Careers Inspiration in Schools Programme

Careers Inspiration in Schools Programme

Work Skills

Futures, the National Careers Service and Develop worked collaboratively on the Careers Inspiration in Schools Programme to enable schools to forge a link with a local employer and embed employability skills into the school curriculum.  Develop were instrumental in matching the organisations with the local schools and making sure that all staff worked together to ensure a good quality programme was provided.

Course Location
This programme is run in various locations. For more details contact Denise Moreau on 01525 408098 or

The Programme

161 students from Years 8, 9, 10 & 11 took part in this programme which aimed to help focus them on their future pathways and raise their aspirations.

Programmes that have taken place this year:

  • Lealands High School, Luton & Vauxhall 
  • Lea Manor High School, Luton & Vauxhall 
  • Bedford Academy, Bedford & Interserve 
  • All Saints Academy, Dunstable & Asda 
  • Kempston Challenger, Bedford & Tesco 
  • Stantonbury Campus, Milton Keynes & Amey 
  • Kingswood Academy, Corby & Tata Steel 
  • Mashead Upper School & Interserve

Develop were tasked with working with 8 schools and linking 5 with a local employer to help embed Employability Skills into the Curriculum and organising STEM Activity Days with 3 schools.

Employability Activities & Tours

5 Schools took part in employability activities based on employer premises.  These activities were designed with a teacher from the school and an employer.  The activities a brief intro into the organisation’s activities based around employability and a tour of the site.  The activities undertaken linked the world of work to school, recruitment processes and future employment needs

STEM Activity Days:

3 Schools took part in STEM activities days.  This included a tour of the plant (Amey & Tata Steel) and then the students were given information on current recruitment practises and career pathways  One school took part in an activity based at their school looking at ‘Women into Construction’. This activity was attended by girls broke down the gender stereotypes that these students had on working in construction.  

The main aim of the programme was to encourage schools to embed employability skills into the curriculum.  This has been achieved not only with the skills and insights gained by the students involved but also through the resources developed by the CPD undertaken by the teachers involved.  The teachers also gained up to date knowledge on what employers are looking for, how recruitment process are implemented and how this can be embedded into the schools curriculum.

This activity created  a link between a local school and employer, with a view that this would continue as a sustainable relationship.

The Employability Days were made available for other schools to access with Vauxhall opening the course to schools across Luton & Hertfordshire.  

See the links below for some case studies of Careers Inspiration in Schools:

Overall Project Case Study

The Candidate Vauxhall Case Study

Tesco & KCA

STEM Activity Tata Steel & Kingswood

STEM Activity Asda & All Saints

Interserve & Bedford Academy

For more information please contact Denise Moreau on 01525 408098,

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