Building Our Skills has formally launched its ‘Career Families’ initiative.

The nine ‘families’ together encompass over 100 individual roles, showing career progression opportunities, training, qualifications and how students can start out on their career journeys in the industry.

The Career Families will be showcased at pilot events to be held in March 2024 as a part of National Careers Week.

The first will be in South Yorkshire at the Oakwell Stadium, home of Barnsley FC, and the second in Manchester at the Etihad Stadium, home of Manchester City Football Club.

, Building Our Skills’ partnerships manager Mark Handley said: “Our aim is to show the industry to over 1,000 school children and their teachers over the course of the two events. If the two pilots are successful, these will become annual events enabling us to keep in touch with those who attend as they get closer to thinking about their careers. It is also our intention to expand the number of events into other areas of the country where we are already working with other local education authorities, but of course, the launch of the Careers Families is an important step on the road to show students the opportunities that are available to them.” 

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