A Capital Experience

A Capital Experience 18

Proudly supported by the Citi Foundation, A Capital Experience 2018 opened up the world of work for young people and marks the start of the Career Ready programme for young people across England, Wales and Northern Ireland. 

Employers

A Capital Experience gives employers the opportunity to transform young lives and invest in the future workforce by opening their doors and providing a behind-the-scenes tour of their workplace. 

A Capital Experience 2018  

A morning of inspiration & skill development, facilitated by Action Jackson, at The Dominion Theatre, followed by an afternoon of workplace visits to some of London's top employers.

Each workplace visit lasted approximately two hours and including a behind-the-scenes look at a real workplace and the job roles available to young people. Employers also delivered a masterclass on the skills, jobs, and pathways you need to take to enjoy a career in the sector. 

94% of young people polled during A Capital Experience said that more workplace visits would help them with their career choices. 

The value of hosting young people in the workplace 

By hosting young people in the workplace, employers made a time-sensitive investment in the workforce of tomorrow. 

Workplace visits are a vital part of the Department for Education's new careers strategy as they help young people gain vital workplace skills and experiences by engaging with employers. Not only does this help them transition from education to rewarding employment, but it means that the future workforce has the skills needed for succeeding in the workplace. 

Young people who recall four or more employer-led activities at school are five times less likely to be NEET and earn, on average, 18% more than their peers who recall no such activities. On average, our young people experience nine or more employer-led activities compared with the benchmark four.

 

Schools & Colleges

A Capital Experience was the start of your students' Career Ready journey and, through the workplace visit, enabled you to reach Gatsby Benchmarks 1,3,5 & 6 for Good Careers Guidance. 

A Capital Experience

A Capital Experience was held on Thursday 6 December with a morning of inspiration & skill development, facilitated by Action Jackson, at The Dominion Theatre, followed by an afternoon of workplace visits to some of London's top employers.

Each workplace visit lasted approximately two hours and including a behind-the-scenes look at a real workplace and the job roles available to young people. Employers also delivered a masterclass on the skills, jobs, and pathways you need to take to enjoy a career in the sector. 

94% of young people polled during A Capital Experience said that more workplace visits would help them with their career choices. 

Impact 

Workplace visits are a vital part of the Department for Education's new careers strategy as they help young people gain vital workplace skills and experiences by engaging with employers. Our workplace visits enable your school to reach Gatsby Benchmarks 1,3,5 & 6 for Good Careers Guidance. 

Young people who recall four or more employer-led activities at school are five times less likely to be NEET and earn, on average, 18% more than their peers who recall no such activities. On average, our young people experience nine or more employer-led activities compared with the benchmark four.

Seeing how a business works at first hand can also be an unforgettable experience and spur students on in their wider studies.