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National Careers Week 2024 with Skills Launchpad Plymouth

National Careers Week (4 March – 9 March) will see organisations across the country working to increase awareness and excitement of career opportunities, as they inform and inspire people of all ages on their journeys.


Here in the city we have a growing workforce of almost 120,000 people and throughout next week Skills Launchpad Plymouth is championing careers digitally at, and through themed experiences, events and support sessions, around Plymouth’s growth sectors.


The Skills Launchpad Plymouth website hosts localised resources based on age – click here for the Youth Hub and here for the Adult Hub  - but also for key sectors (click here), including businesses services, construction and the built environment, creative industries, digital, education and childcare, engineering and manufacturing, green economy, health and social care, marine and defence, public services, tourism, hospitality and retail. In addition to these pages, the active news and events page and social media channels will have a Careers Week takeover, as the team showcases these key sectors and the priority skills and roles within the city.


Based on the first floor of Barclays Bank in the city centre, next Tuesday and Wednesday there will be opportunities to drop in for advice on some of Plymouth’s key sectors, including construction and the built environment, health and social care, and the green economy. The team will also be joined by representatives from Babcock, the Army and GHQ. Take a look at the calendar below or visit for full details.


Alongside this activity, Building Plymouth is offering a unique chance for local people to see ‘behind-the-scenes’ at ten major ‘live’ construction sites across the city including hospital and heritage projects, the largest local infrastructure project, public realm work in the city centre as well as mobility hubs and university builds. Alongside the construction sites, there is also an opportunity to learn more from the consultants involved in designing these projects with a chance to visit technical/ consultant offices based at the Royal William Yard including architectural practices and engineering consultancy. School children, youth groups, job seekers and transitioning military service leavers are among those attending these experiences.


For those interested in building a career in Plymouth’s booming construction industry or engineering and manufacturing sectors, National Careers Week will conclude with the Early Careers Fair, brought to you by Building Plymouth and Plymouth Manufacturers Group.



 To find out more about any of the opportunities, please email 


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