SOMERSET CAREERS HUB
The Somerset Careers Hub, established in collaboration with The Careers and Enterprise Company to help transform careers education for young people across Somerset.
We work with every state-funded secondary school, special educational needs school, alternative provision & post 16 college, helping them to link with local employers to deliver high quality careers support for students.
As well as working with employers we link with training providers, FE colleges, universities and career professionals to help to deliver the Gatsby Benchmarks and to ensure that all young people are able to identify their best next step.
The Careers Hub will now play a critical role in supporting local skills development plans post Covid, understanding current and future job markets and feeding that intelligence into education.
Start Small; Dream Big Programme Marks a Milestone in Early Employer Encounters
The Somerset Careers Hub proudly announces the launch of Employer Encounters in its Primary Careers Programme, Start Small; Dream Big. This groundbreaking initiative in collaboration with The Careers and Enterprise Company, aims to inspire and guide young students toward a future of endless possibilities.
The Start Small; Dream Big Programme is a strategic move to bridge the gap between classroom learning and real-world application and is designed to ignite the curiosity of young minds and instil a sense of aspiration from an early age. By partnering with local businesses, Start Small; Dream Big facilitates meaningful interactions that expose primary school students to various professions, fostering early career exploration.
“We believe that introducing students to the world of work at an early age is crucial in shaping their aspirations and ambitions as well as helping to challenge early stereotypes. The Start Small; Dream Big Programme is our commitment to providing students with valuable experiences that will give them a deeper understanding of a wide range of local careers, whilst sparking a curiosity and excitement about their future,” said Jenny Salmon, Project Officer at The Somerset Careers Hub.
The programme involves collaborative efforts between educators and the expertise of local businesses and professionals to create engaging and age-appropriate activities. From interactive workshops to workplace visits, students gain valuable insights into diverse career paths and igniting a passion for learning.
The Somerset Careers Hub expresses gratitude for the enthusiastic support of its local employers that have embraced this initiative, recognising the importance of investing in the development of future talent, and wishing to inspire and guide the next generation. Through these encounters, students can interact with professionals from various fields, asking questions and learning about the skills required for success.
As the programme rolls out, and more employer encounters unfold in primary schools across Somerset, it is anticipated that students will not only gain a clearer understanding of career options but also develop essential skills such as communication, teamwork, and problem-solving.
Critchill Special School Careers Programme Film
Map of Post 16 destination options
All Saints Academy created a map of all of the Post 16 options in the local area.