Young people, particularly those from less advantaged backgrounds, are not getting the essential access to careers education that they need in order to successfully transition into the world of work. Likewise, employers are missing out on opportunities to work with and employ talented young people, either because they are not recruiting from a diverse enough talent pool, and/or because they perceive that young people do not have the skills required for entry-level roles.
Aspirations are strongly correlated to knowing someone who works in a related job, and work experiences are a powerful catalyst for change in young people. Yet access to those opportunities is dependent on where young people live, their school, and their personal connections.
Work experiences can be a catalyst for change for young people who may have limited networks or come from workless households. This means disadvantaged young people with limited networks are even more reliant on schools for careers guidance and experiences of work, yet school provision remains patchy and inconsistent.
We inspire students, opening their eyes to possible career paths to prepare them for the rapidly changing world of work and increase their employability. We can provide these invaluable role model encounters in the classroom or virtually, meaning geographical location does not limit their access to a diverse network of business role models.
We support teachers to improve their provision of careers education for their students, helping to close the gap between the curriculum and the world of work. We also provide a teacher CPD encounter to enable educators to gain a better insight into what is happening in different industries and support up-skilling, so they can feel confident to provide careers education across various industries for their students.
We help to grow a greater and more diverse talent pipeline to help reduce the skills gap for UK businesses in the future. Our platform provides a quick and easy way for your employees to volunteer within their community. We also enable businesses to provide students with real-world virtual work experience placements to support career choices and employability chances through our affiliate partner Workfinder.