Careers Talks

An employee delivers an informational or inspirational talk related to their career to a group of students

Key Facts

Of school students surveyed on career advice from employers: 58% thought it useful in deciding on a career,
39% thought it useful in getting a job after education, and
37% thought it useful in getting into HE. (Employers and Education Taskforce)

Top Tips for Delivery

The older a pupil is, the more important it is that the individual delivering the talk is relatable to them i.e. of a similar background and close enough in age. Barclays LifeSkills

Case Study

Very good, I gave my details to the NHS and hope to get some valuable work experience next term.

I enjoyed speaking to the apprentices and found out much more about this option.
Ben, Students at the Finham Park School Apprenticeship Options Day

Inspiring the future connects volunteers willing to deliver a one-hour insight talk about their job and their career path with schools looking for employer engagement opportunities. These talks are intended to inform students of career paths that they might not have considered and help them to develop a clearer understanding of the routes people take in securing different types of employment.

For more information see: Inspiring The Future

The Founders presentation was outstanding, aspirational and inspirational at The E-Act Burnham Park Academy today. The Year 9 students and staff were talking about how brilliant it was for the remainder of the day.
Idris Bowden, Teacher, Burnham Park Academy

Founders4Schools is a free service for teachers in secondary schools across the UK that enables teachers to arrange for founders of successful, growing businesses to visit their schools and inspire their students.

For more information see: Founder 4 Schools

Link to Research

Mann, A. and Dawkins, J. (2014). Employer Engagement in Education: Literature Review. CfBT Education 

Funded providers

Careers & Enterprise Fund 2016 grant recipients
Mentoring Fund grant recipients