Learning to Work Programme

St Helens Chamber is committed to making sure every young person in St Helens is ready, willing and able to contribute to our economy and community. Part of this contribution should be that they each have an awareness of the employment opportunities available to them, both in St Helens and beyond its boundaries.

The Learning to Work programme has been designed to meet these demands in one of the most challenging times for young people to succeed. Our aim is to create these aspirations early in life by working with primary schools, to help pupils progress through difficult transition points from education to employment and give them realistic guidance towards self-identified goals.

In order to achieve this we work with a number of local primary schools every year to support them with their careers and enterprise education. We are regulary looking for volunteers from local businesses to support our activities in primary schools, this could be simply talking to children about your job or even being a judge at one of our events.

Through the support of our Sponsors and volunteers we provide:

Career Talks: Businesses engage with students about their career journeys/pathways, highlighting the ups and downs and various routes they can take when starting their career. Explaining the day-to-day workings of businesses and the variety of roles available.

Mock Interviews:  Young Chamber helps prepare students for interviews when they leave education; whether for jobs, apprenticeships or university. Feedback can be given to students on how they can improve, boosting their confidence so they can improve their performance in future interviews.

Enterprise Days:  By allowing students to visit our offices and factories, they are able to get a feel for how businesses run and what day-to-day life in the world of work is really like. Students are able to engage with employers and find out more about their business; it allows students to understand the qualifications and skills they will need to enter the world of work.

Click here to view a copy of the Learning to Work Brochure 


What difference does it make?

“The Learn to Work programme links together many aspects of the PHSE and the National Curriculum. It ensures that children have a thorough grounding in money matters, business enterprise, working creatively and developing resilience. St Helens Chamber has produced a programme which links with the National Curriculum and prepares pupils at the school for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life."– Helen Lee, Headteacher, Oakdeane Primary School

To find out more about the Learning to Work Programme and how your business could get involved, please contact the Education Team on 01744 742000 or email educationservices@sthelenschamber.com

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