Working Options invites partners to deliver Masterclasses for 14-19 year olds

Employability and life skills charity, Working Options in Education is launching its virtual Masterclass series for 14-19 year olds on 10 June. Free for young people anywhere in the UK to join, the first Masterclass is in partnership with ITV and expects to see thousands of students dial in.

The aim of the Masterclass series is to provide young people with breadth and depth about a sector and organisation and is invaluable for helping them to make better, more informed choices about their next steps and how to go about it. For companies, this is an opportunity to showcase their organisation and talk directly to a young, diverse potential talent pool about early career roles or apprenticeships.  We can target regionally or nationally.

Robbie Morton, Senior Resourcing Manager at ITV says:

“Here at ITV, We’re embracing differences, making new things happen and delivering creativity. The world is changing – and we’re driving that change. We’re More than TV. We are delighted to be able to collaborate with Working Options in providing young people the opportunity to hear about the different opportunities available to them in the world of working for ITV. There is no better time than now to help support the futures of our young people.”

The one-hour virtual Masterclass allows companies to provide students with a deep dive into their sector, the career opportunities available in their industry and organisation, outline the qualifications needed and the skills, attributes and qualities they look for in recruits. Speakers will always include at least one employee who was recruited at entry-level into the organisation and the sessions feature an interactive Q&A session via the chat function with a call to action to live roles about to be advertised e.g. launching the recruitment for an apprenticeship programme.

The Masterclass series has been developed as part of Working Options Career Pathways Programme, building on over 10 years’ experience and listening to the needs of business and students.

If your company would like to speak to Working Options about hosting a Masterclass for a minimum donation, please get in touch with Claire.mcmaster@workingoptions.org.uk

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