Employer engagement

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Ambitious about Autism Toolkits

This resource contains  a collection of toolkits to help more autistic young people access sustainable and meaningful employment opportunities. 

The resources will help employers to develop their awareness and understanding of autism. They will support the hiring and retaining of talented autistic young people.

These resources are also relevant for autistic young people, their parents/carers, teachers, and other relevant professionals to support a young person to make informed choices about their future employment opportunities.

  • Careers Leader
  • Employer
  • Volunteer
  • Free
  • BM1: A stable Careers Programme
  • BM5: Encounters with Employers and Employees
  • BM6: Experiences of the workplace
  • Key stage 3
  • Key stage 4
  • Further education and skills
  • Employer engagement
  • Information booklets/sheets
  • SEND

Blueprint: Virtual experience of the workplace

Created by the London team this resource supports thinking around virtual experiences of the workplace for schools and businesses. 

  • Careers Leader
  • Delivery Provider
  • Education Leader
  • Employer
  • Further Education provider
  • Training Provider
  • Trust
  • Volunteer
  • Free
  • BM5: Encounters with Employers and Employees
  • BM6: Experiences of the workplace
  • Key stage 3
  • Key stage 4
  • Further education and skills
  • Information booklets/sheets
  • Template
  • SEND

Cornerstone Employer Group Case Studies - Birmingham

Case study from the Cornerstone Employer Group at the Birmingham Careers Hub – gives an overview of their recent work on Removing Barriers: supporting SEND students, with HS2, Wilmott Dixon, Jacobs and others.

  • Employer
  • BM3: Addressing the needs of each pupil
  • BM5: Encounters with Employers and Employees
  • BM6: Experiences of the workplace
  • Key stage 3
  • Key stage 4
  • Further education and skills
  • Employer engagement
  • STEM
  • Transition
  • SEND

Cornerstone Employer Group Case Studies - Dorset

Case study from the Cornerstone Employer Group at the Dorset Careers Hub – gives an overview of their recent work on Vocational pathways, including T levels, with J.P. Morgan.

  • Employer
  • Training Provider
  • Free
  • BM2: Learning from Career and Labour Market Information
  • BM3: Addressing the needs of each pupil
  • BM4: Linking curriculum learning to careers
  • BM5: Encounters with Employers and Employees
  • BM6: Experiences of the workplace
  • Further education and skills
  • Employer engagement
  • STEM
  • Transition

Cornerstone Employer Group Case Studies – West of England

Case study from the Cornerstone Employer Group at the West of England Careers Hub – gives an overview of their recent work on Strategic Action Groups.

  • Employer
  • Free
  • BM2: Learning from Career and Labour Market Information
  • BM3: Addressing the needs of each pupil
  • BM4: Linking curriculum learning to careers
  • BM5: Encounters with Employers and Employees
  • BM6: Experiences of the workplace
  • Employer engagement

Fuelling Futures: a guide to supporting SEND for Small and Medium-sized Enterprises

A practical guide to help employers provide workplace experiences, including supported internships and supported apprenticeships, for young people with SEND.

  • Employer
  • Free
  • BM5: Encounters with Employers and Employees
  • BM6: Experiences of the workplace
  • BM4: Linking curriculum learning to careers
  • Key stage 3
  • Key stage 4
  • Further education and skills
  • Information booklets/sheets
  • Template
  • SEND

How to Support Careers and Enterprise Activities in Schools: a Practical Guide for Employers

We partnered with the CBI to undertake research to better understand how employers engage with schools. From this research we have produced this practical guide for employers who want to engage with schools together with a compendium of case studies from businesses.

  • Employer
  • Free
  • BM5: Encounters with Employers and Employees
  • BM6: Experiences of the workplace
  • Key stage 3
  • Key stage 4
  • Further education and skills
  • Research

Immerse Education

Immerse Education offers two week programmes in academic subject development with tutors from the University of Oxford and Cambridge. These take place as a residential programme in July and August, with accommodation provided at the universities, and a full programme of support academic and social activities.

There are also options to take part virtually, with an Online Academic Insights programme that runs for two weeks in December, April and throughout July and August. Although this is a fee-paying programme, we have bursaries available, and offer scholarships based on an essay competition open to all students aged 13-18.

  • Employer
  • Costed
  • BM2: Learning from Career and Labour Market Information
  • BM5: Encounters with Employers and Employees
  • BM6: Experiences of the workplace
  • BM7: Encounters with Further and Higher Education
  • BM8: Personal Guidance
  • Key stage 4
  • Further education and skills
  • Training
  • Virtual

Inclusion mag for Employers

This series of four Careermag for Inclusion publications are designed for employers who do not currently work with young people with SEND. It showcases case studies of success to inspire employers to get involved and the highlights the benefits for the young people and for the business.

  • Careers Leader
  • Cornerstone Employer
  • Employer
  • Further Education provider
  • Supporting Employers: Working with Young People with SEND
  • Free
  • BM5: Encounters with Employers and Employees
  • BM6: Experiences of the workplace
  • Key stage 3
  • Key stage 4
  • Further education and skills
  • Information booklets/sheets
  • SEND

LLEP Employer Engagement Guide

Developed by the Leicester and Leicestershire Enterprise Partnership the purpose of this guide is to help your school or college to build long-lasting relationships with local businesses to enhance the interventions your students receive throughout their time at your establishment.

  • Careers Leader
  • Employer
  • Further Education provider
  • Training Provider
  • Free
  • BM5: Encounters with Employers and Employees
  • BM6: Experiences of the workplace
  • Key stage 3
  • Key stage 4
  • Further education and skills
  • Employer engagement
  • Information booklets/sheets
  • SEND