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We are now almost fully booked for Summer 2024 and expect to close registration in the next few days.

We are now almost fully booked for Summer 2024 and expect to close registration in the next few days.

The Career School

Your Comprehensive Careers Curriculum

Introducing The Career School, our new in-school provision designed to enhance industry exploration and skill development for your students.

Made up of three key elements, we guide students through the next stages of their career through teaching, training and testing; providing them with the tools they need to excel in their next steps. Carefully curated with the Gatsby Benchmarks in mind, The Career School is made to fit seamlessly into your existing careers curriculum

What is included?

Teach It: A series of skill development modules

Train It: A place on an InvestIN Weekend Programme

Test It: An in-house Assessment Centre

Why The Career School?

Key benefits for students:

  • Thorough preparation for success beyond school and targeted training on employers’ most-valued transferable skills.
  • Exposure to industry professionals and networking opportunities.
  • Differentiator on university applications and a personalised certificate awarded on completion.
 

Key benefits for schools:

  • A differentiator for perspective students and chance to offer enhanced career support.
  • Follow-up resources and worksheets to sustain development.
  • Designated relationship manager to advise on the delivery and to assist in meeting global career benchmarks.

Hitting the Gatsby Benchmarks

We understand the importance of excellent careers guidance and your need to hit key global benchmarks. The Career School has been designed with Gatsby in mind and we work with schools globally to support them in achieving their career provision goals.

Hear from the career school students and teachers

The Assessment Centre is a fantastic opportunity for students to gain insight into the challenges they will face in read world recruitment. They develop transferable skills such as collaboration, problem solving and communication all critical for young people.

The Career School teacher

Students were very well engaged and motivated throughout. The InvestIN staff did a very good job of breaking down concepts and challenging them. There was also a wide variety of tasks which gave then good exposure

The Career School Teacher

It was absolutely amazing. I met new people and fully immersed myself in the experience. I learnt so much about life as a doctor and the daily challenges and rewards

The Career School student

The materials and content was excellent. Presentation first-class: engaging informative and well-presented. Thank you!

The Career School Teacher

Teach It: Skill Development Modules

Our career experts have carefully researched and curated a menu of modules that target skill development. All our workshops are designed to be interactive and engaging. We will work with you to decide a menu and model (online or in-person) that compliments your existing careers provision. Choose from one of the below 8 categories, and reveal the modules that are included.

1. Sought After Skills

After completing these modules, students will walk away with…

  1. A refined and accentuated knowledge of the most desirable skills employers are looking for as found in the world economic forum report (2023): Analytical Thinking & Creative Thinking.
  2. The ability to communicate in a variety of ways required of them when entering the workplace.
  3. Practice in the ability to lead and follow efficiently in team projects.

Modules:

  • Creative & Analytical Thinking
  • Communicating Clearly
  • Teamwork & Collaboration

Recommended Age Range: 14+

2: Recruitment Today

After completing these modules, students will walk away with…

  1. The skills to write, format and structure a top-class CV and application
  2. Understanding of how to tackle different questions within an interview and how to effectively use the STARR technique to provide the highest scoring answers
  3. An introduction to the expectations of how to succeed in an Assessment Centre to secure a competitive job

Modules:

  • CV Workshop
  • Impressing in an Interview
  • Acing Assessment Centres

Recommended Age Range: 16+

3: Building Your Personal Brand

After completing these modules, students will walk away with…

  1. An understanding of their own skills and strengths to build a resume for both in person and online networking.
  2. Confidence to articulate themselves and champion their own achievements to see them succeed in the future.
  3. Tangible takeaways on how to best build a professional network and get started today.

Modules:

  • Being Your Authentic Self
  • Coaching Confidence
  • Knowing How to Network

Recommended Age Range: 14+

4: The Changing Job Market

After completing these modules, students will walk away with…

  1. A comprehensive understanding of the future of jobs and how this may shape their career path.
  2. A head-start in developing the skills and competencies needed to thrive once they enter the job market.
  3. Stand out knowledge and practice in negotiation, adaptability and digital skills.

Modules:

  • Digital & Technological Literacy
  • Being Business-Minded
  • The Growth of Green

Recommended Age Range: 14+

5: Getting Exam Ready

After completing these modules, students will walk away with...

  1. The ability to fully plan their revision timetables whilst also being able to time block further commitments to find the right school/life balance.
  2. Knowledge of techniques to handle challenges and relieve stress to ensure a positive and productive attitude.
  3. Independence to complete tasks to a high standard through practice and exercise.

Modules:

  • Building Resilience
  • Tackling Time Management
  • Independent Study Skills

Recommended Age Range: 14+

6: Communicating with Confidence

After completing these modules, students will walk away with…

  1. Understanding of how to become a strong confident leader in the work place.
  2. Putting their communication skills into practice by perfecting their ability to pitch and present to a group.
  3. Mastering the art of authenticity in leadership; how to connect with people through employing their emotional intelligence.

Modules:

  • Understanding Your Audience
  • Learning to Lead
  • Perfecting Public Speaking

Recommended Age Range: 14+

7: Career Exploration

After completing these modules, students will walk away with…

  1. The discovery of their transferable skills suiting them to the workplace through in depth analysis of their passions and hobbies.
  2. An introduction to the world of work and what is required of them when entering into the professional realm post school.
  3. A fully developed plan of where and how to gain work experience to enhance industry knowledge and skill development.

Modules:

  • Discovering Your Dream Career
  • Understanding the Working World
  • Making the Most of Work Experience

Recommended Age Range: 12+

8: Getting Ready for the Next Destination

After completing these modules, students will walk away with…

  1. A three-step plan of actions to take to ensure they are equipped for life and their career beyond school.
  2. An in-depth understanding of what to expect in the [Workplace/University/Placement] and how they can thrive in this new environment.
  3. Practice in the art of professionalism; how to respond to emails, grow in confidence and work efficiently with others.

Modules:

  • Preparing for your Next Steps
  • Getting [Workplace/Uni/Placement] Ready
  • Practicing Professionalism

Recommended Age Range: 16+

Train It: Weekend Career Masterclass

As part of The Career School offering, students have the opportunity to choose one of our weekend masterclasses, from 15 different careers. From medicine, to entrepreneurship, to fashion design, we encourage students to explore their chosen career first hand, gaining advice from industry professionals and guidance for their next steps.

Please note, the cost of the weekend programme listed on the website is included in The Career School price per student.

Test It: Assessment Centre

Our fully comprehensive mock Assessment Centre is the star of the Career School! We will bring our team to your site, to put the skills your students have been developing through our modules, programmes and beyond to the test.

This is a flexible offering, created to suit your needs and timetable. We can offer a full day, or half day and can work proactively around the space you are able to provide. If you would like to find out more about our Assessment Centre, including an exemplar timetable, please get in touch with us below.

Want to hear more?

Our Partner Development team are on hand to help and provide all of the necessary information should you be interested. If The Career School is something you would like to explore further, please contact us at schools@investin.org or complete the form below. Further information regarding pricing and timelines can be provided upon enquiry.