HOW IT WORKS FOR SCHOOLS, COLLEGES & UNIVERSITIES
We start by finding out what your aims are, your target students and design a programme that meets your goals.
You'll have a Project Manager to support you through your programme. We manage business volunteer recruitment, coordinate delivery, create bespoke briefing notes for volunteers and resources/workshops for your students.
We collate feedback from all of the schools, students and volunteers that take part in your programme and provide impact reports detailing student outcomes.
"The activities that Ahead Partnership offers the students are just what we need in school to enhance their curriculum and their employability skills, along with supporting us to achieve the Gatsby benchmarks.
Everything we have been part of has been well delivered and with excellent two way communication, this makes it easy to plan into a busy school timetable. Due to our experience of working with Ahead Partnership, I look forward to their support in school every year, and I have confidence that they are planning virtual activities to continue their support in this unusual year."
Careers Leader, Cockburn John Charles Academy
Opportunities for education partners
The government’s Careers Strategy highlights the importance of employers’ involvement in careers programmes, and how their taking part in well-planned activities with young people is vital to “support individuals to grow and develop.” Under this strategy, schools and colleges are compelled to provide their students with at least one encounter with an employer each year. Our education partners are achieving this with our help.
We offer a bespoke service that provides exciting and engaging employer-led careers activities for students from Year 5 to undergraduate level. We bring together local employers to plan and deliver a flexible range of activities tailored for your students which will offer them an insight into a breadth of industries, enhance key employability skills and address gaps within your careers provision.
How do you deliver these activities when social distancing is in place?
Even in the face of restrictions brought by the Covid-19 pandemic, you can benefit from our innovative and exciting activities with local employers with our range of virtual activities, so there's no reason for students to miss out of these vital interventions.
Together with our private sector employer partners we also have opportunities and resources available at no cost to schools/colleges. Currently this include careers panels and Q&As on apprenticeships and specific key sectors that students can access at school or at home. If you are interested in these opportunities please CONTACT US today to discuss what is available.
The Good Careers Guidance Report defines the key features of a successful careers programme (known as the Gatsby benchmarks) and the government’s Careers Strategy requires all schools to implement these benchmarks. Our programmes can help you do it.
Here's how our flexible activities can help your school/college meet the Gatsby benchmarks:
Face to face activities
Activities vary according to local need and target group, and with investment from large employers and public funders we are able to offer additional funded activities to our school, college or university partners to bring even more value for money.
In 2017, an independent evaluation confirmed that our programmes offer a highly effective and scalable service that ensures tangible and lasting impact and exceptional value for money. Find out more about how we know our programmes work by clicking here >>
*Can be included in this activity if requested