Invite a volunteer speaker into your school to assist young people with the employability skills required to help them find and keep a job.

What is an Employability Event?

Employability Events focus on the functional skills required to help young people find and keep a job. This could include things like CV writing, application forms and mock interviews.

What is the impact of an Employability Event?

An Employability Event has a noticeable impact upon the attitude young people have towards the world of work, and their place within it. By demystifying some the processes and terminology that allow young people to find and keep a job they become empowered and can clearly identify how to express their own skills and learning in a context which will secure them employment.

Resources to Help you Prepare your Students for Interviews

Career Education Standard - I Can!

Here is one example per level of the areas of the "I can" framework that would typically be covered by engaging your young people in an employability event. Download the mapping document for more!

By the end of second level

  • I can apply my skills to get more information about jobs/careers.

By the end of BGE

  • I can manage my profile, share it appropriately and justify my choice of evidence.

By the end of Senior Phase

  • I can draw appropriately on evidence from my skills profile to help me complete application forms, create CVs and when practising interview techniques.

Click below for more detailed Curricular Mapping

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