ducation Works knows that engaging young people with the world of work and providing them with opportunities to meet professionals can have significant results in improving their life chances. We do this with three key programmes:
Business Action Groups for Schools (BAGS): Currently operating in secondary schools across east London, professionals from different companies come together to form a group to support an individual school at a strategic level.
Career Capital: Working alongside university careers teams we support undergraduate students providing them with a range of opportunities to connect with professionals in the City and Canary Wharf. This valuable work includes mock interviews, business mentoring, mock assessment centres and CV reviews.
Mentoring Works: This programme matches students, in Year 10 and Sixth Form, to volunteer business mentors working in the City of London. Young people travel to their mentor’s office, where they work together to develop the knowledge and skills needed for their future education, training or careers, over a nine month programme.
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Career Capital, our higher education programme, supports undergraduates by providing them with opportunities to hone their employability skills as they prepare for the world of work. Our dedicated project managers work alongside our university stakeholders to provide a programme that consists of ‘insight clubs’ where students can explore career options in a range of areas from banking to PR; giving practical support on applications; providing Mock Interviews and Mock assessment centres together with professional input and our ‘CV surgery’. We understand how hard the graduate employment field can be and welcome contact from universities on how we can support them in improving outcomes.
Mentoring Works has been operating for 20 years and in that time we have matched over 4,000 students with business mentors. This highly valuable programme reflects national good practice and works well with young people from our partner schools, self-referring and meeting their mentors once a fortnight, over a nine month period, at their place of work. The Mentoring Works team recruit and train mentors from our corporate partners/businesses, providing on-going support over the length of the programme, with resources and regular contact. Our end of programme celebration events bring the ELBA team, mentors and students together to celebrate their success. Mentoring Works has been accredited with the Approved Provider Standard (APS) by the Mentoring & Befriending Foundation (MBF). The APS is the national quality standard designed specifically for all types of mentoring and befriending projects.
Currently operating in secondary schools across east London, professionals from different companies come together to form a Business Action Group for Schools (BAGS) to support an individual school at a strategic level. Our dedicated project managers recruit senior business leaders to work alongside schools’ leadership teams to develop a tailor made employability strategy that supports them in three areas: ‘Young people’; ‘Leadership and management’ and ‘Professional Development’. Together with a differentiated BAGS programme, we run employability events at Canary Wharf and the City that are open to all schools, provide a monthly newsletter which includes apprenticeship and intern opportunities and run biannual forums that share good practice within the Education and Business agenda. We welcome contacts from schools who would like to know more about us and our work.