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Case Studies

  • Career WorkOut at Oakgrove School 8.10.15

    22 Year 11 students and 8 work guests attended.  20 students completed questionnaires before and after the session showing:

    • 13% increase in ‘I am confident making choices about my future work options’
    • 9% increase in ‘I have the employability skills I need to do well in work’
    • 21% increase in ‘I am confident talking to adults I don’t know’.

    8 guests completed questionnaires after the session showing:

    • 94% ‘I enjoyed the session’
    • 84% ‘I feel I made an impact’
    • 84% ‘I feel more positive about my work’

    One guest said: “I would really like to come again.”

    A teacher said:  “Great opportunity for the students.  The questions they’ve asked that perhaps they’ve been too frightened to ask of anyone or maybe haven’t though about before will provide a small snapshot of what to expect.”

    Pictured is Ian Stuart of Heart Radio.

    The results above are generated by totalling participants’ responses to given statements on a scale from 1-10.

  • Year 8 student, Oakgrove School

    I learned that even if something as horrible as getting hit by a car happens to you, you can still pick yourself up and carry on living your life.

  • Career WorkOut at Oakgrove School 1.10.15

    25 Year 12-13 students and 13 work guests attended.

    25 students completed questionnaires before and after the session showing:

    • 8% increase in ‘I am confident making choices about my future work options’
    • 7% increase in ‘I have the employability skills I need to do well in work’
    • 12% increase in ‘I am confident talking to adults I don’t know’.

    One student said: ‘I learned that it is very important to do well in school”. Another said ‘I have learned to do a job you enjoy so you feel rewarded by it’.

    13 guests completed questionnaires after the session showing:

    • 95% ‘I enjoyed the session’
    • 84% ‘I feel I made an impact’
    • 84% ‘I feel more positive about my work’

    One guest said: ‘Great to meet some really interested and animated young people’. Another guest said ‘I think I got as much out of it as the students! I feel privileged to have had the opportunity to be a part of such a great initiative’.

    Pictured – Dawn Clark, Barclays.

    The results above are generated by totalling participants’ responses to given statements on a scale from 1-10.


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