day

10th Oct

Invite speakers to come and talk about their career pathways through a Routes and Pathways encounter and talk about the barriers they faced and personal challenges they overcame.

RSPB Feed the Birds Day

29th and 30th Oct

Book an encounter so our volunteers can inspire the students in areas of work that protect our native bird species, how we can create a sustainable environment and what jobs they can take to do this.

Remembrance Sunday

13th Nov

With so many apprenticeship opportunities in the Armed Forces, invite speakers to an Apprenticeship Event to showcase the opportunities across all areas in this sector.

Small Business Saturday

3rd Dec

Celebrate entrepreneurial spirit by inviting some of our role models to talk about their career journeys, how they built their own businesses and see them inspire your young people. Perhaps there is a project they can judge through one of our Challenge or Competition encounters

Isaac Newton’s Birthday

4th Jan

Celebrate a historical figure and invite one of our many STEAM volunteers or book a Maths4Girls encounter.

RSPB Big Birdwatch

#BigGardenBirdWatch

Jan (Dates TBC)

Get involved in the Big Birdwatch as a school, perhaps one of our volunteers can inspire the students further in their projects and link in careers to this really important area of work.

Apprenticeship Week

6th to 12th Feb

Inform young people about the apprenticeship pathway and the opportunities available by inviting our volunteers to speak at an Apprenticeship Event

International Day of Women and Girls in Science

11th Feb

We have a wealth of women speakers on our platform able to talk about their careers journeys. Why not invite one into a science lesson to inspire young people into STEAM subjects?

World Book Day

2nd March

What is Martech? Understand the many careers in Marketing, Data and Technology, we have speakers available in these sectors.

World Wildlife Day

3rd March

With so many volunteers on our platform involved in environment, STEAM and sustainability, organising a Sustainability Encounter will help young people to keep their enthusiasm going for green careers of the future.

World Engineering Day

March (Date TBC)

With so many STEAM speakers on our platform able to talk confidently about their careers in engineering, book a Careers and Jobs Encounter now!

National Careers Week #NCW2023

6-11th March

Planning a careers fair, it takes a lot of work but we can help here at F4S. Make things easy by inviting a range of great volunteers from our platform using our Careers and Job Encounter

International Women’s Day

8th March

Set up a short, virtual Maths4Girls encounter during a Maths lesson to allow volunteers to speak to your female students about careers that use maths and inspire them to take Maths beyond GCSE.

Mental Health Awareness Week

10th -16th March

Invite speakers to come and talk about their career pathways through a Routes and Pathways encounter and talk about the barriers they faced and personal challenges they overcame.

British Science Week

10th to 19th March

Did you know we have volunteers able to speak about careers in life sciences and healthcare?

World Water Day

22nd March

Book a Sustainability Encounter to inform young people about the many new types of careers solving the world’s problems and help them understand green careers.

Stephen Lawrence Day

22nd April

Invite a relatable role model to come in to mentor and judge your young people’s next Social Action project to benefit and improve your local community, through booking a Challenge or Competition encounter with F4S

Earth Day

22nd April

With so many volunteers on our platform involved in environment, STEAM and sustainability, organising a Sustainability Encounter will help young people to keep their enthusiasm going for green careers of the future.

F4S Careers Jam 2023

27th April

F4S presents our annual virtual careers fair for 16-24 year olds (ticket information TBC)

Register and access this year’s content completely free here

International Women in Maths Day

12th May

Set up a short, virtual Maths4Girls encounter during a Maths lesson to allow volunteers to speak to your female students about careers that use maths and inspire them to take Maths beyond GCSE.

National Numeracy Day

17th May

Book a Maths4Girls volunteer to speak to your female students about careers that use maths and inspire them to take Maths beyond GCSE.

National BBQ Week

29th May to 4th Jun

Invite some of our volunteers to speak about their careers in food technology, food production and how this links with the curriculum they are studying.

Clean Air Day

15th June

With so many volunteers on our platform involved in environment, STEAM and sustainability, organising a Sustainability Encounter will help young people to keep their enthusiasm going for green careers of the future.

Maths Week London

End June to July (Dates TBC)

Book a Maths4Girls volunteer to speak to your female students about careers that use maths and inspire them to take Maths beyond GCSE.


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