We believe that encounters with employers and employees help inspire and inform students and are vital in delivering a quality careers programme preparing students for a successful future.
Activities such as ‘I Love My Job’ talks for Year 7 and speed networking for older year groups (where volunteers talk about their job role to groups of students) are organised to ensure that students have as many meaningful encounters with an employer/employee each school year.
In reality, students have more than this, as organised whole year and targeted events are complemented by subject teachers organising visits and inviting business volunteers into their lessons. Employers can also play an important role in supporting students develop employability skills both within lessons and the many events that we organise throughout the year.
In addition, the school is always looking for new work experience and work shadowing opportunities for students.
We are always looking for employers to get involved and if you would like to support the college in any way, getting involved in any of the activities mentioned above, please get in contact with Emma Gue at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Local businesses – we need your expertise!
At Saltash Community School we are busy growing your employees of the future. We need your help to raise their career aspirations, develop their employability skills and learn more about the exciting industries in Cornwall.
Inspire young minds:
Being part of our business support network will provide you moments of great satisfaction but striving to make a difference can also be an exciting challenge! Having employers like you helping to inspire young minds and transform attitudes through a range of activities and opportunities is the foundation of an excellent careers programme as set out by the Gatsby Foundation's eight Benchmarks of good practice and the Careers and Enterprise Company.
Ways to support:
- Be part of our Mock interviews with Year 10 or 11 students and help them structure their CVs
- Get involved in extracurricular clubs and activities
- Give an inspiring talk based on your industry or job role
- Provide a coaching/mentoring service through a structured programme
- Run a hands-on workshop with activities relating to your area of expertise
- Be part of our discussions about pathways after school, eg apprenticeships
- Help champion specific issues and challenge barriers in the workplace around gender stereotyping, disability etc
- Help bring a subject lesson to life by linking it to your industry
- Offer a work experience placement for students at you business premises
- Become an ambassador supporting employment routes for young people with special educational needs and disabilities and offer a work experience placement that is co-supported by the school.
What to expect…
By getting involved you will not only be supporting future workforce development and helping to broaden the minds of the young people but you will also be developing new skills for your staff, forging community links and building a positive profile for your company.
We will support you throughout your visit to us to ensure we maximise the use of your valuable time. Our Careers Leader is Mrs Emma Gue (email@example.com) and they will:
- Be your main point of contact for all enquiries
- Organise pre-meets/discussions/information for activities you sing up to
- Provide you details of the local arrangements including parking, facilities and our safeguarding policy.
- Conduct a short evaluation with you to ensure we are getting things right.
- With your permission add you to our network and keep you up to date with future activities.