Invite guest speakers from your local business community to take part in a CV Workshop with your students.

What is a CV Workshop?

A CV Workshop is an interactive workshop that can offer individual or group support to help each student build a CV and cover letter to match their skill set and aspirations. A business leader can provide guidance about what makes a good CV and provide real-life context.

What is the impact of a CV Workshop?

CV Workshops can help to improve students’ confidence and teach them valuable skills in developing a CV and cover letter. By bringing in a real-life business leader, students can ask questions and develop their understanding of what is required. This contributes to an overall improvement in their CV and cover letter, ultimately increasing their chances of securing future employment, apprenticeships or further study.

A CV Workshop puts this into a real-life context and provides young people with vital skills to be successful in the world of work.

Impact quotes:

‘If you’ve done it right you can then use that in later life, and feel like you’ve got the skills then that matter that you can take forward to any job that you want to apply for’- Pupil, West Hill School.

One pupil said they felt it would be ‘useful to learn more about how to write a CV specifically tailored towards a particular career instead of being more general’.

This encounter will help and support you to meet the following Gatsby Benchmarks:

1.A stable careers programme

Our digital platform enables time-poor educators to create a structured careers programme quickly and simply. We provide educators with clear guidance on the types of events they can book and, using smart algorithms, make recommendations on which speakers and volunteers will have the most impact.

3. Addressing the needs of each pupil

With our advanced filtering system, we put control of the student-employer encounter firmly in the hands of the educator, ensuring they can select speakers who are best suited to inspire their students. Educators can filter by industry, gender, race, company revenue and growth.

5. Encounters with employers and employees

Our service connects children and young people directly with business leaders from their local communities. Our digital platform recommends a varied programme of careers encounters including career talks, speed mentoring, enterprise activities and workplace visits, all of which can be booked instantly through our platform.

7. Encounters with further and higher education

We enable educators to connect with a wide range of employers and employees who can speak to young people about their career path. By providing a diverse perspective on how they have approached their careers, students will be able to understand the different academic and vocational routes that are available to them.

8. Personal guidance

Using our clever digital platform, Founders4Schools is able to take into consideration the individual needs of educators and students. This means we can guide them towards encounter types and potential speakers to ensure they have the greatest impact.

Curricular Mapping and useful research

From our research we found that this encounter type is most appropriate for the development of young people from 14 and up. Older pupils approaching decisions about post-16 or post-18 education and training participate in workshops targeting specific career readiness skills. For pupils aged 15 and 16, this includes sixth form or college application writing workshops. For pupils aged 17 and 18, this might involve university and training application workshops, CV writing, and interviewing technique.

Do read the full report to get more information and context on this!

Get Started

We understand that your time as an educator is limited, which is why we have made our service as quick and easy as possible.

We will reach out to guest speakers on your behalf and update you every step of the way, until the visit is completed.

Simply click the link below to search for Business Leaders in your local area and get started.