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

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

Work Experience Day – Year 10

Seeking individual or small group placements for one day 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 (where appropriate)

 

Wednesday 27 March 2019

Students form St Ambrose Barlow RC High School to attend various businesses

Sally.cheshire@salford.gov.uk

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

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

Work Experience Week – Year 12

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.

 

July 2019

Students from St Ambrose Barlow RC High School to attend various businesses

Sally.cheshire@salford.gov.uk

Employer CVs and Application Forms – Year 10

We are seeking support over a lunch time or after school for a small group of business volunteers to give young people an insight into what employers are looking for on CVs and application forms. Bringing examples of good or bad CVs is useful and any ‘dos and don’ts’. Date to work around the availability of the volunteer.

 

July 2019

Albion Academy, London Street, Salford, M6

Julie.baker@albionacademy.co.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 1 July 2019

Students from Ellesmere Park High School to attend various businesses

Katharine.barratt@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 1 to Friday 5 July 2019

Students from UTC Media City to attend various businesses

Lynne.loughnan@utcmediacityuk.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 1 to Friday 5 July 2019

Students from Walkden High to attend various businesses

Richardson.f@walkdenhigh.co.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

Prefect Interview Process

Seeking business volunteers to attend our annual prefect recruitment process, where we interview a small group of young people who are keen to become the next Head Girl or Head Boy, or be a student leader in a prefect role.  This is an enjoyable experience for any individual, come along!

 

Summer term - to be confirmed

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

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 21 March 2019

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