Employability Masterclass

The Employability Masterclass provides an opportunity for young people to explore and develop a range of skills linked to securing first time employment.

Programme Overview

Participants will consider how they describe their own personal strengths and how to showcase their skills to employers. They will receive top tips for writing compelling applications, including CVs and covering letters, before rehearsing interview techniques and considering various paths to success.

The programme brings in volunteers from the world of work to share their own experiences and support the young people to present themselves in an appealing way to employers.

For September 2020 there will be two forms of Employability Masterclass:

  1. A one day in-school programme run by our trained programmes team
  2. A two-hour digital Employability Masterclass

These are complementary to each other, and whilst they can be completed independently, they also provide opportunities for schools to run the digital programme when tighter social distancing measures are in force and follow up with the in-school programme as and when they are relaxed.

What’s in it for young people?

  • Development of knowledge and skills in relation to the process of employment
  • Establishing realistic goals and aspirations
  • Hearing direct from employers as to what they are looking for in new talent
  • Guidance on how to present in the very best way.

What’s in it for you and your school?

  • Suitable for S1-6
  • Supports schools in embedding the Developing the Young Workforce strategy, Building the Curriculum 4 and How Good is Our School (4th Edition) and supports the realisation of the Career Education Standards 3-18.
  • Includes meaningful employee encounters
  • Raises aspirations across cohorts

Young Enterprise support — in-school delivery:

  • A fully trained and PVG’d member of staff to deliver the programme
  • Providing opportunities for live employee engagement, either face-to-face or via video link
  • A wide range of small group work activities facilitated throughout the day.

Young Enterprise support — digital programme:

  • Providing access to our digital learning platform. Students can access this from home or using individual equipment in school
  • The full digital programme consists of seven units and takes around 2 hours to complete. This can be completed in bite-size chunks
  • Integrated employee encounter videos
  • Opportunity for teacher led live employee engagement via video link
  • Students receive a certificate on completion.

Young Enterprise Scotland

Our Vision is for Scotland to be a place where all young people are given the opportunity to have a rewarding future in work and life - no matter where they start their journey.

Our Mission is to inspire and equip young people, irrespective of their background, to learn, develop and reach their full potential through enterprise education.

In everything that we do, we will work with the following values: Integrity, Enthusiasm, Creativity & Collaboration.


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