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

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 & 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

Take your child to work day

If parents cannot take child to work can anyone accommodate a number of children on a one day placement (year 7)

27 November 2019

St Ambrose Barlow RC High School

Sally.cheshire@salford.gov.uk

Mock Interviews

We are looking for a range of employers to attend our mock interviews and interview students in year 11.

12 November 2019

St Ambrose Barlow RC High School

Sally.cheshire@salford.gov.uk

Careers Fair

We are looking for businesses / university / colleges to have a stand at our careers fair to showcase their career and education opportunities.

 

11 December, ALL DAY where possible, after school for parents – say until 5pm?

St Ambrose Barlow RC High School

Sally.cheshire@salford.gov.uk

 

Have a go Event

Hands on event for pupils to have a go at specific jobs – plumbing / bricklaying / tiling / construction / hair and beauty etc

 

13 February 2020

St Ambrose RC High School

Sally.cheshire@salford.gov.uk

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.

 

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 9 Options Day and Guided Options Evening

We would like to invite employers/ colleges for careers fair / networking

 

6 February 4pm to 6.30pm

 

Salford City Academy

Lauren.monks@salfordcity-academy.org

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, all day

Ellesmere Park High School

David.sweeney@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

David.sweeney@salford.gov.uk

Inspirational Speakers – Careers & Cakes talk

We are holding “Careers & 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 & ITV
  • Healthcare professionals
  • Sports people/sports professionals/sports business/personal trainers etc

These are short talks (20-25 mins max) to introduce job sectors, skills required, and future opportunities.

Fortnightly Fridays!

12.45 to 1.10pm

(slots available from January 2020)

Moorside High School

57 Deans Road

Swinton

Manchester

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

Manchester

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

Manchester

M27 0AP

simon.farmer@moorsidehigh.com 

Year 8 Modern Foreign Languages (MFL) Day

We are seeking foreign language speakers to help run workshops at our MFL enterprise event in celebration of European Day of Languages. Volunteers do not have to be fluent speakers; the languages we focus on are Spanish, French and Italian.  All volunteers will be fully briefed on the day, nothing to prepare in advance.

 

Thursday 26 September 2019

All Hallows RC High School

150 Eccles Old Rd

Salford

M6 8AA

Lisa.teasdale@salford.gov.uk

Careers Fair (attended by all pupils in years 8-11)

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.

 

Friday 15 November 2020

All Hallows RC High School

150 Eccles Old Rd

Salford

M6 8AA

Lisa.teasdale@salford.gov.uk

Year 10 Personal Finance Day

We are looking for volunteers from the finance industry to help run workshops with year 10 pupils based around personal finance and budgeting.  All briefing notes and materials are provided and the event is run in conjunction with Salford Foundation.

 

Friday 31 January 2020

All Hallows RC High School

150 Eccles Old Rd

Salford

M6 8AA

Lisa.teasdale@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 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 Y8 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 tp Friday 3 July

All Hallows RC High School

150 Eccles Old Rd

Salford

M6 8AA

Julianne.hobin@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 18 October 2019

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