Employers and Volunteers

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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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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.

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Linking Careers to the Curriculum: A guide to engaging students and supporting progress by embedding teaching in the context of the world of work

This guide and recording have been written to support colleagues in engaging curriculum teachers and employers in co-creating high quality teaching and learning resources that are embedded in the context of the world of work. The model is based on a pilot project undertaken by the Careers and Enterprise Company in partnership with Academies Enterprise Trust and Cornerstone Employers

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Employer engagement in careers education: Insights 2020/21

This report draws out key insights from some of the employers most involved in careers education across the country, analysing how practice is evolving and what activity is generating impact

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