A Capital Experience

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Proudly supported by the Citi Foundation, A Capital Experience opens up the world of work for young people and marks the start of the Career Ready programme for over 1,100 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 2019

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 included 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. 

98% of young people polled during A Capital Experience 2019 said that more workplace visits would help them with their career choices, and 97% said that workplace visits should be included in the curriculum. 

The value of hosting young people in the workplace 

By hosting young people in their 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 experience four or more encounters with the world of work have significantly higher earnings by age 24 and are 86% less likely to be unemployed. There is also growing evidence of improved academic attainment. 

Education & Employers 

A Capital Experience is also your opportunity to tell your career story and show young people the range of pathways they can take towards their chosen future. 

Your first job doesn’t have to be your career. I learnt a lot and developed some important skills in my first job but I knew it wasn’t right for me. I had to take a risk and I left. I’m now in a job I love, working with young people and for a brand I really liked before I even joined them.

Yasmin Mehmet | 4Talent Coordinator  

Schools & Colleges

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

A Capital Experience

A Capital Experience was held on Thursday 5 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 included 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. 

98% of young people polled during A Capital Experience 2019 said that more workplace visits would help them with their career choices, and 97% saidf that workplace visitis should be included in the curriculum. 

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. 

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

Young people who experience four or more encounters with the world of work have significantly higher earnings by age 24 and are 86% less likely to be unemployed. There is also growing evidence of improved academic attainment. 

Education & Employers