Build My Future


The go-to event for careers guidance in the north west


Motivational speakers, group activities and visits tailored by career aspiration…

On the 28th and 29th of November 2018, Northern Schools Trust will again host an enthralling programme of presentations and interactive seminars to our cross-trust cohort of Year 12 students at the annual Build My Future Festival.

This unique, award-winning programme provides students with access to life changing opportunities via direct interactions with university and employer partners. 

Motivational speakers, group activities and visits, all tailored by career aspiration, allow our young people to explore their professional curiosities, whilst building a personal statement to rival pupils in more affluent settings and from independent schools.

The goal is to encourage and inspire students to take their first steps toward landing the job of their dreams. The team behind Build My Future works to empower young people to take ownership of their futures, with resounding success.




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Created by the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospital Trust, this pathway is designed for students who’re keen to work in health care or health sciences. This programme is relevant to you if you’re looking to be a physiotherapist, a midwife or radiographer – or work specifically in the care or social care industry as a healthcare assistant or nurse. 

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From film and media, to performance, games and creative design, this pathway is for students who’re passionate about creating. Curated by FACT, one of Liverpool’s most famous and successful arts institutions, it’s an opportunity not to be missed.

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Social Sciences

Are you intrigued by the scientific study of human society and social relationships? Is your ambition to make an impact in this sector by taking a career in areas such as sociology, public services, psychology, social work, criminology or law? If so, this pathway is for you. Highlights for this pathway include a criminal psychologist working with the most challenging, high security prisoners for HM Prisons and the clinical lead at Rasa Merseyside, a leading rape and sexual assault organisation based in Bootle.

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Life Sciences

Curated by our new partner, Sequiris, the leading manufacturer of seasonal flu vaccines in Europe, this pathway is for our science-mad students. Perhaps you’re passionate about labs and keen to explore more, or looking for a career in pharmacy, biology, chemistry or as a lab technician? This programme gives you first-hand access to speakers from a range of areas and helps you showcase your skills to secure a place on a degree, or degree apprenticeship programme. 

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Take this opportunity to work with leading national, digital employers. You’ll explore programming, podcasting, coding, e-commerce, web development, software and games development – including robotics and user experience.

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Business and EntrepReneurship

Do you enjoy business, marketing and project management? Perhaps you aspire to be an entrepreneur or business leader one day? Headline speakers on this pathway include a leading young accountant from the Northern Schools Trust, a legal representative from Brabners and CEO of social enterprise, Make Liverpool.

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Medicine and Dentistry

If you’re on this pathway you probably aspire to be a doctor, dentist, surgeon – or want to pursue a similar role in these fields. In an extremely competitive sector, the experiences you’ll gather during the festival will be invaluable to your future success. Headline speakers include surgeons, junior doctors and leading researchers from the Royal Liverpool and Broadgreen University Hospital Trust, as well as admissions teams from universities.

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Are you an aspirational engineer? Or a physicist at heart? This pathway is students engaged with logic, looking to solve issues of a physical nature and keen to pursue a career in roles such as civil, mechanical, electrical and aerospace engineering. Curated by leading international brand, Astra Zeneca, this is a fantastic opportunity to hear from the very best in the sector.


Preparing students for the world of work and the jobs of tomorrow