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Inspire your pupils with First Careers

First Careers was created to introduce primary and secondary school pupils to the breadth of opportunities available to them after their education.

Free for pupils and schools to use, First Careers is designed to inspire and offer guidance, encouraging pupils to navigate through a library of more than 150 career paths, explained through engaging videos and interviews.

From traditional to innovative careers, young people can discover how their strengths and interests can lead them into their dream career path.

Pupils can browse career ideas by:

  • Subject
  • Job Title
  • Brand

Featuring on First Careers

What’s it like to be a Stage Manager?

What’s it like to be an Author/Illustrator?

What’s it like to be a Head of Architecture?

First Careers is proud to be partners with Primary Futures, part of the national charity, Education & Employers. The new partnership exists to support one another in broadening children’s understanding of the link between what they are learning at school and what opportunities await after their education.

Primary Futures connects schools with diverse, workplace volunteers eager to talk to children about the jobs they love, the educational route they took to achieving it and how certain subjects they learnt at school are used in their jobs – making a clear link between learning and work.

Sign up today at and you can start inviting volunteers to your school, inspiring children to see the direct link between what they are learning at school and the wider world.