Employers can provide individual learners with one-to-one mentoring to support their skills and career development. This can be a one off meeting or a more long term relationship.
Employers can inspire learners through visiting and delivering interesting activities in schools and colleges or host a visit to their own workplace. This can be workplace visits, talk or lecture. Workplace visits can offer first hand experiences of and help learners make an informed choice about their career future.
Employers can provide learners with transferable skills and employability activities such as interview skills. One-off workshops or sustained training programmes can link in with the school/college curriculum to enrich learning and career development. Learners can gain skills that are valuable in the workplace and gain skills that will increase their employability.
Employers can provide sector specific sessions for particular career pathways. Learners gain experience of working within the real challenges and process of work environment. Having experience of the specialist skills can help learners make more informed choices regarding their career choices.
Real challenges involved learners being set a real challenge to solve in the work place and creating solutions. A real challenge can generate significant learning – both for your company and for the participants involved.
Offering short term work placements from 1-5 days provide great opportunities for learners to experience a wide range of entry level roles under staff supervision. Traditional placements are valuable opportunities for learners, giving them insight into a particular career and the chance to start building networks.
Employers can support workplace learning through longer placements that can be supported by a training provider, including traineeships, apprenticeships and internships.