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 email@example.com.
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
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 talk||Share 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 Mock Interviews||In February each year, our Year 10 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 Fair||In 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.|
|World of Work Day||In the summer term, we hold a day of Work Experience opportunities for our Year 10 students. Our students will take part in a visit to an employer in a sector of interest to them and learn more about what it takes to succeed in the world of work.|
|Curriculum offer||Do 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.|
Careers education is a now a statutory element of secondary and post-16 education. To embed careers successfully, it is now clear that a Golden Thread approach has a more positive impact on the outcomes of young people. In practice, this means careers should not be solely the responsibility of the Careers Lead.
As a member of staff, you play an important role in helping to nurture a young person’s careers ambitions. If you are a form tutor, for example, it is likely that you will come into contact much more often than members of the careers team and also develop a stronger relationship with that individual. As a subject specialist, you can share your insights into the world of work linked to your subject. This approach combined with access to impartial advice and guidance (from Mrs Fiona Herrema) for every young person will ensure a well-rounded careers education programme.
The Careers Leader within your organisation will be working to ensure that all the 8 Gatsby benchmarks are embedded and achieved within your school or college. A particular Benchmark of importance for teachers is Benchmark 4 – Linking curriculum learning to careers.
Below, are some top tips which might help you embed careers into your subject area:
Use the ‘Start with your subject’ section on Careers Pilot – you can then explore different jobs linked to your subject.