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Apprenticeships

Gloucestershire & Wiltshire Partnership

Network of over 30 Training Providers who deliver in the areas of Gloucestershire, Wiltshire & Swindon local authority areas.

www.gw-partnership.co.uk/

Get MY First Job

Offers a whole new way to start your life in work. It’s more than a search tool, it’s the first step to getting what you want out of life.

www.getmyfirstjob.co.uk/

Employability workshops

Barclays Life Skills

Helps young people get the skills and experiences they need to enter the world of work.

www.barclayslifeskills.com

BITC Business Class

Creates effective and mutually beneficial school-businesses partnerships.

www.bitc.org.uk/programmes/business-class

Employer-delivered classroom learning

Careers Lab

‘Business Ambassadors’ bring their knowledge and experience of the world of work to the classroom to help inspire & motivate students to start thinking about their own career journey.

www.careerslab.co.uk/schools/

BITC Business Class

Creates effective and mutually beneficial school-businesses partnerships.

www.bitc.org.uk/programmes/business-class

Employer led curriculum learning

Apps for Good

An open-source technology education movement that partners with educators in schools and learning centres to deliver our course to young people 10-18 years of age. We provide the course content, training and connections to our Expert volunteers, and then let teachers do what they are best at – inspiring and guiding young people.

www.appsforgood.org/

Barclays Life Skills

Helps young people get the skills and experiences they need to enter the world of work.

www.barclayslifeskills.com 

Careers Lab

‘Business Ambassadors’ bring their knowledge and experience of the world of work to the classroom to help inspire and motivate students to start thinking about their own career journey.

www.careerslab.co.uk/schools/

Enterprise activities

The Real Game Series

A series of classroom-based programmes developed to help students learn more about themselves and both the opportunities and the responsibilities of adult life in a fun and constructive way.

www.realgame.co.uk/

Young Enterprise

UK charity that helps young people to harness their personal and business skills.

www.young-enterprise.org.uk/

My Kinda Future

Connect students with employers and help develop their employability skills to kick-start their career. Work with leading businesses across a wide range of sectors who want to work with, upskill and employ your students.  Online challenges are real-life business challenges, students respond with their ideas and are rewarded with an employment opportunity or experience.

www.mykindacrowd.com/

Enterprise competitions

Tenner

The nationwide competition to find the next generation of budding entrepreneurs. Here you’ll find out when the challenge begins, how it works and how you can get your students involved and motivated.

www.tenner.org.uk/#/

Young Enterprise

The UK’s leading charity that empowers young people to harness their personal and business skills.

www.young-enterprise.org.uk/

Young Engineer

Take part in challenges such as Project Eggs Factor and Krazy Racers.

www.youngeng.org.uk/benefits/secondary/

Mentoring

BITC Business Class

Creates effective and mutually beneficial school-businesses partnerships.

www.bitc.org.uk/programmes/business-class

Young Engineer

Students apply for our comprehensive Young Engineer for Britain Mentoring Programme.

www.youngeng.org.uk/benefits/secondary/

Dame Kelly Holmes Trust

Get On Track is a mentoring programme led by world-class athletes. Improve your communication, teamwork, confidence, health and well-being.

www.damekellyholmestrust.org/young-people/get-on-track/

Role Models

Future First

Future First helps schools and colleges harness the experiences and skills of their former students. Relatable role models can inspire through a thriving & engaged alumni network.

http://futurefirst.org.uk/

STEMNET (the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics Network)

Creates opportunities to inspire young people in STEM. Catalyst delivers the STEMNET contracts across Wiltshire, Swindon, Dorset, Bournemouth and Poole & connectspeople with science, technology, engineering and maths in Wiltshire, Swindon and Dorset.

http://www.graphicscience.co.uk/stem/

Founders4Schools

Mission is to improve the life chances of students by giving them access to inspiring business leaders in their community who help them discover the skills and pathways that will be relevant when they leave education.

www.founders4schools.org.uk/about/#/

Inspiring the Future

Securely connecting thousands of teachers with volunteers from the world of work; committing an hour a year to speak about their job

www.inspiringthefuture.org/

Talks and websites

Careers and skills fairs

Founders4Schools

Mission is to improve the life chances of students by giving them access to inspiring business leaders in their community who help them discover the skills and pathways that will be relevant when they leave education.

www.founders4schools.org.uk/about/#/

Skills South West

The Regional Skills Events are hugely interactive careers, jobs and skills events for young people. Since 2007 they’ve helped over 100,000 young people find out about careers, skills and learning options.

http://skillssw.co.uk/

Careers talks

BITC Business Class

Creates effective and mutually beneficial school-businesses partnerships.

www.bitc.org.uk/programmes/business-class

I could

Real stories to inspire your career – from Accountants to Zoo Keepers, get a first hand view of jobs and ideas for your future.

http://icould.com/

WorKingOptions (part of The MonKeyBusiness Foundation)

Aims to help State School, VI form students to realise their potential. With our support they can deliver demonstrable success in their educational and career achievements.

www.workingoptions.co.uk/

Founders4Schools

Mission is to improve the life chances of students by giving them access to inspiring business leaders in their community who help them discover the skills and pathways that will be relevant when they leave education.

www.founders4schools.org.uk/about/#/

Inspiring the Future

Securely connecting thousands of teachers with volunteers from the world of work; committing an hour a year to speak about their job.

www.inspiringthefuture.org/

Speakers for Schools

Providing state schools with inspiring talks from leading figures, free of charge.

www.speakers4schools.org/

Comprehensive careers websites

Adviza

A charity inspiring people to make better decisions that help them progress in learning and work. Our passion is to support young people and others, at important times in their lives where key decisions need to be made.   We aim to raise people’s aspirations and motivate them to achieve their full potential.

www.adviza.org.uk/

Career Companion

Independent and impartial gateway to careers information on the internet.

www.careercompanion.co.uk/studentcompanion

Career Pilot

Plan your study & work. Your choices at 14, 16 and 18, routes to different qualifications and job sectors, and career tools to help you decide.

www.careerpilot.org.uk/

Plotr

Explore careers in different worlds of work. Which careers will you discover in Fashion and Beauty World, Animal World, Sport and Fitness World and many, many, others?

www.plotr.co.uk/

Kudos

Career exploration takes off with Kudos, trusted by teachers and advisers to inspire young people to explore future options.

www.cascaid.co.uk/shop/products/kudos/

Unifrog

The easy way for students to choose the best Universities and Apprenticeships for them, and for teachers to track their progress.

www.unifrog.org/

Believe in young people

State-of-the-art psychometric testing matches every student to a suitable work experience placement near to them.

www.believeinyoungpeople.com/

Fast Tomato

One of the most popular online careers guidance programmes for teenagers and has helped millions of students explore the many different career opportunities open to them. It’s used by hundreds of schools nationwide and is accurate, relevant and easy to use.

www.fasttomato.com/

The National Careers Service

Provides information, advice and guidance to help you make decisions on learning, training and work opportunities. The service offers confidential and impartial advice. This is supported by qualified careers advisers.

https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/Pages/Home.aspx

National Careers Week (NCW)

A celebration of careers guidance and free resources in education across the UK. The aim is to provide a focus for careers guidance activity at an important stage in the academic calendar to help support young people leaving education.

http://nationalcareersweek.com/

Tomorrows Engineers

Tomorrow’s Engineers is more than a one stop shop for information and resources about the amazing careers available in engineering. We also run a schools programme to help inspire the next generation of engineers which reached over 200,000 young people in 2015.

www.tomorrowsengineers.org.uk/

Volunteering and citizenship

Volunteering

The Duke of Edinburgh Awards

You’ll pick up experiences, friends and talents that will stay with you for the rest of your life.  Your chance to make a difference by helping people, your community, the environment or an organisation.

www.DofE.org

Community First

Community First allow you to sign up and access the Volunteer Connect database which is a volunteering platform and database that puts you in control of your volunteering services, matching you to the best volunteering role and tracking your volunteering journey.

wearedevelop.org.uk

Skill building and citizenship

Career Ready

Preparing young people for the world of work

www.careerready.org.uk

Workplace visits and experience

Work place visits

Founders4Schools

Mission is to improve the life chances of students by giving them access to workplace visits in their local area.

www.founders4schools.org.uk/about/#/

Networking with employers

Career Ready

Preparing young people for the world of work

www.careerready.org.uk

Founders4Schools

Mission is to improve the life chances of students by giving them access to inspiring business leaders in their community who help them discover the skills and pathways that will be relevant when they leave education.

www.founders4schools.org.uk/about/#/

Careers Lab

‘Business Ambassadors’ bring their knowledge and experience of the world of work to the classroom to help inspire & motivate students to start thinking about their own career journey.

www.careerslab.co.uk/schools/

Inspiring the Future

Securely connecting thousands of teachers with volunteers from the world of work; committing an hour a year to speak about their job

www.inspiringthefuture.org/

1-2 week work experience

Spark Work Experience

National Work Experience Service.

www.sparkworkexperience.org/

Additional resources

Careers and Enterprise Company

In 2015, the Careers and Enterprise Company commissioned Deloitte to examine the range of activities that schools and colleges could use to support young people in their encounters with the world of work.

View the research

WON Western Outreach Network

This page contains different resources for teachers, parents and advisers to help you encourage young people to access Higher Education at home or in the classroom. This includes links to information, videos and KS3 and KS5 Lesson and Tutorial plans.

www.won.ac.uk/resources

Adviser Zone

The Adviser Zone is brought to you by the Western Vocational Progression Consortium and is part of the Career Pilot website but is aimed at providing teacher resources, presentations and training for schools covering careers education, information, advice and guidance.

www.careerpilot.org.uk/for-advisers

European Social Fund projects

There are a variety of European Social Fund (ESF) projects currently active within Wiltshire. To find out what they are and what support is available please click on the link below.

Local ESF projects

Contacts

Equality & Diversity

equalities@wiltshire.gov.uk

Tel: 0300 456 0100

School Health

info@wiltshirehealthyschools.org

Wiltshire Safeguarding Children Board

WSCB@wiltshire.gov.uk

Tel: 01225 718093