National Careers week

Jobs – why so important; find out why in National Careers Week.

This week 1,700 secondary schools, 80 universities and 400 colleges will be taking part in National Careers Week. National careers week is a celebration where people come together to inform people of the importance of good quality careers, guidance and opportunities dotted across the UK. It has been going for 5 years and runs from the 7th to 11th of March this year. It also highlights the importance that career options represents.

It is vital that you get the best careers advice at the right time. Also it is crucial that you get this crucial decision right and it will pay off immensely. It means that you can make the right choices for your future and gain the skills and knowledge that you need to reach your goals.

It’s essential for young people to know what their available options are. This is why the National Careers Week (known as NCW) is an important event in the yearly calendar. This week is a stepping stone for young people looking for careers guidance and offering free resources to provide a focal point for guidance activities at this important stage in their lives and it helps give a supporting leg to people looking to take the plunge.

The resources and support offered in National Careers Week encourages people who need support or ones who want to give it. They are united through hard work and perseverance backed by information on career options and advice.


Resources are rife; teamwork, time managing and organisational skills. All is featured in a minutiae tirade that lifts students by the scruff of the neck and catapults them forward in a blizzard of knowledge.

The benefits; students have more confidence when sitting tests and their perseverance is a cut above. This also gives students that Teutonic edge which matters most in the exams hall. They have spades of knowledge and time management skills that are second to none. This is what you see in those achievers; the confident glint that is in their all-seeing eye.

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We look today through our helpless eyes at the brilliant people who dominate the economic world. Duncan Bannatyne; a person who, although he had little as a boy, perseveared through a rough city to become a prosperous businessman owning a chain of spas and gyms. He is an idol to many children through his razor sharp mind and cunning brain.

We interviewed one of the owners of local multi-million pound electrical contracting business, IC Electrical for our project. Tim McNeilly is the Contracts Director of ICE and has helped, along with his business associate to build the company for nearly 20 years. We asked him various questions about careers; please view our video attached to this article.


ICE are currently working on a large project at the EcoPark in Surrey; they have recently specialised in economical power solutions.

Tim started his big ideas when he decided to leave school at 16 to initiate an apprenticeship; he began working at an Electrical company, changing jobs a couple of times. After various complications, Tim decided to set up alone, so that he could be under his own ruling – years on, he has been very fortunate to be in the position that he is; doing extremely well at work while regularly signing deals on multi million pound contracts. ICE has also recently formed a business partnership with one of the world’s largest electrical companies based in Finland – ICE provide services across the globe.

Lord Sugar, the multimillionare, is a mogul- former chairman of Tottenham Hotspur, he first employed his father and set up his company at the age of 19. His book What You See Is What You Get is a great source of inspiration and includes how even at a young age, with a dedicated Jewish stepfather, he perseveared through all the troubles that inhabited the business world.

All of these cunning businessmen started off in hard- wearing circumstances but came through in a combination of sweat and toil. Now these sessions can help you at least start in the first steps of these people or it can at least make sure your parents don’t sigh with disappointment when you get your GCSE results!

Why doing well is important for your career: I cannot begin to eulogise about the vitality of getting good results. They are an essential fundamental; a solid layer in a house. It all starts here and if you don’t open new doors it will cost time and money to go back and fix them. Aside from the academic side they carry a clandestine personal benefit as well. It will be a key boost for your confidence!

Why a well chosen career is good: A career is the centre of most people’s action packed lives. It supports them; a place to escape in time of need. It befriends them; without becoming a slave to your business you can discover hidden depths in your job and begin to treat it as a good companion. It may not be as personal as a dog, but the social and mental benefits of a good career is untold. On the business side a satisfactory career is key to a financially secure life. It will provide money as long as you treat it with respect and understanding. A job is your master- binding you to it’s eternal service. Hard work pays off and when you look in the mirror at the end of the day you see a profficient and
healthy person looking back at you. A career binds you, gives you a sense of satisfaction and the feeling of success. The brother you never had; always there for you. The close friend you wish you had; always there to talk to you.

-Long-term Goals-
When you choose a career path, you position yourself to look far into the future at your ultimate objectives. Having long-term goals in place will help you stay focused on your ultimate career objectives, rather than moving aimlessly from job to job. Long term jobs guide you.

-Family Considerations-
Your choice of profession can dictate where you live and may affect if and when you marry and have a family. Choosing a career path can help you make other important life decisions.

-Education-
Balancing a job and school can be hard but it will help you prepare for the hustle and bustle of adult life. It is a situation that requires lots of responsibility and maturity.
At a time of high unemployment in young people there has never been a bigger need for careers guidance to be promoted in education. NCW is a base to inspire our next generation as they enter the world of work! Jobs are the basis of our world, the concrete layer that provides money and economic opportunities. Jobs are what keeps this world together and we can’t lose them now!

Without jobs this world would collapse; jobs keep this highly strung world together. Jobs may also destroy but, in many circumstances, they can also create. Jobs are the sheer basis of life; without jobs there would be nothing. Just think if jobs were non – existent; people would become nobodies, the economy would plummet in chaos – it would be the equivalent of an electromagnetic pulse. This is why jobs are the key of this industrialized world. Let’s hope they don’t, for the worlds sake, run out soon.

Duncan & Callum