Bradford Opportunity Area Activities

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Employer Supported Careers Learning and Workplace Visits - Information for Businesses

An excellent opportunity for entrepreneurs and business volunteers to take part in a fully funded programme in the Bradford Opportunity Area as part of our work with the Careers and Enterprise Company targeted at
raising the aspirations of young people in secondary schools.

Employer Supported Workshops are in the form of teacher-led Careers Lab employability modules, tailored to specific year groups within the schools. The workshops will increase student awareness of jobs and careers, develop their skills and competencies needed to build successful working lives and gain an insight into the unique career journeys of Business Ambassadors which will help to inform their career planning.

To help deliver this programme, Business in the Community (BITC) are looking for Business Ambassador(s) to complement the modules and support delivery by providing anecdotal examples of their own career, pathways and the world of work.

The commitment from Business Ambassadors is up to 4 hours and the Business Ambassador is called on to add advice and their experience in the sessions and support students with activities in their Careers Lab workbooks.

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How the classroom sessions will work Each school will use the materials with up to 160 students (the average size of a year group). The day will start with a brief introduction by the school representative. Students will be divided into either 6 or 7 classrooms of up to 30 students each. Sessions will either run at the same time in parallel across all classrooms or alternatively with some classes running in the morning and the rest in the afternoon. Each teacher will be supported by at least one Business Ambassador throughout the session. Each student will have the opportunity to meet 4 different businesses over the course of the day.

In preparation, BITC will be offering webinar sessions in advance of the delivery dates to familiarise Business Ambassadors with the content and expectations and to deliver classroom confidence and safeguarding.

Work Place Visits
We are looking for employers to host fun, interactive and informative visits for 15 students where they can experience the world of work, meet colleagues from different departments and complete real workplace
challenges. The visits would be for 4 hours and will enable students to relate their studies their skills and qualities and understand what employers look for when employing young people.

We have a number of dates already confirmed as below and will update this as new dates are available.

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This article was provided by The Prince's Responsible Business Network. If you are interested in supporting any of the schools above and/or would like more information, please contact Julie Cullen on email: or Tel: 07843228596

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