“Every pupil should have first-hand experiences of the workplace through work visits, work shadowing and/or work experience to help their exploration of career opportunities and expand their networks. Every year, from the age of 11, pupils should participate in at least one meaningful encounter with an employer.”

Prof John Holman 2014 (Gatsby Foundation Report for Good Career Guidance)

Student Learning Science Skills
Student Workplace Visit
Student Learning CAD Design

A visit to an employer should be an informative, positive experience and should motivate the attendee to want to reflect on their own skills and future pathways. The student will have had very limited exposure to this environment and even some basic knowledge will be vital.

So why should you agree to host a workplace visit?

  • PR Opportunities (Press & Social Media)
  • Brand Awareness
  • Provide an opportunity for your employees to get involved with community engagement
  • Promoting your industry to future workforce
  • Opportunity for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)

“Education is for improving the lives of others and for leaving your community and world better than you found it.”

Marian Wright Edelman