Employability skills


Year 7,8,9,10, & 11

A customisable programme designed to prepare your students for the world of work. Can be adapted for Key Stage 3 or 4 students.

Key Aims

  • To experience a realistic workplace environment within the programme.
  • To identify and practise the top employability skills: teamwork, communication, problem solving, leadership, self-management, reliability, and analytical skills.
  • To interact with Labour Market Information through fun activities.
  • To experience recruitment from an employer's perspective.
  • To practise interview skills including how to respond to classic interview questions.
  • To take part in activities commonly used at Assessment Day events.
  • To manage a team, delegate, and prioritise during a multifaceted problem solving challenge.
  • To gain an insight into creating a first rate CV through our recruitment challenge.
  • To learn how to beat the Automated Tracker Systems used in the modern recruitment process.
  • To take part in recruitment activities that highlight a range of career pathways.
  • To learn the correlation between academic success, experience, and earning.
  • To learn the positives and the pitfalls of social media in the modern recruitment process.
  • To boost self-belief and confidence through practising interpersonal skills.
  • To inspire students to investigate their career choices further.
  • To discover what UK business managers look for in their staff.
  • To explore the bigger picture of employment and the economy: Wealth creation, tax, public spending, and how money goes round in the economy.
  • To practise the art of negotiation in a competitive team activity.
  • To enjoy the workshop and have fun.
Contact us for more details about our Employability skills workshop

The Feedback

  • “I learned a lot today. Now I have some really good tips on how to stand out.”

    Year 10 student
  • “The presenters really encouraged us to get involved and it helped me to build my confidence. I feel less terrified about job interviews now.”

    Year 11 student
  • “I had no idea that you could find out so much information about different jobs.”

    Year 9 student
  • “As staff, it was refreshing to see our students in a different light. This event was very well organised, met our objectives, and we will definitely re-book.”

    Teacher (Leicestershire school)
  • “WOW, another brilliant event! The Bright Futures Experience team arrived super early as always and the day has gone so quickly. Our Year 10 students have loved it and learned loads - particularly as regards interview skills. ”

    Teacher (Oxfordshire school)
  • “It was amazing to see the students so engaged with the material. The activities were so strong that the students were learning about Labour Market Information AND enjoying themselves.”

    Teacher C (Devon school)

In Brief

  • Duration  Duration

    Full day, half day repeated, and carousel options available.

  • Target Year Group  Target Year Group

    Year 7,8,9,10, & 11

  • Pricing  Pricing

    Costs are directly related to student numbers and delivery options. Contact us for a no-obligation proposal including costs.

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