About Get Inspired Basingstoke Goes Virtual

It is FREE to exhibit at the virtual inspiring careers fair, run a live businesses activity streamed into the classrooms and/or be on the live Q&A panel.

Get Inspired Basingstoke raises awareness and understanding of the career and work opportunities that exist within the great firms in Portsmouth and the travel to work area. We plan to influence at 100's of young people aged 11 - 16 years-old.

Key to our future prosperity are our young people - and the skills and capabilities that they possess. To help reduce future skills gaps research has shown it is important that young people are inspired by businesses from a young age.

Get Inspired Basingstoke is an exciting, fun, interactive event that showcases the work of employers and career opportunities. Businesses are invited to provide an interactive activity related to their organisation/industry for young people to participate in.

There is no charge to attend. The event is funded by supporters these are often thought leader organisations that recognise the importance of inspiring young people from an early age.

About The Event 

There are 3 opportunities for your organisation and staff be part of.

1. Virtual Careers Fair
2. Business Led Activity 
3. Q&A Session

Part 1 - Get Inspired Virtual Inspiring Careers Fair - 26th April - 7th May 2021

The Get Inspired Virtual Inspiring Careers Fair is under construction! 

Inspire young people and helping them discover the different careers in your industry by virtually exhibiting, for free, at the Virtual Inspiring Careers Fair. By showcasing your company and different roles available young people can gain a greater understanding of future career pathways. To exhibit we will need:

  1. Your Logo

  2. A overview of your company

  3. Statistics/Facts about your company
    • Number of employees
    • Number of different careers 
    • List of different careers 
    • Industry you work in
    • Geographical area you cover
    • Date your company was established
    • A one sentence/top fact about your company

  4. Videos - a minimum of two short videos - they can be ones you already have or you can create them by recording them on your phone or using Zoom (a guide how to do this is here) no editing or filming skills are required! You can supply more if you want. Choose from the following:
    • A CEO's/employees career journey
    • An employee explaining what their job role is and what it involves
    • An apprentices experience in your company
    • An overview of your company/industry and the future career opportunities
    • An overview of job roles in your company
    • A tour of your business.

Click here to virtually exhibit

The Get Inspired Virtual Inspiring Careers Fair will be available to schools for two weeks. Students will be given questions that they will need to go round the virtual inspirational careers fair to be able to answer.

Part 2 - Get Inspired LIVE - Business Led Activity and Q&A Session - Wednesday 28th April 2021

This is a LIVE event that is streamed into the classroom and includes a business led activity (designed and run by the business) followed by a live Q&A with a range of people from different roles and organisations.

Businesses are being invited to design, and run a live activity to help young people to understand the roles in your organisation and help them to believe it is a role that they might consider for the future. There are limited places for this roles.

Businesses and individuals can also sign up to the Get Inspired Q&A panels. These are 20 minute sessions that are part of the classes Get Inspired Live event. 

Download the Leaflet

Download the Business Participant Event Overview 


EBP South (Inc. Basingstoke Consortium) established career events are a cost effective way for your organisation to develop long-term recruitment plans and invest in your corporate social responsibility in the community.

Through large scale events, your organisation will be supporting 100’s of students from a diverse range of schools, helping to have a positive impact on social mobility, decrease the gender gap and create awareness about the job roles young people can aspire to.

It is business and local organisations supporting the event that enables Get Inspired Basingstoke to take place.

For an informal discussion about supporter packages please contact Rachel, [email protected].  

Exhibit at the Virtual Careers Fair, Run an Activity &/or Join Q&A 

To take part in any part of Get Inspired Basingstoke please fill out the booking form and send it to Jen, [email protected]

Download the Booking Form