Masterclasses

Our masterclasses provide students with the skills, knowledge, and confidence to kickstart rewarding futures. Delivered by employer volunteers, they connect young people with the world of work in a fun and inspiring way.

Local Authorities & Schools

Our high impact masterclasses connect students with local employers and provide them with the skills needed to progress through our programme and transition from education to rewarding employment. 

How they work

Taking place at the workplace, or in a school, an employee volunteer will facilitate one of our 6 sequential masterclasses to a group of students.

There are three masterclasses per year, each one focuses on a different career skill or pathway:

Year 1

  • Know the programme and know yourself
  • Communication and networking
  • Preparing for work

Year 2

  • Career Pathways
  • Success at Interviews and assessment centres
  • Brand YOU

Each masterclass runs for 60 – 90 minutes. Students are encouraged to discuss their learning with their mentor and how they will put it into practice. 

I was given lots of great support and advice from my Career Ready mentor and the masterclasses which I attended, which helped give me the confidence and enthusiasm to do my very best!

Erik Petnehazi, Lourdes RC Secondary School. Read his story here.

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Employers & Volunteers

Delivering our masterclasses is a fun and flexible way to engage with young people. You can inspire them to reach their potential and help them unlock new skills. 

How they work

Whether it’s a one-off, once a year or more regular activity, you will find that delivering a masterclass is the perfect way for you to broaden the horizons of young people in your local area.

Presenting a masterclass takes 60-90 minutes and can be delivered in your workplace or in a local school.

We have six masterclasses to choose from, each focussing on different career skills and pathways, so you can choose the one best suited to your expertise. We also provide a range of templates and guidance documents to make things even easier for you.

Delivering a masterclass was also good for my own development – it is not often I speak to students from local schools and it is completely different to presenting at work. Students tend to ask a lot more interesting and unique questions which keeps me on my toes!

Scott MacDonald, a CAD Designer at Technip FMC. Read his story here. 

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