Worktree for Schools

Worktree provides affordable, multiple, meaningful encounters with working professionals across all sectors.

Through expertly facilitated one-hour sessions, your students learn about different career journeys, comparing university with apprenticeships and other pathways.  Helping you fulfil new Provider Access Legislation (PAL), and Gatsby Benchmarks 2 & 5, we provide Ofsted-ready reports.  Less work for your staff, more real information and inspiration for your students!

OUR SESSIONS

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: Secondary School
Time: Around 1 hour (one lesson)

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.

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 Apprenticeship Workout

Apprenticeship WorkOut

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

Age Group: Secondary School
Time: Around 1 hour (one lesson)

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 Sector Workout

Sector WorkOut

Sector WorkOut provides your students with online access to live conversations with real-life working professionals (Gatsby 5), including apprentice providers (PAL), from a selected sector.

Age Group: Secondary School
Time: Around 1 hour (one lesson)

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.

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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