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Bring the world of work to life to your students 
 
 

At Learning to Work, we have a whole host of activities, services and events that enrich the curriculum, engage and inform and bring the world of work alive for young people.  

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Options For Work 

It is vital that we educate our young people about the wide variety of options open to them to ensure they make the right choices and then in turn access their careers path of choices. The activities have been developed to inspire young people about their futures and therefore support the overall Careers Education Information Advice & Guidance agenda in school. 
Business Insight days are aimed at helping young people to make credible decisions about career choices and equip them with the knowledge and skills they need to develop into highly employable young adults. They not only offer an insight into the business world but support development of valuable soft skills. An example day may include a Business introduction and overview, Departmental talks, Site tours, Interactive workshops introducing various departments, their responsibilities and the roles that exist in that area and finally a Q & A session. 
 
Business Insight days are aimed at helping young people to make credible decisions about career choices and equip them with the knowledge and skills they need to develop into highly employable young adults. They not only offer an insight into the business world but support development of valuable soft skills. An example day may include a Business introduction and overview, Departmental talks, Site tours, Interactive workshops introducing various departments, their responsibilities and the roles that exist in that area and finally a Q & A session. 
We have a whole host of companies and organisations from all different sectors that regularly support our Careers programme. Employers see Careers activities as an excellent way of engaging with their future workforce and advertising the benefits of working with their company. Giving students the opportunity to meet with local employers face to face and ask them questions about their profession and their workplace can really open their eyes to the different career choices out there. 
 
We have a whole host of companies and organisations from all different sectors that regularly support our Careers programme. Employers see Careers activities as an excellent way of engaging with their future workforce and advertising the benefits of working with their company. Giving students the opportunity to meet with local employers face to face and ask them questions about their profession and their workplace can really open their eyes to the different career choices out there. 
Year 11 IAG Process 
 
Our IAG programme for Year 11 students has been built around 3 key concepts of motivation, inspiration and real-life insights into the workplace. This fresh approach directly supports your school’s need to provide independent and impartial IAG and brings Information, Advice and Guidance to life for Year 11 students. 
 
Year 11 IAG Process 
 
Our IAG programme for Year 11 students has been built around 3 key concepts of motivation, inspiration and real-life insights into the workplace. This fresh approach directly supports your school’s need to provide independent and impartial IAG and brings Information, Advice and Guidance to life for Year 11 students. 

Learning to Work 

 
Learning to Work is about experiencing the world of work and developing understanding and skills through practical activities. Activities include work experience opportunities for both Key Stage 4 and Key Stage 5 students, Skills for Life preparation sessions, CV Preparation, Interview Skills development and Enterprise challenges and competitions. 
 
Learning to Work is about experiencing the world of work and developing understanding and skills through practical activities. Activities include work experience opportunities for both Key Stage 4 and Key Stage 5 students, Skills for Life preparation sessions, CV Preparation, Interview Skills development and Enterprise challenges and competitions. 
Our workshops have been designed to equip young people with the skills they need to manage their own daily finances and negotiate the minefield of financial products and services on offer. We have developed a variety of workshops that can be delivered as independent sessions or combined to create a course or a one day event. These sessions have been developed in partnership with young people and delivery of the sessions will be supported by our local business volunteers as appropriate. 
 
Our workshops have been designed to equip young people with the skills they need to manage their own daily finances and negotiate the minefield of financial products and services on offer. We have developed a variety of workshops that can be delivered as independent sessions or combined to create a course or a one day event. These sessions have been developed in partnership with young people and delivery of the sessions will be supported by our local business volunteers as appropriate. 
In response to demand from our customers, we have developed a range of Work Ready Events and Conferences. These activities range from a one day stand-alone event to 3 day conferences or full week programmes. With a focus on preparing young people for the world of work and helping them understand what employers are looking for from future employees, these events bring local business volunteers into school to give students an insight into the workplace, provide information on a wide range of careers, answer students’ questions and teach them the skills they need to communicate and network with a variety of people from all different walks of life. Each event is tailored to the specific needs and outcomes set out by the school or college. 
 
In response to demand from our customers, we have developed a range of Work Ready Events and Conferences. These activities range from a one day stand-alone event to 3 day conferences or full week programmes. With a focus on preparing young people for the world of work and helping them understand what employers are looking for from future employees, these events bring local business volunteers into school to give students an insight into the workplace, provide information on a wide range of careers, answer students’ questions and teach them the skills they need to communicate and network with a variety of people from all different walks of life. Each event is tailored to the specific needs and outcomes set out by the school or college. 
Our Enterprise activities are all about getting students to use their initiative, to come up with new ideas, overcome hurdles, communicate with each other and work together as a team. During our Enterprise events, students work in teams to set up a new business venture to design and market a new product or service. Our events all have a specific theme and we involve an appropriate business to give students a real life perspective on the challenge. 
 
Mini Vans - Students must consider, design, manufacture and sell vans. 
Future Gold - The objective for students is to establish a start up business. 
Healthy Snack - Design and market a new healthy snack. 
Wavelength - Create an innovative and unique radio station and consider how it would run as a profitable business. 
 
Our Enterprise activities are all about getting students to use their initiative, to come up with new ideas, overcome hurdles, communicate with each other and work together as a team. During our Enterprise events, students work in teams to set up a new business venture to design and market a new product or service. Our events all have a specific theme and we involve an appropriate business to give students a real life perspective on the challenge. 
 
Mini Vans - Students must consider, design, manufacture and sell vans. 
Future Gold - The objective for students is to establish a start up business. 
Healthy Snack - Design and market a new healthy snack. 
Wavelength - Create an innovative and unique radio station and consider how it would run as a profitable business. 
The Skills for Life programme has been developed following feedback from our businesses and our students. The aim of the workshops is to prepare students for their work experience so that the placement is as successful as possible for both students and employers. Many students have no previous experience of a working environment and do not know what to expect. The better prepared the students, the more comfortable they will feel on their placement and the more likely they are to succeed. 
 
The Skills for Life programme has been developed following feedback from our businesses and our students. The aim of the workshops is to prepare students for their work experience so that the placement is as successful as possible for both students and employers. Many students have no previous experience of a working environment and do not know what to expect. The better prepared the students, the more comfortable they will feel on their placement and the more likely they are to succeed. 
Primary and Senior Maths Marathon - This inter-school competition challenges students in Year 5 and Year 7 to solve mathematical problems posed in 3 rounds of questions supplied to each school. Having completed the 3 rounds, each school then selects a team of 3 students to represent their school at the final held at the premises of a local employer. 
 
Mini and Junior MasterChef - In this culinary challenge, students work in teams of 3 to plan and prepare a healthy meal for a special occasion. Schools can run heats in school to find the team that will represent them at the final which is judged by professionals from the catering industry. 
 
Primary and Senior Maths Marathon - This inter-school competition challenges students in Year 5 and Year 7 to solve mathematical problems posed in 3 rounds of questions supplied to each school. Having completed the 3 rounds, each school then selects a team of 3 students to represent their school at the final held at the premises of a local employer. 
 
Mini and Junior MasterChef - In this culinary challenge, students work in teams of 3 to plan and prepare a healthy meal for a special occasion. Schools can run heats in school to find the team that will represent them at the final which is judged by professionals from the catering industry. 
CV Preparation Session: - This 90 minute session can be delivered in a variety of different formats; however it works best when every student has access to a computer so that they can start creating their own CV straight away. 
 
The session covers: 
 
Compiling and writing a CV including a Personal Statement 
Choosing the right format 
Updating and tailoring the CV appropriately 
Advice and Guidance from a local business volunteer 
 
Interview Day: - Prior to the day students are asked to submit a CV which is sent to their interviewer in advance. On the day, business volunteers from a number of industries put students through their paces in a 20 minute interview followed by a 10 minute feedback session on their CV and their performance in their interview. This day works well for both Key Stage 4 and Key Stage 5 and can be tailored to specific sectors or job roles as appropriate. 
 
CV Preparation Session: - This 90 minute session can be delivered in a variety of different formats; however it works best when every student has access to a computer so that they can start creating their own CV straight away. 
 
The session covers: 
 
Compiling and writing a CV including a Personal Statement 
Choosing the right format 
Updating and tailoring the CV appropriately 
Advice and Guidance from a local business volunteer 
 
Interview Day: - Prior to the day students are asked to submit a CV which is sent to their interviewer in advance. On the day, business volunteers from a number of industries put students through their paces in a 20 minute interview followed by a 10 minute feedback session on their CV and their performance in their interview. This day works well for both Key Stage 4 and Key Stage 5 and can be tailored to specific sectors or job roles as appropriate. 
Having made the decision to stay on into the 6th Form, Post 16 students not only have to contend with the big step up from Key Stage 4 to Key Stage 5 courses, they also have to start making decisions about their future career paths. Do they continue to study at college or university or do they get out into the world of work? 
 
Working closely with local companies, we have developed a series of activities that enhance experiences of the world of work, giving students a better understanding of the career paths open to them and allowing them to make informed decisions about their own futures. 
 
Having made the decision to stay on into the 6th Form, Post 16 students not only have to contend with the big step up from Key Stage 4 to Key Stage 5 courses, they also have to start making decisions about their future career paths. Do they continue to study at college or university or do they get out into the world of work? 
 
Working closely with local companies, we have developed a series of activities that enhance experiences of the world of work, giving students a better understanding of the career paths open to them and allowing them to make informed decisions about their own futures. 

Engage For Work 

Engage for Work is about support activities that encourage, motivate and nurture young people to realise what they can achieve. 
 
Our activities are designed to engage young people and help them overcome their barriers to participation. The opportunity to meet and interact with a range of employers from the local area can really help young people to improve their self-confidence and communication skills as well as help them to make more informed decisions about their future directions. Mentors, guest speakers and work experience opportunities can have a transformative effect on the life of a young person. 
 
Aim 
 
To give young people the power and confidence to take control of their lives and future careers. 
 
Objectives 
 
Improve behaviour and attitude towards school through keyworker support 
Increase self-esteem and confidence by participating in alternative curriculum activities 
Raise aspirations by completing a programme of extended work experience 
 
Aim 
 
To give young people the power and confidence to take control of their lives and future careers. 
 
Objectives 
 
Improve behaviour and attitude towards school through keyworker support 
Increase self-esteem and confidence by participating in alternative curriculum activities 
Raise aspirations by completing a programme of extended work experience 
Key Stage 3 Support Programme:- This programme is for students in Key Stage 3 who may be starting to show signs of disengagement. We strongly believe that prevention is better than cure so we have developed a 6 week programme that works with students to understand the reasons behind the change in their behaviour, attendance or attainment and aims to put them back on track through key sessions, group activities and volunteering opportunities. 
 
Extended Work Experience:- For students in Year 10 or 11, extended work experience gives the opportunity to experience the world of work in a more in-depth way. The experience of attending a work placement one day a week can really help students to focus on what they want to achieve and hopefully 
 
Raise Your Game Mentor Programme:- Raise Your Game offers a year-long programme of tailored support and activities that will help inspire and engage young people in years 10 and 11 who are struggling in school and will empower them to realise their full potential. 
 
Key Stage 3 Support Programme:- This programme is for students in Key Stage 3 who may be starting to show signs of disengagement. We strongly believe that prevention is better than cure so we have developed a 6 week programme that works with students to understand the reasons behind the change in their behaviour, attendance or attainment and aims to put them back on track through key sessions, group activities and volunteering opportunities. 
 
Extended Work Experience:- For students in Year 10 or 11, extended work experience gives the opportunity to experience the world of work in a more in-depth way. The experience of attending a work placement one day a week can really help students to focus on what they want to achieve and hopefully 
 
Raise Your Game Mentor Programme:- Raise Your Game offers a year-long programme of tailored support and activities that will help inspire and engage young people in years 10 and 11 who are struggling in school and will empower them to realise their full potential. 
We regularly work with young people with a variety of disabilities and special needs including moderate learning difficulties, Autistic Spectrum Disorders, sensory impairment and physical disabilities. We place young people with a variety of needs on work experience each year. We also work with small groups of students to prepare them for the world of work through activities such as Enterprise events and Careers activities. Our team has a wealth of experience supporting young people with special needs and have undergone training to understand the forms of disability that we work with most frequently, for example Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD). 
 
Through our experience of working with the Special schools and SEN departments, our team has tailored the following activities to ensure they meet the needs of our SEN students: 
 
Work Experience 
Enterprise Events 
Careers Events 
Work Preparation Sessions 
 
We regularly work with young people with a variety of disabilities and special needs including moderate learning difficulties, Autistic Spectrum Disorders, sensory impairment and physical disabilities. We place young people with a variety of needs on work experience each year. We also work with small groups of students to prepare them for the world of work through activities such as Enterprise events and Careers activities. Our team has a wealth of experience supporting young people with special needs and have undergone training to understand the forms of disability that we work with most frequently, for example Autistic Spectrum Disorders (ASD). 
 
Through our experience of working with the Special schools and SEN departments, our team has tailored the following activities to ensure they meet the needs of our SEN students: 
 
Work Experience 
Enterprise Events 
Careers Events 
Work Preparation Sessions 
The Volunteer Passport programme aims to provide students with the opportunity to develop their self-confidence, communication and work-ready skills through volunteering in the local community. Learning to Work will facilitate workshops to prepare students for volunteering and support them as they work towards an accredited qualification - the NCFE Level 2 Award in Volunteering. 
 
The Volunteer Passport programme aims to provide students with the opportunity to develop their self-confidence, communication and work-ready skills through volunteering in the local community. Learning to Work will facilitate workshops to prepare students for volunteering and support them as they work towards an accredited qualification - the NCFE Level 2 Award in Volunteering. 
 
 
 
 
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