This section includes information and resources for schools, to help inspire and prepare students for the world of work.
Please fill out the form below if you require any assistance with employability activities, such as mock interviews and careers fairs
Swindon and Wiltshire Enterprise Adviser Network
The Enterprise Adviser Network is supporting powerful and lasting business engagement in education across the Swindon & Wiltshire Local Enterprise Partnership area.
Request support for careers education events
Please complete the form below, if you require any support/assistance with careers fairs, mock interviews, cv workshops, apprenticeships or any other employability activities.
This will go to a member of the Employment & Skills Service who will then be in touch with you shortly.
Right Choice…for your school offers a wide variety of support services to all education providers, including Schools, Academies, Further Education Colleges, Early Years Providers, Childcare Settings, Local Authorities and other establishments.
Committed to making a difference to children and young people in Wiltshire the website provides access to high quality services and expertise.
Wiltshire Careers Education Programme
These free specialist CEIAG (Careers Education Information Advice and Guidance) lessons and curriculum produced with Wiltshire employers will shortly be re-issued to all Wiltshire secondary schools and colleges via USB and hard copy.
Lessons for Years 7-13 cover ‘being enterprising, employability skills, what is an entrepreneur, STEM careers, Higher Education options and alternatives to University’ to name just a few.
The interactive classroom sessions are supporting schools to improve young people’s preparedness for the world of work, personal motivation, self-confidence, sense of responsibility, team work and communication/presentation skills.
Role Model Network
Through this network we aim to link students with positive and inspirational role models to boost their confidence, self‐efficacy and long‐term employability.
Inspirational role models including those with STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) expertise as well as authors, athletes, artists, musicians, entrepreneurs, poets, members of the business community and volunteers are supported to visit a Wiltshire school (primary, secondary) or college.
These role models speak in schools across Wiltshire to inspire and motivate students, develop an aspiration and interest in STEM careers and offer an insight into the world of work. The visit involves an informal and supervised assembly‐style chat and could be about their job, overcoming barriers/diversity/life challenges or telling an inspirational/motivational story.
If you are interested in becoming a STEM Role Model and inspiring the future generation please get in touch with the Wiltshire Skills 4 Success team.
Local employment information
Do you know what businesses there are in Wiltshire or even what industry sectors?
Follow the link below to see Wiltshire Council’s Labour Market Intelligence (LMI) documents which explain what key industry sectors there are in the Wiltshire area and what qualifications are preferable to work in that industry. They also provide information on relevant apprenticeships, how employers recruit, example positions and salaries, future growth of the sector, Wiltshire employers and where you can study.
The aim of these documents is to give you an understanding of the key priority and growth sectors within the county, to help you make the best decision about your future career.
Support for Schools provided by Jobcentre Plus
Support for Schools can help provide a free demand-led, flexible and responsive service for your school through:
- Sourcing employers for careers events or inspirational presentations
- Information on the local labour market, the growth sectors and employers recruiting in the area
- Help in sourcing work experience placements
- Information on routes into apprenticeships
- Employability Skills.
Support for Schools aims to make students aware of the wide range of occupations and careers that they might consider. Support can be used to up-skill teachers on apprenticeships or the local labour market for example to use in future careers lesson. They can deliver this support through group sessions or presentations and can also deliver information to parents.
Jobcentre Plus Support for Schools will complement your current careers IAG, and not duplicate what is already in place.
For more information please contact Charlotte Merry:
Tel: 07584 887230
Are you organising work experience for your pupils but your unsure what that entails? We have collected information from the Department of Education, the Health and Safety Executive and Careers & Enterprise Company all in one place to give you a better understanding of your responsibilities and the work involved.
Schools event calendar
Click on the link below to view what events Wiltshire schools are planning and to help you organise your event at the best time.
This event calendar is a support tool for schools to help them plan careers events, workshops and open days.