Secondary resource round up: Careers

By Karen Hornby posted 05-07-2021 11:29


This week I’m highlighting some resources for including careers and employability skills in lessons.

Let's start with a    A Teacher's Guide - Linking careers to the STEM curriculum   This guide offers immediate ideas to try, longer-term solutions, and resource recommendations for linking careers to lessons.

For a full set of careers resources by subject, have a look at our hand-picked collections:

Science careers support

Maths careers support

Design and technology careers support

Computing careers support




Some posters and flyers

Royal Academy of Engineering - Engineering careers

10 ways to find your STEM career

Top ten employability skills

IET Faraday Posters

Tomorrows Engineers posters


Measuring the impact of your careers activities

Student Survey: Linking STEM Curriculum Learning to Careers

This student survey can be used to gain an understanding of your students perceptions of STEM careers and their aspirations for STEM further study. It is part of the STEM Learning online course, Linking STEM Curriculum Learning to Careers.

Skills builder toolkit

The Skills Builder Toolkit draws together the best thinking and experience around building essential skills from educators, employers and other skills-building organisations. It turns skills that can often seem hazy into a consistent set of eight transferable skills.  Each skill is broken down into teachable, learnable and assessable chunks, putting them into an effective order to support progression throughout primary, secondary and post-16. 

STEM careers toolkit: secondary school student survey

This student survey can be used to measure student attitudes towards the STEM subjects and their interest in careers in the STEM sector.

It is also a useful 'before and after' tool for measuring the impact of activities such as off-timetable days or STEM clubs.