Guest post: Careersbox – a free, video based online careers resource for young people

This week saw reports of weaknesses in the quality of careers advice provision in schools (links below) and as a result we were approached by a reader who mentioned Careersbox as a great free resource for young people. We are delighted that the organisation’s founder, Nick Newman, has written a guest post to explain more about what they offer…

With the current pressure on schools and educational establishments to provide quality Careers Education, Information and Guidance – here’s some good news.

Set up over 8 years ago by Nick Newman, Careersbox is a FREE CEIAG resource for young people.

With over 600 video job profiles to view, this careers resource is now building up quite a following – 2012 saw over 1.5 million film viewings on the Careeersbox  platform.

Last year this resource gained acknowledgement for its quality career content by receiving CareerMark endorsement.

Young people respond well to film content, especially in a peer-to-peer style.

Alongside the job profiles are other video resources such as ApprenticeshipTV and ToolsForTeachers sections – with some Award-winning and Internationally recognised content.

At a time when careers services in schools is patchy, at best, Careersbox offers quality, free, contemporary resources that young people respond well too.

“I set up Careersbox to provide students with a modern and realistic view of the world of work – the better informed they are, the better decisions they will hopefully make. This resource will always be FREE – so please use it and spread the word.” – Nick Newman, Founder, Careersbox.

You can see Careersbox for yourself at www.careersbox.co.uk or follow on twitter @careersbox

Have you tried Careersbox? Tell us what you think of it! Also, if you would like to share any resources for schools or young people then add a link in the comments or contact us using this form.

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