Information for employers

If you are an employer, education institute or training provider who would like to work with us as part of our careers provision please take a look at our Provider Access Policy and contact our careers team on 01539 727422 or email us at careers@kksa.co.uk.

Why volunteer your time?

As an employer, you should never underestimate the positive influence you can have on young people. Sharing your experience and workplace with young people allows them to meet role models and see examples of jobs they might like to do in the future. However much time you can offer, you can make a real difference.

Sharing your career journey can be powerful. Your insights, unique industry knowledge and experience can make a difference to the options a young person considers for their future career.

You could be the role model who changes a young person’s life, just by showing them what is possible.

Benefits to your business

  • Employee engagement and development: employees can build on their supervisory and leadership skills whilst sharing their knowledge and expertise with young people.
  • Insights into your business: understand how young people view your business.
  • Access to skills: tap into the minds of ‘digital natives’.
  • Build business-relevant skills in young people to support your recruitment strategy and develop your future workforce.
  • Give back to your community and build relationships with schools and colleges.
  • Raise a positive profile and bust myths about your business and industry.
  • Embrace online delivery to enable more young people to gain valuable insights into careers and industry opportunities.
  • Your unique industry knowledge and experience can bring the world of work to life and make a difference to the options a young person considers for their careers.

Careers events

We run a series of careers events for each year group and are always keen for employers, education and training providers to attend.

Employer careers talkShare your career journey. Whether in an assembly or in one of our Tuesday afternoon careers talks, sharing your career story is a great way to help students understand the realities of the world of work and inspire them about a career path they may never have considered.
Year 10 and 12 Mock InterviewsIn February each year, our Year 10 and Year 12 students take part in a mock interview. It gives our young people an opportunity to practice what to say and do during an interview and get feedback.
Careers FairIn the winter term we hold our annual careers fair for all Year 9, 11 and Sixth Form students. This is a great opportunity for you to raise awareness of your business, support our young people with their careers decisions and network with other local and national employers and training providers.
Curriculum offerDo you recall sitting in some lessons at school and wondering what the point of that particular subject was and whether you were ever going to need that knowledge again? A few years later and many of us are now using what we learned at school in our jobs. You can bring subjects to life by assisting our subject departments to link subject matter to your business sector, and build meaningful career links and employability skills into our curriculum.