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Working with schools

You can help young people learn more about the world of work so that they are ready to be your employees of the future. Could you give time to talk to young people?

How does Careers Wales help?

The Education Business Partnership @ Careers Wales brings together schools and businesses to inform, inspire and motivate young people about their career opportunities.

We aim to ensure that every school has an effective partnership with employers. 

Why get involved?

As a partner to a school you can give young people motivation, inspiration, knowledge and experiences to help them achieve their potential.

Research by the Education and Employers Taskforce shows that taking part in activities with employers:

  • Changes the attitudes of pupils to education
  • Influences pupils’ career plans and subject choices
  • Motivates pupils to study harder
  • Helps pupils to achieve better grades

By getting involved you will also help to:

  • Future proof your business
  • Support the economy of Wales
  • Raise your business profile

What activities could it include?

There are a range of ways you could get involved in a school. It could include:

  • Delivering a workshop or masterclass to pupils
  • Hosting visits to your company for teachers/students
  • Offering work experience
  • Running taster sessions
  • Giving advice and support
  • Attending careers fairs

How to get involved

Careers Wales can help you make that first contact and build partnerships with schools. That may start with registering your details on the Education Business Exchange (EBE) to let schools know you can spare some time to help. 

The Education Business Exchange (EBE) is a database of employers across Wales who are keen to work with schools in a range of different ways. Schools can search for employers in their area and request your support via Careers Wales.

Email us to find out more and to get started.


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View the video to find out more about how the Education Business Exchange works

School Valued Partner Initiative

Find out about the School Valued Partner Initiative.

Our work with Speakers for Schools

Employer case studies

RWE's story

RWE Renewables become a school valued partner by supporting education business activities in Port Talbot, highlighting future opportunities in the growing renewable energy sector.

DTCC's story

By growing a valued partnership with schools in Wrexham, DTCC can future proof their business, support the economy of Wales and raise their business profile.

Griffiths' story

Griffiths work in partnership with Careers Wales to raise awareness of careers in the Civil Engineering and Construction industries.

Taylor's story

Taylor’s love of STEM subjects led to an engineering apprenticeship with Wales & West Utilities.

HSBC's story

Kim Jones Retail Branch Manager at HSBC Llandrindod Wells, encourages employers to get involved in Careers Wales’ Education Business Exchange. 

Gallt y Glyn’s story

Elin Aaron runs a small family run guest house and restaurant at the foot of Snowdon and believes in supporting local schools. Here’s her story...

Celtic Horizons’ story

Celtic Horizons have been recognised for the work they do in schools to inspire young people about careers in construction.

Anik's story

To celebrate International Women in Engineering Day, here is Anik Cartwright’s story on how she inspires the next generation of female engineers.

Privacy notices

Career Choices Dewis Gyrfa Ltd (“Careers Wales”) is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Welsh Government.

These privacy notices explain how Careers Wales (as a data controller) complies with United Kingdom protection laws and guidance from the Information Commissioner’s Office (“ICO”). This covers the information we hold about you (including video content), how we use it and the organisations we share the information with.

The privacy notices apply to Careers Wales employer engagement services, where we facilitate links between employers or alumni and schools. Any changes to the privacy notices will be posted here and we suggest that as you use Careers Wales services over time you revisit the notices for updates:

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