We need local businesses:

At Chosen Hill School we are busy growing your employees of the future and we need your help to raise their career aspirations, learn more about the exciting industries in Gloucestershire and develop their employability skills.

Having employers like you helping to inspire our students will transform their learning journey by making it relevant to industry and the job market. You are a cornerstone of our careers programme and help us to achieve our goals as set out by the Gatsby Foundation’s Eight Benchmarks.

Ways to support:

  • Be part of our ’mock interviews’ with Year 11 students and help them structure their CVs

  • Get involved in extracurricular clubs and activities (such as? Coding club, DoE Awards, etc)

  • Give an inspiring talk based on your industry or job role (could this be pre-recorded? So that you build up a library of resources, and to fit more flexibly with the employer)

  • Provide a coaching/mentoring service through a structured programme (a DBS would be required for this)

  • Run a hands-on workshop with activities relating to your area of expertise

  • Be part of our discussions about pathways after school, e.g. apprenticeships

  • Help champion specific issues and challenge barriers in the workplace around gender stereotyping, disability etc

  • Help bring a subject lesson to life by linking it to your industry

  • Offer a work experience placement for students at your business premises (this would be during term 6)

  • Become an ambassador supporting employment routes for young people with special educational needs and disabilities and offer a work experience placement that is co-supported by the school

By getting involved you will not only be supporting future workforce development and helping to broaden the minds of the young people but you will also be developing new skills for your staff, forging community links and building a positive profile for your company. 

If you can help:

We will support you throughout your visit, please speak to our Careers Lead, Mrs A Selwyn.

Telephone: 01452 713488

Email: as@chosen-hill.gloucs.sch.uk

She will be your main point of contact for enquiries and will provide you with details of arrangements including parking, facilities and our safeguarding policy. The school will make a suitable space available for discussions with students, as appropriate to the activity. The school will also make available ICT and other specialist equipment to support presentations. This will all be discussed and agreed in advance of the visit with the Careers Lead.

Employers are welcome to leave a copy of any promotional material with the Careers Lead to be displayed around the school and shared with students and parents/carers.