Connect your students with leaders of successful, growing businesses to help them prepare for the jobs and growth sectors that will be relevant when they leave education.
Founders4schools is a free service for UK state maintained and private primary, secondary schools and sixth form colleges that provide you with a quick (5 mins!) and simple way to increase the employability of your students by facilitating encounters with employers.
Founders4schools offers 3 employability services:
These ‘events’ can be booked as a one-off session but many teachers choose to create series of events across a term or year (at least one per term) for even greater impact.
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3 or 4 local business leaders each talk about their journey and career path - and what they studied. All of our speakers are knowledgeable, authoritative and enthusiastic. They share insights and tips based on their unique experiences. Presentations are followed by a lively Q&A session where students get to ask a variety of questions that interest them. Each event lasts one hour and takes place in the classroom or the auditorium. We ask that a minimum of 25 students attend.
See a founder event in action
All teachers find the events high impact and relevant to whatever subjects are taught in the classroom. Some teachers use the subject filter search to match what they are teaching to particular subjects studied by the business leaders.
Further information for teachers can be found in our FAQs.
100% of new net jobs are created by companies less than 5 years old.
By bringing business leaders into schools, students can discover what sort of skills and pathways are required to be part of companies that will shape our future.
This was an incredibly inspiring event for my students, and as a busy teacher I was amazed at how simple the entire process was from booking, to online advice to planning and running the event.