Encounters with Employers and Employees
Every pupil should have multiple opportunities to learn from employers about work, employment and skills that are valued in the workplace. This can be through a range of enrichment activities including visiting speakers, mentoring and enterprise schemes.
During ECM and Project Days and Careers Fairs students work with a range of employers and employees to give them knowledge about the workplace. One example includes completing the Barclays Life skills workshops with employees from Barclays. During the workshops students learnt about People Skills, Money Skills and Work Skills. They can also speak to the Barclays representatives about their roles and the range of careers available. This is just one example, however extensive links have been made with a number of employers and employees. OBA’s Business in the Community Link is Isover Saint-Gobain, based in Runcorn, and we have strong links with this company and regular support both as a whole school and for individuals on work placements or work experience.