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A new What Works research series - nine papers focusing on the effectiveness of different careers and enterprise activities - will launch on Monday 2nd October.

The series will help schools, employers and careers and enterprise providers to use evidence to shape their work preparing and inspiring young people for the world of work.

Each paper, produced with various experts in careers provision, addresses a different activity and provides guidance on how to put knowledge into practice.

Research reports and free webinars

The series will run from 2nd October – 13th December, with a break during half term and again on 13th November. Each Monday a new paper will be launched on The Careers and Enterprise Company website with a dedicated free webinar to discuss its findings and take questions that week on the Wednesday at 1pm - 1.30pm.

Series schedule

Week 1 (2nd October) What Works? Careers events - Webinar: 1pm – 1.30pm, Wednesday 4th October

Week 2 (9th October) What Works? Transition skills for SEND young people - Webinar: 1pm – 1.30pm, Wednesday 11th October

Week 3 (16th October) What Works? Work experience, job shadowing and workplace visits - Webinar: 1pm – 1.30pm, Wednesday 18th October *Half term w/c 23rd October*

Week 4 (30th October) What Works? Transition skills events (mock interviews and CV workshops) - Webinar: 1pm – 1.30pm, Wednesday 1st November

Week 5 (6th November) What Works? Business games and enterprise competitions - Webinar: 1pm – 1.30pm, Wednesday 8th November *Break week w/c 13th November*

Week 6 (20th November) What Works? Involving young people in volunteering - Webinar: 1pm – 1.30pm, Wednesday 22nd November

Week 7 (27th November) What Works? Careers websites - Webinar: 1pm – 1.30pm, Wednesday 29th November

Week 8 (4th December) What Works? Teacher CPD by employers - Webinar: 1pm – 1.30pm, Wednesday 6th December

Week 9 (11th December) What Works? Careers in the curriculum - Webinar: 1pm – 1.30pm, Wednesday 13th December

The complete series will be available to download from The Careers and Enterprise Company website on the final week on Monday 11th December.

Sign up for the free webinars