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

Year Group Assemblies – an inspiring look at a variety of careers

We would like industry speakers to present to our students on different industry. Explaining the wide range of roles, skills employers look for and progression pathways. This will be first thing in the morning.

Throughout the year

Ellesmere Park High School Wentworth Road, Eccles, M30 9BP

katharine.barratt@salford.gov.uk

Year 8 Option Choices

Interview pupils on their choices for GCSEs, providing industry guidance and helping the student see the relationship between academic study and the world of work.

Number: 275 pupils

Employers required: 20 employer conducting three 15 minute interviews per hour over five periods.

 

Monday 11 February 2019

Walkden High School
Old Clough Lane
Walkden M28 7JB

mangas.j@walkdenhigh.co.uk

Year 11 Mock Interview Day

We are looking for industry volunteers to interview our Year 11 students as a practice for the real thing when they complete their formal education. Interviews will be in 20 minute 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.

Friday 15 February 2019

All Hallows RC High School
Eccles Old Road
Salford M6 8AA

lisa.teasdale@salford.gov.uk

Careers and Cakes Lunchtime session

Hair and Beauty including media Makeup
We are seeking up to five people from this industry who represent a range of job roles to meet a group of up to 50 young people from across different year groups, to provide an informal session to tell them about your job role, your journey into it and general advice.  Cakes will be included!

Wednesday 27 February 2019

Moorside High School
Deans Road
Swinton M27 0AP

simon.farmer@moorsidehigh.com

Interactive careers fair lunch and refreshments provided

All year groups to meet with employers, colleges, sixth forms, and HE providers. Students complete a questionnaire on skills and entry requirements for each industry sector. Providers to bring interactive resources and marketing materials to help engage students.

Thursday 7 March 2019

11.30am to 6pm

Buile Hill Visual Arts College Eccles Old Road, Salford M6 8RD

Brendan Prendergast
prendergast.b@builehillschool.org.uk

Year 9 World of Work Day

We are seeking industry representatives from across different sectors who can network with small groups of young people to describe the job you do, your journey to get there, skills you use everyday, and general advice to them about the importance of Maths and English and having the necessary employability skills to be successful.

Wednesday 20 March 2019

All Hallows RC High School
Eccles Old Road
Salford M6 8AA

lisa.teasdale@salford.gov.uk

Year 10 Mock Interview Day - lunch provided

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 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.

Tuesday 26 March 2019

8.15am to 1.30pm

Buile Hill Visual Arts College Eccles Old Road, Salford M6 8RD

Brendan Prendergast
prendergast.b@builehillschool.org.uk

Gender Inspiration Day

We are seeking inspirational industry experts from across a range of jib roles and sectors who are working in ‘non-typical’ roles, or who have taken a different route into their role, especially those who have taken the apprenticeship pathway into highly skills/technical roles that maybe seen as requiring a traditional academic pathway to help us dispel myths.

Wednesday 27 March 2019

Salford City Academy
Northfleet Road
Eccles M30 7PQ

emma.breen@salfordcity-academy.org

Linking Curriculum to Careers

We are seeking people form industry who can provide interactive sessions to help our teachers enhance their day to day curriculum, so that our students can contextualise their learning and understand how it relates to the world of work.

Please get in touch so we can discuss this in more detail

Wednesday 27 March 2019

Salford City Academy
Northfleet Road
Eccles M30 7PQ

emma.breen@salfordcity-academy.org

Careers and Cakes Lunchtime session

Sports and Leisure
We are seeking up to five people from this industry who represent a range of job roles to meet a group of up to 50 young people from across different year groups, to provide an informal session to tell them about your job role, your journey into it and general advice. Cakes will be included!

Wednesday 27 March 2019

Moorside High School
Deans Road
Swinton M27 0AP

simon.farmer@moorsidehigh.com

Careers and Cakes Lunchtime session

Engineering and Manufacturing
We are seeking up to five people from this industry who represent a range of job roles to meet a group of up to 50 young people from across different year groups, to provide an informal session to tell them about your job role, your journey into it and general advice.  Cakes will be included!

Wednesday 8 May 2019

Moorside High School
Deans Road
Swinton M27 0AP

simon.farmer@moorsidehigh.com

Year 10 Careers Fair

We are seeking industry representatives from across all sectors to meet our students in a market hall setting where they can meet new people and find out about the exciting range of jobs and careers open to them.

Wednesday 8 May 2019

Ellesmere Park High School Wentworth Road, Eccles, M30 9BP

David.sweeney@salford.gov.uk

Careers and Cakes Lunchtime session

Housing and Construction
We are seeking up to five people from this industry who represent a range of job roles to meet a group of up to 50 young people from across different year groups, to provide an informal session to tell them about your job role, your journey into it and general advice.  Cakes will be included!

Wednesday 12 June 2019

Moorside High School
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 28 June 2019

Harrop Fold School, Hilton Lane, Walkden, M28 0SY

Philip.ince@salford.gov.uk

Careers and Cakes Lunchtime session

Teaching and Education
We are seeking up to five people from this industry who represent a range of job roles to meet a group of up to 50 young people from across different year groups, to provide an informal session to tell them about your job role, your journey into it and general advice.  Cakes will be included!

Wednesday 10 July 2019

Moorside High School
Deans Road
Swinton M27 0AP

simon.farmer@moorsidehigh.com

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 5 February 2019

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