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Careers Leaders news update 26th February 2024

Date: 26 Feb

Here is a summary of the latest news, information and resources. Enclosed is:

  • YEP Launch
  • Cornish Metals Offer to schools (limited funds)
  • Latest NHS News item from the CDI
  • My Skills My Future information
  • Careerpilot resources
  • Pathway CTM information and resources
  • ‘Better Prepared for a Creative Future’ Symposium
  • Cornwall Opportunities training
  • Truro College CL event info
  • Careers Champions information
  • Chemical Engineering posters and resources
  • Other useful resources
February Careers Hub Newsletter

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Just in case you missed the email you can access the last communication below:

YEP Launch Session – 18th March at 3.30

Hi All

This session will give an overview of Yep! – Support for young people across Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly that are not in education, employment, or training (NEET), or at Risk of NEET.

The information will include an overview of the project – the partners involved, and the support offered and how we can meet the needs of Career Leaders, for young people age 16+.

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Cornish Metals Offer to Schools

School visits

Cornish Metals can provide outreach visits – typically, a member of the team will visit the school to give a presentation that covers the mining lifecycle; how we go from exploration, extraction, processing, smelting and through to the end product e.g. a smartphone. A variety of props are provided including mineral samples, core and items that highlight how mining provides the materials needed for modern life and the importance of critical metals such as tin.

We can also sponsor an outreach session by King Edward Mine and/or Geevor outreach team – their school visits focus on the historical side of Cornish mining, and provide some context in advance of field trips.

Field Trips

We can fully fund admission for field trips to some great locations relating to Cornish mining history:

Geevor Tin Mine Museum ( has proven to be really popular, providing an underground experience, tour of the processing facilities, winding gear, miners dry and museum. They will also provide all risk assessments, and their tour guide, Clint Hosking, is the same person that does their school outreach visits so it will be a familiar face for the pupils.

King Edward Mine Museum ( is another great option for the field trip, focusing more on the mineral processing side of things with a good museum and hands-on experience with using items such as a vanning shovel/panning. There are able to host school visits on Thursdays and Fridays, officially opening after Easter in the week beginning 15th April. They can offer a limited number of visits before the Easter holidays depending on maintenance work.


We can provide funding for coach transport to and from the field trip location. We usually use Williams Travel (

If any aspects of this outreach are of interest, please just contact and to get this underway and groups booked in. Outreach sessions can be tailored to the age group/required topics and if there are any alternative sites for a field trip, we can also look into this.

Let me know if you have any questions – happy to jump on a call or maybe we can chat tomorrow morning Ruth?

Kind regards



Jody Woolcock

Stakeholder Engagement Coordinator / Cornish Metals


Address: South Crofty Mine, Dudnance lane, Pool, Redruth, Cornwall TR15 3QT

Phone: 01209 715777  EXT: 253  Email:


My usual working days are Monday to Friday 8am to 4pm


See the latest information on Step into the NHS

Are you aware of the new SW Pathways Website as well?

Home – South West Health and Care Career Pathways (

My Skills My Future

Dear Careers Leaders,

We are planning an inclusive careers event for the 7th of May (10am-1pm). The Pavilion Centre, Royal Cornwall Showground is booked and we are now taking bookings.

My Skills My Future SEND Pathways is a funded event for students with additional learning and support needs so this is free to attend.

How do you reserve a spot for your students?

Please use this link below to book tickets:  My Skills, My Future 24 – Inclusive Careers Festival (SEND Pathways) Tickets, Tue 7 May 2024 at 10:00 | Eventbrite

You will be asked for your contact details and the number of tickets you wish to book, but there is no need to provide pupils’ personal details.

Who will be there?

There will be stands manned by Post 16 Education and Training providers where teaching staff and older learners will facilitate short practical activities to engage your students.

Employers passionate about creating more opportunities for people with disabilities will also be joining as guests throughout the day, wearing name badges including the name of their organisation.

We hope many of you will join us for the morning!

Best Wishes,


Francesco Rigolli | Enterprise Coordinator Mid Cornwall

Careers Hub Cornwall and Isles of Scilly | 07928129569

Booking and information here:


Agile on the Beach for Young People. Please see letter, poster and agenda below in the file downloads.
Careerpilot newsletter with some NCW resources:

Access free resources for National Careers Week
New subjects posters – Gatsby 4
New space sector resources – Gatsby 2
New Green Hot Jobs resources – Gatsby 2

Check out the Advisor Zone for access


Pathway CTM resources and information

Pathway CTM has been collaborating with other Careers Hubs on specific projects. Examples are included in the attachments and below.

There is also a free offer for students/schools which is often utilised in KS4 and KS5.

Whilst offering mentoring, advice and guidance to students, they can also provide anonymised data to schools which helps tracking trends in destinations etc.

Finally, free virtual sessions are offered to schools promoting Apprenticeships and Technical pathways. Those would count towards PAL requirements.


‘Better Prepared for a Creative Future’ Symposium

Tuesday 26th March 2024

9.30am – 3.30pm

A day for teachers, leaders, researchers, local industry and cultural partners,

joined by the students from the Penryn Partnership

to explore the value of creativity in our schools and future workforce.


09.30 Registration with tea/coffee provided.


The value of creativity in Cornish school’s; exploring creative skills in the classroom now and for the future.  A morning exploring the Penryn Creativity Collaborative: Discussions and workshops led by leaders, teachers, students and University of Exeter researchers.

o    Keynote: Sir Nick Serota (Chair of Arts Council England).

Buffet lunch provided.


Why are creative skills needed in a modern Cornish workforce and how to embed this across our future curriculum? An afternoon discussing and exploring the importance of creativity for a modern Cornish workforce with workshops led by teachers and local partners.

o    Sofa Debate: Hosted debate between local industry and cultural partners

3.30pm Close.

Scan the QR Code in the poster image below to book your place.

Best wishes

On behalf of the Penryn Partnership Creativity Collaborative Team

Creativity Collaboratives – Inspiring Teaching and Learning – Penryn College (

Creativity Collaboratives | ACE (


Cornwall Opportunities

Introducing Cornwall Opportunities, our new all age careers and jobs website for Cornwall & Isles of Scilly, delivered by Cornwall Council and funded by the UK Government through the G7 Legacy Fund.

Cornwall Opportunities is the first portal of its type locally, helping to increase awareness and access to local career opportunities. Individuals can use Cornwall Opportunities to search for live jobs, apprenticeships, courses and skills opportunities across Cornwall and Plymouth in one place.

Join us at one of two online introductory sessions for School and College staff. Monday 11th March at 3.45pm


Thursday 14th March at 3.45pm


1. Welcome and Introductions

2. Overview & virtual tour of Cornwall Opportunities

3. The advantages and benefits of Cornwall Opportunities

4. Question and Answer

To book your place please email stating which session you’d like to join.

These online sessions will be hosted on Teams and the link will be sent to you on booking.



Not just bricks and mortar event

This event is aimed at careers leads for young people in Cornwall and will explore the T-Level in Design, Surveying and Planning, and the fantastic career opportunities that can follow.

Tuesday, 12 March 2024

9:15-12:00 (registration and refreshments from 8:45)

Valency Building Conference Suite, Truro College TR1 3XX

There will be guest speakers from the industry to give an insight into the career pathways available, a chance to hear from current and past T-Level students about their experiences, an optional tour of the construction learning facilities at the college, and the opportunity to speak with the team who deliver the T-Level with any questions you may have. There will also be information on the construction apprenticeships offered at the college, as well as the full-time courses in construction.

A complimentary light breakfast will be provided from 8:45.

Please feel free to forward this to any colleagues who would find it useful.

To book your place, please contact Dolly Mazonowicz,

Project Coordinator for the Construction Skills Hub—Young People and Schools Engagement, Truro and Penwith College 01872 305014

This event is part-funded by the UK Shared Prosperity Fund

Dolly Mazonowicz

Project Coordinator

UK SPF Construction Skills Hub—Young People & Schools

Future Skills Institute

Truro & Penwith College

t: 01872 305014 | m: 07792 368552

Careers Champions information

The Cornwall & Isles of Scilly Careers Hub are inviting business to ‘get involved’ as Careers Champions to help inspire young people across the County about the world of work.

A Career Champion is an individual from the business community who would like to volunteer their time, no matter how long or short, to work with a local school or college in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly to increase awareness of careers across a variety of industries and raise aspiration in potential employees of the future.

Being a Career Champion is voluntary so there is no obligation to take part in any particular number of career activities each year. The Career Champion role is flexible which means you can support a variety of career education activities and events within schools and colleges that fit around your busy work schedule.

The Careers Hub have created a ‘Toolkit’ (attached) of resources full of information and ideas to support people who’d like to ‘get involved’ as Champions in activities and events at a local School or College.

You can find out more, register your interest as a Champion and access the Toolkit here –  Get Involved Careers Hub Cornwall & IoS (