Foundation for Jobs
Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council Foundation for Jobs Young Peoples Entitlement is an agreement between secondary schools and local businesses to help improve the number of pupils finding work at the end of their time in education.
Its aim is to give all 11-to-16-year-olds in Redcar & Cleveland much more effective preparation for the world of work and increase their access to the workplace. It also aims to provide better opportunities for them to meet with, and get support from, employers to improve their employability skills and work readiness and enhance their future job prospects.
We work with year groups 7-11 to fulfil our five promises:
1. We have promised that every student should take part in at least 3 lessons in a year which will involve some form employer participation.
2. We will be engaging every student in the work place. They will have at least 8 interactions with employers within the five years at school. This provides the students opportunities to shadow someone in the workplace or get some work- based experience. This will allow them to learn about the skills they will need.
3. We would enhance their awareness of employment opportunities. Every student should be given every year to learn about the job opportunities. They should learn about where the jobs are in their area and which sectors are growing.
4. We provided the students with equal information and guidance on the range of both school/ college and work opportunities that are available to them after school.
5. We would provide them with CV drafting and interview techniques. The students should be allowed assistance in completing a CV and application form. They should have taken part in at least one mock interview.
Careers and NEET Advisers
Foundation for Jobs dedicated Careers and NEETs Advisers work on a one to one basis with year 10 & 11 students in schools giving impartial advice, guidance and support to help make informed choices about their future.
The team also offers a holistic service to break down barriers to moving into education, employment or training by providing careers advice and guidance to young people aged 16-20 or up to 25 for people with learning difficulty or disability.
Working on a one to one basis options are explored and discussed to make informed choices, this includes:
- Provide up to date apprenticeship and job vacancy information
- Help with completing applications for college, training, apprenticeships
- Help to create a personalised CV
- Visits to colleges and other learning providers
- Explore Higher Education options
To find out more about Foundation for Jobs call 01642 444666.