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young people

We want to provide access to our employability and life skills programmes for all 14-19 year olds. With amazing support from industry, we’ve engaged, inspired and motivated over 20,000 young people so far. With your support, we can reach thousands more.

Success stories

What we do

We help young people fulfil their potential

Working Options in Education helps young people (14-19) to aim high and fulfil their potential. Our employability and life skills programme is delivered free in schools, colleges and online through our well-established links with employers – particularly in the food, drink and retail industry.

We offer young people multiple interactions with employers including expert insight from industry, skills workshops, online content, access to industry events, work experience and placements.

The widening opportunity gap in employment prospects means that we particularly focus on engaging disadvantaged young people.

How we help

  1. Improving employability

    We’ve developed our employability and life skills programme to offer young people multiple interactions with employers,because we know there is a direct correlation to improved academic attainment and future employability. The widening opportunity gap in employment prospects means that we particularly focus on engaging disadvantaged young people.

  2. Building confidence

    We want young people to feel inspired, informed and have the skills they need for their future. Young people consistently tell us that participating in our employability and life skills programme has a positive impact on their self-esteem and confidence.

  3. Supporting education

    Our employability and life skills programme supports schools and colleges to deliver many of the employer engagement elements of the ‘Gatsby Benchmarks’ for their students.

  4. Connecting industry

    We act as a link between students and employers. We’ve developed strong links with the food, drink and retail industry in particular, because it employs 1 in 8 people in the UK in a wide range of roles and careers.

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