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

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

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

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

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

Making it meaningful

Our overview and check list help Career Leaders ensure each encounter or experience is meaningful for all participants. 

  • Careers Leader
  • Employer
  • Further Education provider
  • Training Provider
  • Volunteer
  • Free
  • BM5: Encounters with Employers and Employees
  • BM4: Linking curriculum learning to careers
  • BM6: Experiences of the workplace
  • Key stage 3
  • Key stage 4
  • Further education and skills
  • Employer engagement
  • Evaluation/impact measurement tool
  • Information booklets/sheets
  • Presentations
  • SEND