04 March 2024

We are very excited to share that we have teamed up with Sky Studios Elstree for a special event to help teachers from all over Hertfordshire understand what it takes for their students to get into careers in the media.

Together, we have organised a special Industry Insight Event day at Sky Studios Elstree on Tuesday 11th June 2024 where teachers will get behind to scenes access to gain a greater understanding of the skills young people need to develop.

We have also secured a day at the Hertfordshire Development Centre for teachers to meet local employers from the STEM (Science, IT Design and Technology, Computing, Digital Media and Maths) sector (Friday 19th April 2024). The businesses will be giving updates on the breadth of opportunities available in the sector.

“At HFL Education, children are at the heart of everything we do. These events are part of the comprehensive support services, training and resources we offer to schools and learning settings. We want to enhance every child’s education. Our Insight Industry Events give teachers that extra knowledge to bridge the gap between industry and education.”

“Research by The Sutton Trust shows nearly nine in ten teachers (88%) feel their training doesn’t currently prepare them to deliver careers support to students. We want to give teachers the knowledge and also, local contacts to pass on to their students who are interested in aiming for these careers. Our strong partnerships with schools and employers ensure that we have the right mix of educational and industry expertise to make our careers events extremely effective.   

The session at Sky Studios Elstree will give teachers the chance to talk to local employers in the creative industries and find out more about the application and selection process for jobs in the sector.

The STEM event at the Hertfordshire Development Centre will include a presentation from Kevin Gilmartin, Post-16 specialist, Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL), who will give teachers information on the changing post-16 landscape, and the importance of supporting careers in the curriculum. The Hertfordshire LEP, Careers and Enterprise company and Unifrog will share insights in local labour market information and the future career opportunities for young people in the county.

HFL Education’s Industry Insight Events are part of the Teacher Encounters project, commissioned by the Hertfordshire Careers Hub.

Both events are FREE and can be booked on the links below:

Teacher Encounters - Industry Insights into STEM - Friday 19 April 2024, Hertfordshire Development Centre, Stevenage.

This event is suitable for teachers of Science, IT, Design and Technology, Computing, Digital Media, and Maths. 

Teacher Encounters – Industry Insights in Film and TV Production – Tuesday 11 June 2024, Sky Studios Elstree.

This event is suitable for teachers of Art and Design, Music, Drama, English, Design and Technology, Film and Media and Performing Arts.      


Contact the training and events team