Working Options in Education helps young people fulfil their potential by developing employability and life skills. Since 2010, we have worked in close partnership with more than 150 schools and colleges in England and Wales to deliver our Career Pathways Programme.
We aim to transform the life chances of young people (14-19), by helping them to take early control of their education or career journey, so they can overcome barriers, develop a clear picture of their future, find motivation, and negotiate each step along the way. Support starts at age 14, when the choices they make start to shape their future.
Our programme includes self-directed online learning, employability and skills masterclasses, talks from industry volunteers, mentoring, business challenge sessions, and access to work experience, internships and entry level jobs.
•97% students said their confidence in what is possible for them has increased. 100% have increased career aspirations, 93% students feel equipped with the knowledge and skills to take their next step, 93% of students have used the Working Options programme to inform their next step after school or college.
Working with businesses remains crucial to our success and growth. Business volunteers continue to deliver our employability and life skills sessions to bring the world of work alive for young people.