National Careers Week - Think Big with Nottingham Forest

Technology is everywhere, it powers everything. It’s even changed the way we live and the way we work. There are so many jobs and careers in Tech that never existed and Nottingham Forest is in partnership with Ideagen running a ‘Think Big’ programme, giving our students the chance to explore the Tech sector and the skills required, helping them gain insight into the industry. The Think Big activities will provide motivation and inspiration, giving our students the confidence and skills to achieve their goals and aspirations to plan for their future. Think Big ambassadors will provide resources and activities that will be built into our careers curriculum and they will have access to role models from the world of Tech and Sport to support them to ‘Think Big’ and learn about new careers.

The Think Big programme recently 'kicked-off' with a KS4 assembly, delivered by our Nottingham Forest ambassadors promoting Ideagen, Technology and the careers available at the City Ground, in a way they have never seen before. Our students will be able to visit Ideagen and experience tours of the office, meet with other Think Big ambassadors and complete challenges including App Development. Other workshops will include a mix of themes including Nottingham, Sport & Tech, including the diversity of roles within the Tech industry. Students will get to explore what it's really like to work in Sport and Tech by discovering how people ‘think big’ through a Virtual Reality City Ground visit. Some students will also visit the world famous City Ground in person, receiving a stadium tour and actually see Nottingham Forest play, experiencing how Tech is used and implemented at a Premier League football club. Students will explore goal line technology, video assistance referees (VAR) and become more aware about the importance of Tech during a game.

The Think Big programme will also make apprenticeships opportunities visible and Ideagen will potentially offer apprenticeship placements to some of our Year 11 students.

Think Big