Worktree for Schools

Our fully-facilitated ‘Virtual WorkOut’ sessions provide affordable, meaningful encounters with multiple professionals.  Sessions can focus on specific sectors, STEM subjects or Apprenticeships, and can be tailored for students with S.E.N.D.

Your students learn about different career journeys, comparing university with apprenticeships and other pathways.  Our Ofsted-ready reports evidence Gatsby Benchmarks 2, 4 & 5, and Provider Access Legislation (PAL).  Less work for staff, more live information and inspiration for your students!

We also deliver in-person ‘Get That Job!’ and ‘Get That Apprenticeship!’ workshops in and around Milton Keynes.

OUR SESSIONS & WORKSHOPS

Virtual Career Workout
Virtual Sector Workout
Virtual Apprenticeship Workout
Virtual Apprenticeship Workout
Virtual Primary Workout
Virtual Career Workout

Career WorkOut

Career WorkOut provides your students with online access to live conversations with real-life working professionals (Gatsby 5), including apprentice providers (PAL), from a range of sectors.

Age Group:  11-18 year olds

Time:  Around one hour (lesson) or half-hour (tutor time)

How does it work? 

Students are  joined in their classroom by 5 guests from the world of work live on screen. Following general labour market quiz questions (Gatsby 2) and games to develop their questioning skills and confidence (15 mins), students ask questions about the guests’ jobs (40 mins). Worktree’s virtual facilitator expertly leads the session from start to finish. Feedback from all participants at the end (5 mins) creates an Ofsted-ready report.

STEM WorkOut

STEM WorkOut provides live conversations with real-life working professionals whose jobs relate directly to one or more school curriculum subjects (Gatsby 4 & 5) – Science, Technology, Engineering and/or Maths.

Age Group:  11-18 year olds

Time:  Around one hour (lesson) or half-hour (tutorial time)

How does it work?

Students are joined live on screen by 5 guests from a range of jobs which use STEM subjects. Following subject-specific labour market quiz questions (Gatsby 2), students ask questions about the guests’ jobs and how they relate to STEM subjects at school (40 mins).  Worktree’s virtual facilitator expertly leads the session. Feedback from all participants at the end (5 mins) creates an Ofsted-ready report.

Virtual Sector Workout

Sector WorkOut

Sector WorkOut provides online access to live conversations with real-life working professionals from a selected sector (Gatsby 5): Business, Construction, Engineering, Finance, Healthcare, IT, Law, Media.

Age Group:  11-18 year olds

Time:  Around one hour (lesson) or half-hour (tutor time)

How does it work?

Students are joined in their classroom by 5 guests from a selected industrial sector live on screen. Following sector-specific labour market quiz questions (Gatsby 2) and games to develop questioning skills and confidence (15 mins), students ask questions about the guests’ jobs (40 mins). Worktree’s virtual facilitator expertly leads the session. Feedback from all participants at the end (5 mins) creates an Ofsted-ready report.

Virtual Apprenticeship Workout

Apprenticeship WorkOut

Apprenticeship WorkOut provides your students with online access to live conversations with real-life working apprentices and apprenticeship managers (Gatsby 5, PAL).

Age Group:  11-18 year olds

Time:  Around one hour (lesson) or half-hour (tutor time)

How does it work?

Students are joined in their classroom by 5 guests with first-hand knowledge of apprenticeships live on screen. Following apprenticeship quiz questions (Gatsby 2) and games to develop their questioning skills and confidence (15 mins), students ask questions about the guests’ jobs (40 mins). Worktree’s virtual facilitator expertly leads the session. Feedback from all participants at the end (5 mins) creates an Ofsted-ready report.

Virtual Primary Workout

S.E.N.D WorkOut

S.E.N.D WorkOut provides students who have Special Educational Needs or Disabilities (SEND) with online access to live conversations with real-life working professionals from their preferred sectors.

Age Group: 11-18 year olds

Time:  Around one hour (lesson) or half-hour (tutor time)

How does it work?

Students are joined in their classroom by 5 guests from selected industrial sectors, or with selected jobs, live on screen. Following some labour market quiz questions (Gatsby 2) and games to develop questioning skills and confidence (15 mins), students ask questions about the guests’ jobs (40 mins).  Worktree’s virtual facilitator expertly leads the session. Feedback from all participants at the end (5 mins) creates an Ofsted-ready report.

Virtual Primary Workout

Primary WorkOut

Primary WorkOut provides your pupils with online access to live conversations with real-life working professionals from a range of sectors, raising their aspirations.

Age Group:  9-11 year olds

Time:  Up to 2 hours

How does it work?

The children split into 3-4 classrooms, each with a virtual guest on screen, and rotate as a class round the 3-4 employer guests asking about their jobs and career journeys. Our expert facilitator teaches skilful questioning, manages the transitions, summarises key learning points and helps the children to participate fully. The session ends with a plenary sharing feedback and hearing final tips from the employer guests.

Virtual Primary Workout

Get That Job!

A highly interactive half-day workshop simulating the experience of applying and interviewing for a job, including short-listing and interview panels, and in-person conversations with employee volunteers from various sectors.

Area:  Milton Keynes and surrounding area only.

Age Group: 13-18 year olds

Time:  2.5-3 hours

Price:  £250 for a group of up to 36 students

How does it work?

After playing a short card game to understand the job market and identify their strengths, students complete a 15-minute job application, then take roles on short-listing and interview panels, finally selecting a winning candidate.  Employee volunteers from various sectors join for a 30-minute carousel of conversations about their own experiences of the process (Gatsby 5).  Feedback from all participants at the end creates an Ofsted-ready report.

Virtual Primary Workout

Get That Apprenticeship!

A highly interactive workshop simulating the experience of applying and interviewing for an apprenticeship, including short-listing and interview panels, and in-person conversations with apprentices and apprenticeship managers from various sectors.

Area:  Milton Keynes and surrounding area only.

Age Group:  13-18-year-olds

Time:  2.5-3 hours

Price:  £250 for a group of up to 36 students

How does it work?

After playing a short card game to understand the job market (Gatsby 2) and identify their strengths, students complete a 15-minute job application, then take roles on short-listing and interview panels, finally selecting a winning candidate.  Apprentices and apprenticeship managers join for a 30-minute carousel of conversations about their own experiences (Gatsby 5).  Feedback from all participants at the end creates an Ofsted-ready report.

A formula for employability

It seems obvious that someone’s Employability is a combination of their Qualifications, Skills and Work Experience.

What is less understood is the importance of Conversations in motivating an individual to apply these attributes to a particular job.  They need to get close up to  someone who does that job, talk to them about it so they can imagine themselves in the role.  You can’t be what you can’t see.

How do I book a session for my school?

If you would like to organise a WorkOut session for your secondary or primary school, or would just like to know a little more, then please contact us and we will guide you through the simple process.

With Career Workout, your school benefits from…

Student Engagement

Providing students with the opportunity to ask questions and enter into real life, meaningful conversations with diverse working adults

Quality Employer Encounters

Real conversations with real workers who are ready to provide impartial careers information about local jobs (as required by Ofsted).

Community Cohesion

Providing students with genuine links to the local community and providing you with ‘Life in Modern Britain and Spiritual, Moral, Social & Cultural development’ evidence (as required by Ofsted).

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