Worktree for Schools
Real world conversations with working professionals that inspire students to reach their career potential
We give your students digital access to a wide range of professionals through expertly facilitated sessions. Less planning and delivery for your staff, and consistently positive outcomes for your students.
Our engaging, flexible and easy to run sessions include Ofsted-ready reports and are the perfect, pain-free solution to meeting Gatsby benchmarks 2 and 5 targets.
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 the job holder 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.
Not having these contacts with the real world of work can restrict an individual’s aspirations. That’s why Worktree organises for young people multiple, meaningful conversations with diverse workers from all work sectors.
Virtual Career WorkOut
Virtual Career WorkOut provides your students with digital access to real-life conversations with working professionals.
Age Group: Secondary School
Time: Around 1 hour
How does it work?
Students are joined in their classroom by 4-5 guests from the world of work live on screen. Following an employability warm-up activity, students ask questions about the guests’ jobs. In longer sessions, additional employability activities can be arranged.
Virtual Primary WorkOut
Age Group: 9-11 year olds
Time: Up to 2 hour
How does it work?
The students split into 3-4 classes and classrooms, each with a virtual guest on screen (via video call), and rotate as a class round the 3-4 guests guessing what their job is. Then students will then have the opportunity to ask questions in order to learn about the career experiences and journeys of the volunteers.
Our facilitator will manage and guide discussion, whilst encouraging the students.
The sessions end back in the main room for a round up and feedback session.
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.
Face to face events
We’ve been facilitating face to face, real world conversations between students and professionals for over 20 years. Given world challenges since early 2020, we’ve adapted to deliver all our WorkOut sessions virtually.
We continue to innovate to ensure that we are a reliable and practical support for schools, whilst remaining conscious of safety at all times. We hope to return to face to face WorkOut sessions in the future.
With Career Workout, your school benefits from…
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).
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).