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Guarantee you have the right skills

Through working with schools you can help young people develop the skills you need in your sector and develop your staff at the same time. Ensure the next generation is work ready by forging links with education. Plan for the long term by making those connections today.

Why it's a good idea

  • Schools gain greater access to your knowledge, expertise and support and you help young people develop the attitudes and skills you need.
  • You can inspire young people to work for you or your sector.
  • You’ll make a positive impact on the community with raised awareness of who you are and what you do, in turn giving something back to your local area.
  • You can make connections regardless of the size of your business, from micro to multinational, or whether you are public, private or third sector.
  • It's great for staff development. Employees who do talks at schools or mentor work placements will grow in confidence and gain a sense of achievement in supporting young people.

Ways to get involved

  • Prepare your future employees for the world of work by taking on a Foundation Apprentice. School pupils complete Foundation Apprenticeships alongside their school subjects and are a great way for you to spot future talent.
  • Connect with schools and pass on knowledge of your sector through talks, workshops and workplace visits - all the while raising the profile of your business. Our online tool, Marketplace can help you do it. 
  • Offer a young person work experience through the Certificate of Work Readiness. You help get someone job ready with free support from a training provider; young people get an industry recognised qualification and a reference for their CV.