“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)

Risk Assessment

We know that teachers are busy people, and to make things easier, we have provided you with a generic risk assessment to use and adapt. Please click below to access and download.

Risk Assessment

Letter for Parents Template

Use this letter template for Opening Doors Visits. Click below to download.

Letter for Parents

Student Questions

We asked a group of students what they would like to ask employers and people in jobs – you can find that list of questions by clicking on the button below.

Student Questions

Planning Form

Once you have planned an Opening Doors visit, don’t forget to inform us about it on this form.

Risk Assessment

The Gatsby Report

The eight benchmarks are a framework for good career guidance developed to support schools in providing students with the best possible careers education, information, advice, and guidance. They were established as part of Sir John Holman’s research into what pragmatic actions could improve career guidance in England and now form part of the government’s Careers Strategy, launched December 2017.

The Careers and Enterprise Company are the national network that connects schools and colleges, employers and career programme providers to create high-impact careers opportunities for young people.

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“I believe that education is all about being excited about something. Seeing passion and enthusiasm helps push an educational message.”

Steve Irwin