Worktree for Schools

 Prepare your students for the world of work.

As a school, you are required by the UK Government’s Careers Strategy  (Gatsby Benchmark 5) to create opportunities for your pupils to have meaningful employer and employee encounters.

Worktree events help you deliver these encounters.

What we do

We currently offer 4 types of events, as well as facilitator training for school staff. 

Primary WorkOut

Age Group: 9-11 year olds
Time: Around 2 hours

Classroom groups rotate around 3-4 diverse work guests. First they ask questions and attempt to guess their job, then they ask them further questions about their work life.

Career WorkOut

Age Group: 11-18 year olds
Time: Around 1 hour

Students split into groups of 2-4 and have 6-8 minutes to ask a work guests questions about their working life. They then move in a carousel to a new guest and repeat the process.

Interview WorkOut

Age Group: 16-18 year olds
Time: Half-day or full-day

Students engage in a team challenge, discover personal employability strengths, interview work guests, write a short job application and interview each other for the job role.

Wellbeing WorkOut

Age Group: 11-16 year olds (Possible for 9-18 year olds)
Time: Around 1 hour

New to 2019, students move around an inside circle of students. They are taught the techniques of open questioning and active listening.

Facilitator Training

We train and support staff in schools and colleges to deliver all the sessions you can see on this page as we do. If you would like to know more about training your staff to become facilitators, please contact us to discuss.

Want to organise a session for your school?

If you would like to organise any of our WorkOut sessions for your school, or would just like to know a little more, then please contact us and we will guide you through the process.

Schools Benefit From…

Student Engagement

Providing students to opportunity to ask questions about working life and have them answered openly by working adults.

Quality Employer Encounters

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

Community Cohesion

Providing students genuine links to the local community and providing you with SMSC development and Life in Modern Britain evidence as required by Ofsted.

What students said…

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