At Springpod, we’ve been thinking, and with the government’s new career strategy fully underway, it’s never been more important for schools and colleges to engage with employers. Rather than a hinderance, this strategy is the perfect opportunity to get the future generation more job-ready and prepared for the real-life working world that awaits them.
With the demand to make students more employable, an array of employer-engagement activities have surfaced. From enterprise competitions to workplace visits, from mentoring to mock interviews – schools and colleges are all conducting a variety of activities that are exciting, interactive and fun, enabling students to learn more and think more about the world of work.
With all this inspiring employer-engagement activity going on, we thought we’d reach out directly to schools and colleges to get some info on it all. We want to search far and wide – picking the brains of that Careers Leader in Norfolk who organises the perfect careers fair; getting to grips with that teacher in Reading who’s CV workshops are second-to-none; and delving into the world of that Principal in Birmingham who organises top-notch work experience with their eyes shut.
We’re therefore asking for schools and colleges everywhere to fill out a very quick survey to share their expertise on an employer-engagement activity they excel at. With this information, our goal is to curate a comprised report of all different types of employer-engagement activities just for you, packed with information and tips from real-life people that have been there, done that and succeeded. So it might be that you’re a whizz at careers websites or maybe employer-led career learning is your thing. Whatever it may be, we want to hear it.
But what’s in it for you? As well as being part of a life-changing report, by submitting answers to the survey, you’ll be entered into a draw to win £300 for your school or college’s chosen charity. So it really is a win-win-win situation.
Complete the survey here. Closes on Friday 21st September at 2pm.