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

Amazing Apprenticeships: New recruitment methods (film)

A short film created by Amazing Apprenticeships in partnership with the Cabinet Office, highlighting the range of different techniques being used by employers to shortlist potential apprentices

  • Careers Leader
  • Employer
  • Further Education provider
  • Training Provider
  • Free
  • BM2: Learning from Career and Labour Market Information
  • BM5: Encounters with Employers and Employees
  • BM7: Encounters with Further and Higher Education
  • Key stage 4
  • Further education and skills
  • Parent engagement
  • Videos

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

Career HELP Advice System

A unique comprehensive on-line careers advice system commencing with a personal profile quiz using graphic images.

  • Careers Leader
  • Employer
  • Governor
  • Parent / Carer
  • Free
  • BM1: A stable Careers Programme
  • BM2: Learning from Career and Labour Market Information
  • BM3: Addressing the needs of each pupil
  • BM4: Linking curriculum learning to careers
  • BM8: Personal Guidance
  • Key stage 3
  • Key stage 4
  • Further education and skills
  • Audio
  • Virtual

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. It draws on survey data from ninety businesses of different shapes, types, sectors and in each region of England, and analyses their experiences of preparing students for the world of work.

  • Careers Leader
  • Cornerstone Employer
  • Education Leader
  • Employer
  • Training Provider
  • Free
  • BM1: A stable Careers Programme
  • Guidance

Key Facts About Independent Training Providers - 2021

The Key Stats 2021 publication contains a useful and informative overview of the Independent Training Provider sector and has been provided by the Association of Employment and Learning Providers (AELP)

  • Careers Leader
  • Cornerstone Employer
  • Delivery Provider
  • Education Leader
  • Employer
  • Further Education provider
  • Governor
  • Parent / Carer
  • Training Provider
  • Trust
  • Volunteer
  • Free
  • BM1: A stable Careers Programme
  • BM7: Encounters with Further and Higher Education
  • Key stage 3
  • Key stage 4
  • Further education and skills
  • Employer engagement
  • Guidance
  • Research
  • 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

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

  • Careers Leader
  • Employer
  • My Learning My Future
  • Free
  • BM4: Linking curriculum learning to careers
  • Key stage 3
  • Key stage 4
  • Information booklets/sheets
  • Videos

MSMF Employer Videos: SONY

This resource contains links to a series of videos to support understanding around SONY as an employer as part of the My Skills My Future programme 

  • Careers Leader
  • Employer
  • Further Education provider
  • Training Provider
  • My Skills My Future
  • Free
  • BM1: A stable Careers Programme
  • BM3: Addressing the needs of each pupil
  • BM5: Encounters with Employers and Employees
  • BM4: Linking curriculum learning to careers
  • Key stage 3
  • Key stage 4
  • Further education and skills
  • Employer engagement
  • Videos
  • SEND

MSMF Employer projects: BAM NUTTAL renewable energy

Developed by Bam Nuttal this is an employer prject which features in the My Skills My Future programme and is around renewable energy.  Targeted at Career SEND Group 2 this activity is suitable for those typically likely to take GCSE or Level 2 equivalent qualifications  

  • Careers Leader
  • Employer
  • Further Education provider
  • Training Provider
  • My Skills My Future
  • Free
  • BM1: A stable Careers Programme
  • BM4: Linking curriculum learning to careers
  • BM3: Addressing the needs of each pupil
  • BM5: Encounters with Employers and Employees
  • Key stage 4
  • Further education and skills
  • Employer engagement
  • Information booklets/sheets
  • Lesson plans
  • Worksheets
  • SEND