Hugely well received in 2016-17, Skills for Work Boot Camps support low- to middle-achievers to develop skills for work; with activities, employability skills workshops, employer insight and a take-home handbook for students to continue their development after the event. Hosted at BT, the sessions are delivered by one of our expert tutors and supported by 7 key members of staff at BT.
Last year, 100% of teacher feedback said they thought the Skills for Work Boot Camp had a positive impact on their students’ approach to their future career.
“I can’t really think of just one highlight, as it was all extremely informative and great fun. The students have really gained from the experience - Thank you.” – Teacher from Skills for Work Boot Camp, 2017
The Skills for Work Boot Camps help young people be more aware of the career paths and opportunities open to them, in BT and beyond. It challenges students to think about their short and long-term goals as well as how they can work towards achieving them. The day also looks at key skills for work including; applying for jobs, attending interviews and demonstrating why they are worth employing.
From mock interviews to practice assessment exercises, they work with a MyKindaFuture facilitator or a BT coach to boost their employability and leave with a host of practical skills that will help them enter the workplace.
Where? When? Who? How?
Location: A BT site near you in: Belfast, Birmingham, Cardiff, Doncaster, Dundee, Exeter, Glasgow, Manchester, Merthyr Tydfil, Newcastle, Warrington
Date: Each region is scheduled throughout the academic year 2017/18
Year Group: Years 10-13, low to middle achievers. This event is a fantastic opportunity for the ‘left behind middle’.
What to do next: Please register your interest by clicking 'Register', or you can email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information. ensure to share your location so we can match you to an appropriate opportunity and inform of possible dates.
Skills for Work Boot Camp 2016-17, what students and teachers say:
• 95% of students said they have a better idea of what employers are looking for after the Skills for Work Boot Camp.
• 89% of students said they feel more confident about their future after the Skills for Work Boot Camp.
• 100% of teachers said they though the Skills for Work Boot Camp had a positive impact on their students’ approach to their future career.
• 100% of teachers said the Skills for Work Boot Camp matched their expectations for learning outcomes.