The second term of our campaign ‘All pupils, every ambition’ focuses on what governors can do to help prepare young people for the world of work.

This page provides links to organisations we work with that offer resources and programmes which may be of interest. We hope they will be of use to your schools and enhance their offer around employability and career-related learning.

Allen & Overy

Allen & Overy are an international law firm with a global network of experts who work across 40+ countries. The company have been crowned the ‘Most Innovative Law Firm in Europe’ at the prestigious ‘Financial Times Innovative Lawyer Awards’ for a record-breaking six times and are kindly sponsoring the second term of the ‘All Pupils, Every Ambition’ campaign.

The organisation believes in investing in talented and ambitious people and have recently launched a solicitor apprenticeship programme which may be of interest to your schools.

Social Mobility Foundation

The Social Mobility Foundation (SMF) is a charity that aims to make a practical improvement in social mobility for young people. They work with young people from all across the UK in the years prior to and during university.

Their Aspiring Professionals Programme offers tailored support across 11 career sectors: Accountancy, Architecture, Banking & Finance, Biology & Chemistry, Business, Digital, Engineering & Physics, Law, Media & Communications, Medicine, and Politics.

 

Prime

The PRIME website is a great resource for students to find work experience in the legal sector across the country. If you want to work in law, you can come from any background at all. Any culture. Any social group. If you’ve got the right attitude, you can become a great lawyer.

There are more than 60 law firms involved in PRIME, providing legal work experience up and down the UK and Republic of Ireland. That means whether you want to travel or stay at home, there’s an opportunity for you.

Deloitte

With Deloitte’s Early Careers Programmes, you can discover your future now. If you’re not sure where to begin then why not ‘try on’ a career with them to see if it fits for later? Whichever programme you choose, you’ll learn and grow. And you’ll join with all kinds of people to make positive change happen, together.

The opportunities available are: Career Shapers work experience for Y10-11, Y12, ASPIRE work experience – Y12, entry-level apprenticeships – 16+, higher-level apprenticeships – 18+, graduate programmes – 18+

Lloyds Bank

The Lloyds Bank Academy is an online learning hub that helps people get more out of life and work. Their wide programme of lessons is open to everyone including young people and is free and easy to follow.

You can select from live sessions or on-demand learning with courses covering a wide range of topics from thinking about the next stage in your career to more specific support covering making the most of social media for your business.

Stem

The STEM Ambassador Programme provides a life-changing impact for young people, delivered by STEM professionals in classrooms and communities. STEM subjects are brought to life by over 37,000 volunteer Ambassadors, available across the UK, all free of charge.

Inspiring communicators and relatable role models, they are here to help now, by connecting online or in the classroom. Aspirations are raised, careers illuminated and learning supported for the next generation of STEM professionals.

Careers & Enterprise Company

The Careers & Enterprise Company has launched its online learning modules, written in partnership with University of Huddersfield, to help key education stakeholders better understand the value of careers leadership in schools, special schools and colleges, the careers education landscape and understand the role and value of a careers leader.

Access the Governors: Careers Awareness online learning module which is tailored to what you need to know if your role.

You can also register to receive the Governor Newsletter, designed to support you.

Find out more

Careers & Enterprise Company - Primary

The Primary Careers Resources Platform was created in collaboration with the Centre for Education and Youth. The resources and tools on the platform have been provided by the 15 organisations in the Department for Education-backed Primary Fund.
Key features of the platform include:

Explore the platform.​

Teach Computing

With the demand for digital skills growing, there has never been a more important time to prepare young people for their future.

The National Centre for Computing Education has collated a selection of resources and stories from professionals to help you support young people to develop their understanding of how digital skills will benefit a wide range of future career choices and contribute to Gatsby benchmarks 4 and 5.

 

Careers Collective

Careers Collective are specialists in career development education who are intent on building a community of experienced, independent careers consultants. They are made up of a group of teachers and coaches, who are responding together to the universal and critical need for high-quality, virtual career development support.

They use their collective expertise to deliver fresh interactive content to colleges and schools, businesses and training providers, and to individuals in the early stages of their career development journey.

  • Watch a video on career development
  • Read our blogs to see how the world of work is changing
  • Find information on virtual internships in our newsletter

 

 

 

Stonewall Young Futures

Stonewall Young Futures is a new digital platform to support LGBTQ+ young people taking the next step into education, training, or work. Created in collaboration with LGBTQ+ young people, the platform offers signposting and advice on education, training, skills, careers, and work as well as support on mental health, self-advocacy, and homelessness. As school governors, knowing what is on offer to young people can be of great support when looking at your own schools Information and guidance.

Altitude Foundation

Altitude Foundation enables young people with untapped potential to pursue their passion for technology, get their first job, and inspire others to do the same. They provide the finances, social capital, opportunities and supportive relationships needed to prepare for and succeed in tertiary education.

They want to create a world where all young people with a passion for technology are enabled to smash barriers in order to achieve a successful career.

Step into the NHS

Step into the NHS provides teaching resources to help students discover careers in the NHS. Part of NHS Health Careers, we want to raise students’ careers aspirations and open their eyes to over 350 jobs available in the NHS, while challenging some common myths about health roles.

The Step into the NHS website has a careers quiz, A-Z roles page, videos and work experience information. There are free, curriculum-linked resources and a national competition available for KS2 and KS3 classes, and resources to prepare KS4 students for the world of work.

https://www.stepintothenhs.nhs.uk/

KS2 resources – https://www.stepintothenhs.nhs.uk/primary-schools/KS2-resources

KS3 resources – https://www.stepintothenhs.nhs.uk/secondary-schools/KS3-resources

KS4 resources – https://www.stepintothenhs.nhs.uk/secondary-schools/ks4-resources-3