Work Related Learning and Futures Programme
The Work Related Learning programme aims to develop the knowledge, skills and understanding that students will find useful in the work place.
Work related learning benefits
Work related learning benefits young people by:
- Enriching their education and giving them a greater understanding of the ‘world of work’ which lies ahead of them and the world around them.
- Helping them to develop the employability skills that employers want such as teamwork, problem-solving and communication skills, together with numeracy, literacy and ICT skills.
- Helping them to think through their learning options and career choices.
- Enabling them to challenge stereotyping and make full use of the choice and diversity of the industry sectors.
- Increasing the possibility that they might be recruited in the future by employers they come into contact with – there have been numerous cases of young people accepting job offers from employers they met through work-related learning.
The careers programme
The careers programme aims to prepare students for the ‘world of work’ through a wide range of activities including:
- Specific careers support programme for job and apprenticeship seekers.
- ‘Meet your Future’ careers convention with representatives from local and national apprenticeship providers and employers.
- A ‘Futures’ programme of talks, seminars and visits from outside speakers from industry, voluntary organisations, the armed forces.
- Help for students organising work experience placements to support their applications to vocational degrees and/or job/apprenticeships.
- Visits to employers, work tasters and work shadowing.
- Support for students looking for voluntary work.
- Useful online programs and library resources on job seeking, including CV writing.
- Mock interviews, available to all students.
- Entrepreneurial challenges such as the Young Enterprise Scheme (run by the Business Studies Department).