About Get Inspired Test Valley 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 Test Valley 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 Test Valley 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. Exhibit at the Virtual Inspiring Careers Fair
2. Run a business led activity 
3. Be part of the live Q&A panel

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

Inspire young people into your industry by being part of the virtual inspiring careers fair. Showcase different roles and what your company dos to young people in the local area. For this you will need to create two videos (they don't need to professional or fancy) from the business advice list, an overview of your company and logo. 

The Get Inspired Virtual Inspiring Careers Fair is made available to schools from 26th April - 7th May. The teachers will be given flexible lesson plans enabling them to run the Virtual Inspiration Careers Fair as a 50miunte lesson or two 20 minute lessons.

Part 2 - Get Inspired LIVE - Business Led Activity and Q&A Session - Thursday 29th 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


EBP South (Inc. Basingstoke Consortiums) 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 Test Valley to take place.

For an informal discussion about supporter packages please contact Jen on [email protected] 

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

To exhibit at the virtual careers fair - fill out the booking form below and send it to Jen, [email protected] You must provide 2 videos, an overview of your company (Max 300 words) and a logo.

To run a LIVE activity - fill out the booking form and send it to Jen, [email protected] You will need to come up with an activity that links to your business or industry is a great development opportunity for a team or part of the apprentice role. There are some Covid restrictions to the way students can work you will need to consider. Please email us, [email protected] if you would like more information about this.

To attend the LIVE Q&A panel - fill out the booking form and send it to Jen, [email protected]

Download the Booking Form

Get Inspired Overview - Guidance for Businesses