Get your business involved with a school

In Salford we are passionate about closing the gap between the boardroom and the classroom, ensuring that all young people have a clear path through education to a successful, rewarding career.

We want to make sure they’re learning the skills right now that they will need later in working life. And to do that, we need your help. We want to give employers like you the chance to make sure students are developing the knowledge and abilities that will make them highly relevant in industries like your own.

With your help and support, we can make a difference in the community and transform the prospects for young people, simultaneously building a strong and effective talent pool in the region for your business. This work is part of the GM mayor, Andy Burnham’s manifesto that ‘All young people should leave school or college equipped for work and lifelong learning.’

How to get involved

We want to connect you and your business to young people across Salford and Greater Manchester. Below we have listed a variety of activities with a wide range of time commitment and expertise. If you are able to get involved, or to have a chat, please get in touch with Sarah Scanlan, sarah.scanlan@salford.gov.uk.

Upcoming school events

Event title Date/time Address Contact

Work experience or post 16 provisions

Especially summer programmes or vocational activities.

You can contact us throughout
the year to drop in and have a chat

The Clifton
Centre

j.hill@salford.gov.uk

Employer Partner Request

We are seeking industry professionals from the creative and digital industries to work with our students throughout the year.

  • Master classes
  • Post 16 work experience
  • Mentoring/coaching
  • Live projects
  • Work place visits

We have three specialism pathways: TV and Film production, Interactive media and game design and digital design.

Throughout the year, at times to suit you

UTCMediaCityUK
100-102 Broadway
MediaCityUK

Jude.evetts@utcmediacityuk.org.uk

Inspirational Speakers

We are looking for a series of inspirational speakers to meet with young people from across our school to talk about careers linked to all industries, but specifically at the moment we are seeking those from:

  • Creative Businesses such as BBC and ITV
  • Catering/food/restaurateurs
  • Sports people/sports professionals/sports business/personal trainers etc

Can you offer 20/30 mins of your time?

Throughout the year, at times to suit you

Oasis Academy Media City UK, King William Street, Salford Quays, M50 3UQ

Emily.williams@oasismediacityuk.org

Year 7 – covering Aspiration Inspiration

Exploring careers open to them in the future.

We are looking for employers/employees from a variety of backgrounds to meet with students in a networking capacity, to explain their pathways/journeys in to their current careers.

We are looking for sessions which are practical and hands on for a variety of professions to inspire our young people.

27 March 2020, all day

Salford City Academy

Emma.breen@salfordcity-academy.org

World of Work Day

We are seeking a range of employers to attend our first careers day of the year, where our young people would love to hear about the different and interesting job roles you do. This event will take part across the whole school day.

 

31 March 2020

St Ambrose Barlow RC High School

Sally.cheshire@salford.gov.uk

 

National Careers Week

Inspirational speakers / careers events / assemblies - whatever you are comfortable we can accommodate during this week.

Pupils can also have a go at specific jobs – plumbing / bricklaying / tiling / construction / hair and beauty etc

 

2 to 6 March 2020

St Ambrose Barlow RC High School

Sally.cheshire@salford.gov.uk

 

Work Experience Week – Year 10

Can you accommodate any Year 10 pupils during this week with an inspiring week of activities across your organisation?

 

Monday 29 June to Friday 3 July 2020

St Ambrose Barlow RC High School

Sally.cheshire@salford.gov.uk

Year 10 Work Experience

We are looking for a range of local employers who can offer a week long work placement.

29 June to 3 July 2020

Ellesmere Park High School

Katharine.barratt@salford.gov.uk

Year 10 Careers Fair

Can you showcase your career sector? We are looking for a range of businesses and post 16 providers to inspire our students and to enhance their knowledge of the variety of options available to them.

Thursday 23 April 2020

Ellesmere Park High School

Katharine.barratt@salford.gov.uk

Year 7 Careers Fair

We are looking for a range of businesses to inspire our year 7 students and get them thinking about their futures.

Thursday 7 May 2020, all day

Ellesmere Park High School

Katharine.barratt@salford.gov.uk

Assembly Speakers

Have you taken a unique or unusual career path?  Feel like you can inspire our students?

Please get in touch if you would be willing to share your experiences in a 15 minute assembly for year 7 or 8 students.

Throughout the year,  Thursday or Friday mornings at 9am

Ellesmere Park High School

Katharine.barratt@salford.gov.uk

Inspirational Speakers – Careers and Cakes talk

We are holding 'Careers and Cakes' talks, inviting inspirational speakers to meet with young people from across our school to talk about careers linked to all industries, but specifically at the moment we are seeking those from:

  • Creative Businesses such as BBC and ITV
  • Healthcare professionals
  • Sports people/sports professionals/sports business/personal trainers etc

These are short talks (a maximum of 20 to 25 minutes) to introduce job sectors, skills required, and future opportunities.

Fortnightly Fridays!

12.45pm to 1.10pm

(slots available from January 2020)

Moorside High School
57 Deans Road
Swinton
M27 0AP

Simon.farmer@moorsidehigh.com

National Careers Week

Inspirational speakers / lunch time or after school drop-ins / assemblies - Whatever you are comfortable in offering we will try to accommodate during this week.

 

2 to 6 March 2020

Moorside High School
57 Deans Road
Swinton
M27 0AP

simon.farmer@moorsidehigh.com 

Careers in the Curriculum

We are very keen to link our school curriculum with the world or work, and recognised how important employers can be in bringing teaching to life and making it relevant to the real world. Does your company or industry correlate to a certain school subject? Whether this is core such as English, Maths or Science, or our vast range of other subjects such as Art, Drama, Modern Languages, RE, History, Geography, Technology, ICT, Computer Science, PE & Sport – we can put you in touch with our teaching staff and see if we can integrate learning. Examples could include having employers delivering a school lesson, guest speakers presenting to pupils, or arranging an employer visit. Get in touch!

 

Ongoing, just let us know a date that works for you.

Moorside High School
57 Deans Road
Swinton
M27 0AP

simon.farmer@moorsidehigh.com 

Year 10 Mock Interview Day

We are looking for industry volunteers to interview our Yr 11 students as a practice for the real thing when they complete their formal education. Interviews will be in 20 min slots to allow time for you to ask questions and provide verbal feedback to each young person. All questions and any associated documents will be provided and will be run in conjunction with Salford Foundation.

 

Friday 14 February 2020

All Hallows RC High School

150 Eccles Old Rd

Salford

M6 8AA

Lisa.teasdale@salford.gov.uk

Year 8 World Of Work Day

We are looking for business volunteers from a wide range of industries to give Year 8 pupils an insight into the variety of careers available to them upon leaving school.  Volunteers will discuss their job role, the skills, attitudes and qualifications required to work in that particular industry and answer any questions the pupils may have.  Time-permitting, visitors may also want to complete a short activity relevant to their line of work or show pictures, photos, equipment, resources, uniform, etc.

 

Wednesday 18 March 2020

All Hallows RC High School

150 Eccles Old Rd

Salford

M6 8AA

Lisa.teasdale@salford.gov.uk

Work Experience Week – Year 10

Seeking individual placements for one week, to give young people a real insight into the world of work. We ask that placements are varied and provide opportunities for the young person to meet different staff from across your business, tour of the business and its function, chat through their career journey and provide some short tasks.

Monday 29 June to Friday 3 July

All Hallows RC High School

150 Eccles Old Rd

Salford

M6 8AA

Julianne.hobin@salford.gov.uk

Year 10 Employers Careers Fair (National Careers Week)

Can you showcase your career sector?  We are looking for a range of employers to inspire our students and promote their industries to them.

You’ll be visited throughout the day by each of our year groups who are eager to meet you and learn about your careers.

 

Friday 6 March 2020, 8.30am to 2.50pm

Co-op Academy Walkden
Old Clough Lane
Walkden
M28 7JB

Mangas.j@walkdenhigh.co.uk

Careers fair 'interactive‘ day

As in previous years we are keen to provide students with a practical learning experience and environment. We are keen for students to enhance their careers aspirations and knowledge and also their understanding of the skills and entry requirements with a range of careers, so if you can provide relevant reading materials but also anything to 'interact' and 'engage' with students we would welcome these suggestions. If you are planning to bring anything interactive please let me know so we can help in our planning. Students will also be expected to complete a booklet demonstrating awareness of sectors and provide.

Thursday 12 March, 10.15am set-up, 11am to 3pm

Buile Hill Academy
Eccles Old Road
Salford
M6 8RD

prendergast.b@builehillschool.org.uk

Mock Interview Day - Year 10

students. We are looking for industry volunteers to interview our Yr 10 students as a practice for the real thing when they complete their formal education. Interviews will be in 15/20 min slots to allow time for you to ask questions and provide verbal feedback to each young person. All questions, resources and any associated documents will be provided. Refreshments and lunch also provided.

 

Thursday 26 March 2020, 8.15am to 1.30pm

Buile Hill Academy
Eccles Old Road
Salford
M6 8RD

prendergast.b@builehillschool.org.uk

Work Experience Week – Year 10

Seeking individual placements for one week, to give young people a real insight into the world of work. We ask that placements are varied and provide opportunities for the young person to meet different staff from across your business, tour of the business and its function, chat through their career journey and provide some short tasks.

 

Monday 29 June to Friday 3 July 2020

Co-op Academy Walkden
Old Clough Lane
Walkden
M28 7JB

Loughnan.l@walkdenhigh.co.uk

Year 10 prefect interviews

Business leaders to help with the interviews for Year 10 prefect applications

May (exact dates to be confirmed)

Ellesmere Park High School

Katharine.Barratt@salford.gov.uk

Salford Foundation Activity

Inspired to Aspire mentoring programme – ongoing recruitment                           

Salford Foundation Activity

We are looking for small groups of business volunteers from a wide range of sectors ((two or three people from each business) to be paired up with a small group of students for a six week in-school programme, plus additional catch up session. You will run weekly activities around the world of work and the skills that the young people will need to be successful in their work life. Full training and resources are provided. 

This page was last updated on 10 February 2020

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