Exhibitors at National Career Leaders Conference 2022

Headline Sponsor and Exhibitor

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Xello (powered by CASCAID) is proud to be the headline sponsor for this year’s National Career Leaders Conference with its important focus on Deepening Strategic Careers Leadership.

Our mission is to help anyone, anywhere in the world, create their successful future through self-knowledge, exploration, and planning. We are united by our passion for creating those pivotal ‘ah-ha’ moments where students connect what they are learning with their future lives. Our student-centred approach to careers education, information, and guidance provision empowers Careers Leaders with the latest data and insights to inform personalised guidance or drive school-wide strategic change. We are excited to work alongside this cohort of Careers Leaders that will fearlessly champion the discipline and enrich young peoples’ lives.

w: xello.co.uk



Barclays Life Skills


LifeSkills aims to help all people in the UK, whether that’s a young person preparing for their first job, or someone wanting to progress in their career, make changes to their working life or even start their own business.

Educators, including schools, colleges, universities, charities and youth groups, can access free curriculum linked employability resources, such as films, quick fire activities, interactive tools and full-length lesson plans to use in the classroom, as well as a range of engaging activities for young people to use independently or in conjunction with their parents.

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Career Development Institute (CDI)

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The Career Development Institute (CDI) is the UK’s professional body for all aspects of career development, supporting our members to work to the highest standards and championing the profession.We set standards for professional practice, including the CDI Code of Ethics, which are recognised by government and we manage the UK Register of Career Development Professionals. We award the Qualification in Career Development and deliver training through the CDI Academy  for those looking to enter the sector and progress in the profession. We also offer the C&EC funded training for Careers Leaders. We provide resources, training events and networking for our members to enable them to continually develop.  

w: thecdi.net


Maritime UK

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Maritime UK are the umbrella organisation and single voice for the sector which employs over 1 million people in the UK. The sector spans multiple industries from marine science to port operations, careers at sea, shore-based business services, robotics, green tech, merchant and royal navy, cruise and leisure and much more. The Careers and Outreach Programme was established to be engaging and to provide resources/solutions to help careers leaders reflect sector opportunities in careers programmes.

w: maritimeuk.org/careers


Morrisby Ltd


With built in lessons that cover the CDI Careers learning framework and tools to log activities against Gatsby Benchmarks, Compass+ and SkillsBuilder steps, Morrisby is the quality option in careers platforms.

w: morrisby.com


NHS Health Careers


NHS Health Careers supports people to consider a career in the NHS, whether on the frontline as a nurse or podiatrist, or behind the scenes in a support role. There are more than 350 careers available in the NHS and each one makes a difference from day one.

There’s something for everyone and we have apprenticeships, support roles, blended degrees and career progression opportunities.

Our websites have all the information you and your clients need to know about careers in the NHS, as well as careers quizzes and competitions. And keep an eye on our social media for details of events and live Q&As.

NHS Health Careers is proud to be exhibiting at the National Career Leaders Conference 2022. See you there!

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Since 1997 Optimus Education Limited has been the leading provider of professional development support and school improvement information for schools, academies and other educational institutions.

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Progress Careers

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Progress Careers deliver Careers Education, Information, Advice, and Guidance (CEIAG) services to schools. We support schools and educational institutions to fulfil their responsibility to provide students with high-quality and impartial careers advice. Each of our Careers Advisers are hand-selected for their knowledge, passion, and commitment to delivering outstanding CEIAG.

Our careers education service is powered by iProgress, an innovative digital careers platform that connects students virtually with expert Careers Advisers and grants access to powerful workplace discovery tools. Using iProgress, Education Leaders make incredible time savings. The pioneering EdTech enables a paperless careers provision that integrates with existing MIS system data. Using powerful live data dashboards, schools can streamline destination tracking and generate evidence-based reporting.

w: theprogress-group.co.uk




RateMyApprenticeship.co.uk is dedicated to helping young people consider their career options after school or college.

With over 38,000 reviews from school and college leavers who have completed an apprenticeship or similar scheme, student’s can find out what it's really like to do an apprenticeship with the UK's Top Employers. We also advertise hundreds of apprenticeship opportunities from some of the UK's biggest and best employers.

To keep up to date with the latest opportunities and advice, join our Apprenticeship Hub, which is the home of valuable resources for your students.

w: RateMyApprenticeship.co.uk


Reed Education


As agency of choice for 10% of schools nationwide, Reed’s education teams are experts who provide schools and trusts with honest, open recruitment services. As part of the Reed family, we are well placed to support real-world career programmes in schools.
Reed are delighted to be launching our comprehensive, digital first programme, ‘Gateway to Work’, a Gatsby oriented careers offering to schools, giving students the skills that they need and providing teachers with extensive resources.

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ScreenSkills is the industry-led skills body for the screen industries – film, television (including children's, unscripted and high-end), VFX (visual effects), animation and games. We are supporting continued growth and future innovation across the country by investing in the skilled and inclusive workforce who are critical to the UK screen industries' global success.

We provide insight, career development and other opportunities to help people get into the industry and progress within it.

w: screenskills.com



The Society and College of Radiographers


The Society of Radiographers is the trade union and professional body for those working in
clinical imaging, ultrasound, nuclear medicine, radiotherapy and oncology in the UK. We help our
members by:

• Lobbying government
• Looking after their professional, educational and workplace interests
• Providing advice and representation when needed
• Developing authoritative guidance on all areas of practice
• Funding research grants, awards, conferences and event programmes

w: sor.org



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Unifrog is the complete whole-school destinations platform.

Our mission is to level the playing field when it comes to students finding and applying successfully for the best opportunities for them. We want to revolutionise CEIAG so that every student - regardless of background - finds their best next step.

We bring all the available information into a single, impartial, user-friendly platform to help students make the best choices, and submit the strongest applications. We also empower teachers to manage the progression process effectively to make sure Unifrog has a genuine impact in each of the 2,600 schools we work with.

w: unifrog.org


Universities in Cardiff


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University of Derby

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