What We Do

WorkOut Sessions

‘WorkOut’ sessions involve young people meeting adult workers to gain first-hand careers information, stimulate work aspirations and develop speaking & listening skills.  Volunteer work guests join others in a school and simply answer questions about their personal experiences of work.

Young people benefit as they

  • work out what jobs are available and how to get them
  • work out which jobs they like or do not like the sound of
  • work out how to speak with adults they don’t know.

Businesses benefit as their employees

  • work out what it’s like for young people in school today
  • work out why they do what they do at work – typically returning to work feeling more positive about it
  • work out how to make it easy for young people to understand their work – sometimes itself a workout!

Schools benefit from:

  • impartial careers information about local jobs, as required by Ofsted.
  • student engagement – students value asking questions and having them answered honestly.
  • networking with local businesses – when guests feel valued, teachers can approach them easily.
  • community cohesion – evidence of Social, Moral, Spiritual & Cultural (SMSC) development and preparation for Life in Modern Britain, as required by Ofsted.