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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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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.

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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

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

  • Cornerstone Employer
  • Employer
  • Volunteer
  • Careers In Context
  • Free
  • BM2: Learning from Career and Labour Market Information
  • BM4: Linking curriculum learning to careers
  • BM5: Encounters with Employers and Employees
  • BM6: Experiences of the workplace
  • Guidance

Cornerstone Employer Roadmap

We have created a roadmap in partnership with Cornerstone Employers from across our network that will act as a navigator on your journey as an advocate for employers and young people.

The roadmap will provide all the resources, guidance, and links you need including: 

  • Examples of good practice from individuals and groups
  • Guidance around working collaboratively to create a greater impact
  • Links to networking opportunities
  • A step-by-step approach for employers at every stage of their Cornerstone journey
  • Checklists to build and maintain momentum
  • Cornerstone Employer
  • Employer
  • Free
  • Information booklets/sheets

Cornerstone Employer Working Together Kit

You have made a commitment to support this work and your stakeholders want to hear about the work you are undertaking. We have created a communications pack that not only provides the tools and support you need but shares ways in which you can use them to further develop your profile as a leading voice in building the workforce of tomorrow.

Our Working Together Kit will provide practical ideas and examples that you can adopt to share your innovation and good practice.

  • Cornerstone Employer
  • Employer
  • Free

DMA Talent: Autism Employers guide

Over the past 18 months, DMA Talent’s Neurodiversity Initiative has worked alongside experts, brands and leading industry figures, some with neurodevelopmental conditions themselves, to define best practice and develop a forum where businesses can discuss neurodiversity.

  • Cornerstone Employer
  • Employer
  • Volunteer
  • Free
  • BM3: Addressing the needs of each pupil
  • BM5: Encounters with Employers and Employees
  • Information booklets/sheets
  • SEND

DMA Talent: Dyslexia Employers guide

To help employers understand dyslexia, how to treat employees as individuals, and how to make reasonable adjustments for them so they can thrive in the workplace, we’ve collaborated alongside the DM Trust and specialists to create a detailed guide

  • Cornerstone Employer
  • Employer
  • Volunteer
  • Free
  • BM3: Addressing the needs of each pupil
  • BM5: Encounters with Employers and Employees
  • Information booklets/sheets
  • SEND

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

Green Jobs Webinar

This employer facing webinar was the fourth in a series of peer learning events for Cornerstone Employers, Enterprise Advisers, and other interested employers. Green Jobs are key to post-pandemic economic recovery and achieving net zero targets.

  • Cornerstone Employer
  • Employer
  • Free
  • Audio
  • Training
  • Videos