TopicUK Schools Careers Correspondent Competition

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    We have teamed up with the WYCA/LCR LEP to support a Schools Careers Correspondent Competition.

    Winning articles will be published in TopicUK magazine in 3 areas. Kirklees & Calderdale, Wakefield and Leeds. Articles will appear in the February issue to coincide with Careers Week and National Apprenticeship Week (March 5th).

    TopicUK was first launched in Wakefield five years ago. Its purpose is to help SMEs (small and medium sized businesses) with free or affordable promotion, something they struggle to afford elsewhere or cannot find the right platform

    If you are in Year 8 or 9 you are tasked with writing a 400 word (approx.) article about a particular industry sector/career/job role that appeals to you.

    The competition deadline is January 20th and all submissions should be sent by your teacher to: enterpriseadvisers@the-lep.com

    You must include your name, school and year group.

    The article should include a little about yourself and why you chose your particular sector. You will need to do a little background research about sectors/job roles/qualifications/ skills, etc.

    We would imagine the best articles will also have some employer input. Your teachers may be able to help by acting as your go-between with the employers. You may also want to include a photograph that would make your article stand out. It might be from the company you have chosen or the sector in general.

    Tip. An industry ‘sector’ is a term covering a range of businesses that do roughly the same kind of work. The key sectors in the Leeds City region are engineering & advanced manufacturing, digital and infrastructure.

    There is some great information out there to help you get started including the Shape Your Future booklet and resources, the Careers Yorks & Humber website, the LCR LEP Employment & Skills Plan as well as company websites

    https://careersyandh.co.uk/cyh_uploads/Newsletters/Inspiration/Shape_your_Future_September_2017.pdf

    https://careersyandh.co.uk/Inspiringyandh

    http://www.the-lep.com/LEP/media/New/Leeds-City-Region-Employment-and-Skills-Plan-2016-2020-FINAL.pdf

    You may also want to look at the BBC School Reporter videos with examples of how to gather information for an article and writing a report for publication.

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/schoolreport/teacher_resources