Secondary: Case Studies from the UK

Here are UK cases of employers helping young people to understand the world of work and what is meant by employability skills:

Finham Park Secondary School  in Coventry organised a careers event for year 12 and 13 students considering options other than university. The aim was to introduce students to options other than HE.

Apprenticeship_Options Day Finham Park School

London Academy  in Barnet organised an Apprenticeship Careers Fair with a range of employers for students from Yr 11-13, to develop awareness and information about apprenticeships in schools.

Apprenticeship Fair London Academy Barnet

Tunmarsh School, a Pupil Referral Unit (PRU) based in East London, ran a careers fair targeted at Years 7-9 (Key Stage 3) and Year 10 (Key Stage 4) students.

PRU Careers Fair Case study Tunmarsh School

West Herts College in Hertfordshire organise weekly informal employer talks for students aged 16-19, to tie in with the students’ courses.

Careers Talks Fra ncesca Bonn West Herts College East of England

Whitley Academy in Coventry ran a careers speed networking event for Year 11 students with the aim of inspiring students to think about their career choices and what an apprenticeship scheme was about.

Speed networking-Apprenticeship Fair Whitley Academy

Wilberforce College  in Hull ran a mock interview session with employee volunteers to encourage students to think about their futures, both in terms of higher education and employment.

Mock Interview case study Wilberforce college Hull

Apprenticeship events: As part of a project in the South East and East of England areas we have been working with schools and colleges to run special events, to help raise awareness of apprenticeships.

St Mary’s School in Herfordshire SFA Case Study St Mary’s

Smithdon School in Norfolk SFA Case Study Smithdon School Norfolk

Orchard Academy in Kent SFA Case Study Orchards Academy