Employers & Alumni
The government’s has at its heart four themes, the first of which is ensuring a ‘high-quality careers programme’ in all schools and colleges. This is to be achieved via the eight Gatsby benchmarks, each of which relate to an area of school activity, and define excellence in that area:
1. A stable careers programme
2. Learning from career and labour market information
3. Addressing the needs of each pupil
4. Linking curriculum learning to careers
5. Encounters with employers and employees
6. Experiences of workplaces
7. Encounters with further and higher education
8. Personal guidance
The first six benchmarks can, in some way, be achieved by input by employers and businesses. Other parts of the strategy include making employers an integral part of the guidance strategy, ensuring people can benefit from tailored support (i.e. individual careers guidance and mentoring, for example, by an employer) and making the most of labour market information. You can see from above that employers will play a huge part in schools achieving the eight benchmarks and sustaining a world class careers programme.
How can employers get involved?
Please contact Kimberley Pixton at firstname.lastname@example.org for further information on how you and your business can link to Samuel Laycock.
Below are some of these activities and experiences that employers could offer:
assemblies and talks
careers ‘speed dating’ events
small group focus sessions/mentoring
projects and challenges in related subjects
In the work place:
work place safaris and visits (site tours)
talks from employees about world of work and career pathways
team building exercises and work–related challenges
Who do Samuel Laycock currently partner with?
Royal Exchange Theatre
AMEY construction firm
Department for Work & Pensions
Gregg Smith – TV Camera Man
National Youth Theatre
Anne Frank Trust
Royal Exchange theatre
Hope Mill Theatre
Lung Theatre company
Ashton Fencing Club
Manchester Top Team MMA
Collyhurst & Moston Boxing Club
Salford Water Sports Centre
Tameside College Bakery
Simon Dunne Chocolatier
Debdale Community Allotment
RHS Bridgewater Gardens
Stamford Care Home
How can past pupils join the Alumni?
To complement our programme of employer engagement encounters, we also invite ex-pupils back to Samuel Laycock to talk about their careers. We would love to hold on to our links to past pupils.
Please contact email@example.com. As a start please tell us what year you left, your next step after year 11 and what your current job is.