#NCW2021 UCAS Hub lives: Career Hour

Date and location
1 – 5 March 2021
Join us every day this week (1-5 March) at 14:00 (UK time) for our daily Hub Live, including careers workshops, live Q&As, student stories and more.

This National Careers Week we’re bringing you a line-up of live sessions to inspire, advise and support you in your journey to your dream job.

They say if you do something you love, you’ll never work a day in your life.

Opening times

Mon 1 March 2021 - 14:00 to Fri 5 March 2021 - 14:00

What’s on… 

Monday 1 March

Student stories: Uni or apprenticeship?

Hear from students and apprentices on what it’s actually like, either studying at uni or in the workplace. Find out how they decided on their path, how it’s different to school or college, and most importantly… ask questions!

Tuesday 2 March

CV writing workshop with Reed

Knowing what to include, the language to use, and how to structure your CV is something you’ll use for your entire working life. In this workshop, recruitment experts from Reed take you through all this and more. Ask questions, make notes and get involved.

Wednesday 3 March

Jack Parsons: Becoming an award-winning CEO in his early 20s

Jack became CEO of The Youth Group in 2018. His career kicked off by taking a photo of two coffee cups. He’s now known as the UK’s Chief Youth Officer and has been named as the Most Connected Young Entrepreneur. In this session Jack takes us through his journey as a self-starter, sharing the challenges he’s had to overcome, and offering you advice as you research your options. He’ll also be taking some of your questions, live!

Thursday 4 March

How to secure a school-leaver opportunity

Discover some of the very best school-leaver opportunities available to apply for right now at some of the biggest companies in the UK and beyond. We’ll hear from young people working in the companies, how they successfully got the job, what they do now and what their future holds. Join us for this highly informative and practical session where you’ll get hints and tips on how to apply for their opportunities and how to ace their recruitment processes.

Friday 5 March

How to ace interviews

Interviews are as much of a science as they are an art. In this workshop, recruitment expert, Hayley shares the secrets to acing your interview. From how to prepare, tips for questions you’ve not prepared for and more… It’s a session not to miss!

How to take part

If you haven’t already – register for a UCAS Hub account. We’ll be streaming live everyday there. Hit the top banner to watch, ask questions, and tell us what you think!

Already got a UCAS Hub account? GREAT! Sign in at 14:00 (UK time) hit the top banner and you’re there!

Register or sign in here!


Meet the speakers…


25 year-old Jack is an award-winning young entrepreneur, CEO and founder of the Youth Group, and is known as the UK’s Chief Youth Officer. You may have seen Jack on BBC radio, London Business Awards, BBC’s Stacey Dooley’s Nine to Five, and more. Jack’s mission is to known down doors for young people to walk through and is doing just that with his youth first business that provides young people with the tools they really need to get ahead and grow in work.

Find out more Jack’s mission.


Bobbi is a Journalism student at University Academy 92 in Manchester (UA92). She found out about UA92 at a UCAS Fair held at The University of Hull. She is currently in my second year at UA92 and works as a newspaper correspondent alongside her degree. Bobbi will be part of the student panel on Monday’s live.



Katie is a third-year biology lab science apprentice at GSK studying for an applied bioscience degree while working on oncology biopharmaceuticals. Hear about Katie’s experience in Monday’s session.


Rosie is currently in her second year studying for a BSc in Psychology at Durham University. As part of her degree, she has chosen to undertake a professional placement next year, which is a great option for students who want both an academic and real-world working experience. Rosie will be live on Monday sharing her experience.


Tasmia is a Civil Service Apprentice, doing a Level 4 Business Admin (framework) apprenticeship. Outside of her role, she is one of the organisation's Mental Health First Aiders, and a committee member for the Group for Ethnic Minorities (GEMs) Network. She is also one of the Highly Commended Apprentices at the BAME Apprenticeship Awards 2020. She is passionate about encouraging a wider uptake of apprenticeships, from school leavers to career-changers and beyond, which she advocates for as a member of Young Apprenticeships Ambassadors' Network (YAAN). Hear about Tasmia’s experience in Monday’s Career Hour.