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Work Related Learning

Southwark Education Business Alliance are committed to delivering work related learning activities to primary and secondary schools throughout the academic year.

There is a large variety of projects companies can get involved in, to help expand their employees experience and share their knowledge to the future generations.

Please click here if you are interested in joining the EBA to share your knowledge and experience:

Secondary School Projects:

  • Construction project (STEM- orientated), need to involve 3- 4 schools – September start all year around
  • Borough Market Project- delivered twice with a Christmas and Easter theme
  • Apprenticeship Road show – available to all schools in Southwark – Once a month
  • WEX workshops for students – 3 months before schools out for WEX
  • 16 Plus work related learning- Book sector based workshops for 16 plus students to attend, have already booked monthly media, looking for law, accountancy and construction – need more professions!
  • Financial capability workshops – Delivered two Thursday a month (2nd & 3rd) Volunteers to sign up.
  • Mock interviews and CV workshops – twice a month on Tuesday – Need volunteers to sign up
  • General mentoring and language mentoring – whole year commitment, fortnightly or once a month. Mentor sessions are carried out on school premises
  • Business speakers for secondary schools– need volunteers to sign up, twice a month on Tuesdays
  • Employability fair- secondary school in early March, over two days. Employers can commit to one day or both days. 1200 students; employers to deliver workshops – companies to sign up
  • Work experience (WEX) – Placement required for existing schools, potential schools and 6 Forms. June / July are the busiest period.
  • 6 Form events
  • Subjects in the City – teachers and business to meet and discuss curriculum
  • WEX for Y11 (school leavers) -  employers required to offer the full work experience, CV, application form, interviews etc. - Mid July – August four to five weeks

Primary School Projects:

  •  Primary Business visits – Invite a primary school to your offices; give them the opportunity to see a live working environment - one Friday a month.
  • Southwark Aspirations Week –Help deliver workshops at primary schools to help start the conversation of why people go work. Parents will be invited to attend – Once a term: workshops consist of
  • My journey through education
  • Identifying abilities and skills for the world of work
  • Goals, visions and opportunities
  • Primary school Careers fair – take part in a Primary school careers fair aimed at year 6 students. Interact with the students on your business and what you do, parents will be invited – 22nd June
  • Primary enterprise project - primary school once a term
  • Reading and numeracy mentors – Scheme runs throughout the year – weekly or fortnightly
  • Business speakers for Primary school –Get the conversation started about different working environment - two Tuesday a month
  • Financial awareness – introduce the basics of financial terms and deliver a short activity to primary students - one Thursday a month
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