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career insight conversations


students + Business + creative Challenge = Career insight

Creative Café Careers Events form the heart of our flagship careers programme. The restrictions imposed due to COVID-19 meant we had to find other ways to explore how young people could continue to participate in meaningful encounters with a variety of professionals.


For HRAEN, we recruited 6 professionals from the Hastings and Rother area working in the creative sector and invited some local students to join us in a career conversation via video conference.


The resulting films each include a professional introduction, Q&A session, top tips for being successful in a specific industry, and a task-based challenge.

Tasks set in the creative challenge are real-life situations that one might encounter during a working week and are suitable for KS3/4/5/6 students. All include problem-solving, communication and literacy skills, working as a team, and creative thinking. These resources can be useful in supporting your school to deliver Gatsby Benchmark 4 - Linking the curriculum learning to careers. The creative challenges can be used to support activities in the classroom or for setting homework in conjunction with each separate film or as standalone resources. We have since created these resources with a wide range of professionals, and you can find the full series over on our YouTube channel, in the #CareerInsightConversations playlist. If you want to know more, access the resources for any of the featured industries, or find out about our career engagement events and resources, get in touch with our Careers and Skills Lead Sarah Hinks.


Download the six HRAEN resource sheets here:

ED BISHOP, FILMMAKER How to write a winning pitch

HANNAH COLLISSON How to write a press release


SAM WILLETT, COMEDIAN Writing comedy for social media


ZO DANIELS, JOURNALIST Copywriting for a Call to Action event listing


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