‘If you’ve done it right you can then use that in later life, and feel like you’ve got the skills then that matter that you can take forward to any job that you want to apply for’- Pupil, West Hill School.
One pupil said they felt it would be ‘useful to learn more about how to write a CV specifically tailored towards a particular career instead of being more general’.
A stable careers programme
Our digital platform enables time-poor educators to create a structured careers programme quickly and simply. We provide educators with clear guidance on the types of events they can book and, using smart algorithms, make recommendations on which speakers and volunteers will have the most impact.
Addressing the needs of each pupil
With our advanced filtering system, we put control of the student-employer encounter firmly in the hands of the educator, ensuring they can select speakers who are best suited to inspire their students. Educators can filter by industry, gender, race, company revenue and growth.
Encounters with employers and employees
Our service connects children and young people directly with business leaders from their local communities. Our digital platform recommends a varied programme of careers encounters including career talks, speed mentoring, enterprise activities and workplace visits, all of which can be booked instantly through our platform.
Encounters with further and higher education
We enable educators to connect with a wide range of employers and employees who can speak to young people about their career path. By providing a diverse perspective on how they have approached their careers, students will be able to understand the different academic and vocational routes that are available to them.
Using our clever digital platform, Founders4Schools is able to take into consideration the individual needs of educators and students. This means we can guide them towards encounter types and potential speakers to ensure they have the greatest impact.
From our research we found that this encounter type is most appropriate for the development of young people from 14 and up. Older pupils approaching decisions about post-16 or post-18 education and training participate in workshops targeting specific career readiness skills. For pupils aged 15 and 16, this includes sixth form or college application writing workshops. For pupils aged 17 and 18, this might involve university and training application workshops, CV writing, and interviewing technique.
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We will reach out to guest speakers on your behalf and update you every step of the way, until the visit is completed.
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