Employers and Volunteers

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Transition
Supporting Employers: Working with Young People with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)

Step by step resources to support Employers and Enterprise Advisers when working with young people with SEND. 

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Training
Experiences of the Workplace (BM6): Step by step guide for Employers

Developed in partnership with Careermap, this microsite contains all the information employers need to offer experiences of the workplace to young people

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Careers in Context 2020: Can Do Guide for Employers

This guide sets out examples from employers who have already achieved impact and aims to give confidence and inspiration as employers plan activities

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An Employer’s guide to supporting STEM careers education in England

This Employer’s guide to STEM careers education explains how employer engagement can support secondary schools and colleges in England to deliver high-quality science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) careers education.

Employer resources

Resource 1: The Careers Landscape

This is the first resource in our Supporting Employers: Working with Young People with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) collection.

It will take you through what the SEND education and Careers Landscape look like and give you an understanding around the world of SEND 

  • Employer
  • Supporting Employers: Working with Young People with SEND
  • Stage 1: Awareness and Engagement
  • Free
  • Key stage 3
  • Key stage 4
  • Further education and skills
  • Information booklets/sheets
  • SEND

Resource 2: The benefits and challenges

This is the second resource in our Supporting Employers: Working with Young People with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) collection.

This resource talks about the business benefits of working with young people with SEND and looks at the barriers and misconceptions that can be in place and how these can be overcome.

  • Employer
  • Supporting Employers: Working with Young People with SEND
  • Stage 1: Awareness and Engagement
  • 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

Resource 3: Engaging with a School, Special School or College

This is the third resource in our Supporting Employers: Working with Young People with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) collection.

This resource looks at how to engage with a School, Special School or College and the steps you might take. It includes some tips to ensure the engagement is effective.

  • Employer
  • Supporting Employers: Working with Young People with SEND
  • Stage 1: Awareness and Engagement
  • Free
  • Key stage 3
  • Key stage 4
  • Further education and skills
  • Information booklets/sheets
  • SEND

Resource 4: Tips for effective communication

This is the fourth resource in our Supporting Employers: Working with Young People with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) collection.

This resource contains tips on how to ensure effective communication when working with Schools, Special Schools and Colleges.  It also looks at some questions you might want to ask to enable you to build an effective relationship 

  • Employer
  • Supporting Employers: Working with Young People with SEND
  • Stage 2: Planning and Implementation
  • 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

Resource 5: Gaining Support from different stakeholders

This is the fifth resource in our Supporting Employers: Working with Young People with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) collection.

In this resource you can gain some understanding about how to gain support from stakeholders including colleagues and Senior Leaders in schools. 

  • Employer
  • Supporting Employers: Working with Young People with SEND
  • Stage 2: Planning and Implementation
  • 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

Resource 6: Guidance on choosing and planning an activity

This is the sixth resource in our Supporting Employers: Working with Young People with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) collection.

This resource takes you through some tips on choosing and planning activity when working with young people with SEND. It also contains useful checklists for when you choose your activity to support its implementation 

  • Employer
  • Supporting Employers: Working with Young People with SEND
  • Stage 2: Planning and Implementation
  • 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
  • Virtual
  • SEND

Resource 7: Gathering feedback and learnings from activities

This is the final resource in our Supporting Employers: Working with Young People with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) collection.

This resource looks at how you can reflect on the activities and ensures you are able to gather feedback that can inform future provision.  

  • Employer
  • Supporting Employers: Working with Young People with SEND
  • Stage 3: Evaluation and Review
  • 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