Career Connect

A local secondary school approached Career Connect as they were struggling to find an effective way to meet Gatsby Benchmark 6 (Experiences of the workplace) for their Year 12 students.

Career Connect arranged for students to have a 2-hour focused session with employers from a selection of occupational areas. This enabled:

  • A meaningful encounter with an employer
  • The opportunity to attend a formal meeting in a workplace
  • A further understanding of the skills required for work

Career Connect engaged suitable employers from local growth sectors in response to student choices, including

Balfour Beatty, Jackson Lees Solicitors, ACCA, Signature Living Hotel Group, Liverpool Women’s Hospital, The Royal Court Theatre and American Airlines

Feedback from the school:

The employer presented well, had a lovely manner and engaged with the students.  It was great to hear about the skills needed for work as well.”

One of the students added

“I found the session really informative and I liked the informal nature of the talk, it was good to be able to ask questions.”


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