Secondary: Case Studies from the UK
Here are UK cases of employers helping young people to understand the world of work and what is meant by employability skills:
Finham Park Secondary School in Coventry organised a careers event for year 12 and 13 students considering options other than university. The aim was to introduce students to options other than HE.
London Academy in Barnet organised an Apprenticeship Careers Fair with a range of employers for students from Yr 11-13, to develop awareness and information about apprenticeships in schools.
Tunmarsh School, a Pupil Referral Unit (PRU) based in East London, ran a careers fair targeted at Years 7-9 (Key Stage 3) and Year 10 (Key Stage 4) students.
West Herts College in Hertfordshire organise weekly informal employer talks for students aged 16-19, to tie in with the students’ courses.
Whitley Academy in Coventry ran a careers speed networking event for Year 11 students with the aim of inspiring students to think about their career choices and what an apprenticeship scheme was about.
Wilberforce College in Hull ran a mock interview session with employee volunteers to encourage students to think about their futures, both in terms of higher education and employment.
Apprenticeship events: As part of a project in the South East and East of England areas we have been working with schools and colleges to run special events, to help raise awareness of apprenticeships.
St Mary’s School in Herfordshire SFA Case Study St Mary’s
Smithdon School in Norfolk SFA Case Study Smithdon School Norfolk
Orchard Academy in Kent SFA Case Study Orchards Academy