Key Facts

Using visits to highlight the relationships between certain subjects (e.g STEM) and career paths can motivate pupils to apply themselves and make the correct subject choices.

Top Tips for Delivery

Workplace visits can be a useful alternative and achieve many of the same outcomes as work experience. This can be useful for schools that struggle to place students in work experience. (Northamptonshire LEP)

Case Study

Andrea Tarasheva, a student from Coulsdon Sixth Form College, who attended an event hosted by JP Morgan, said:

I found it extremely useful talking to people on the graduate scheme and learning about their experiences and opportunities at JP Morgan. It was also very helpful to find out about the application process and how you can stand out from the crowd.

Liz Lovell, from Luton Sixth Form College, accompanied her students on a visit to Cosworth, a manufacturer of engines for F1 race cars. She said:

It was an exciting opportunity for STEM students to learn the entire process of engine design and manufacturing, from assembly through to product testing. The students were completely engaged throughout.

Career Ready is a UK wide charity linking employers with schools and colleges to open up the world of work to young people.
We offer a structured programme of study for 16-19 year olds, that sits alongside students’ school or college coursework. It is delivered by employer volunteers who provide masterclasses, mentoring, workplace visits and internships.

For more information see: Career Ready

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