Leicestershire Cares pairs volunteers from our business members with schools and colleges across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland to deliver high quality, meaningful employability activities. These help improve students’ academic attainment, life chances, social mobility and the potential for future wage earnings, while providing businesses with valuable opportunities to develop their talent pipeline and give back to the community.
Activities we run include inspirational talks, workplace visits and tours, CV workshops, Q&A panels, industry showcase events and employability Team Challenges. We also work closely with schools and colleges to find employee volunteers for their in-house employability activities and campaigns.
We have adapted our Employability events since the COVID-19 pandemic. Since May 2020 we have delivered online careers talks events, developed a virtual employability resource pack and partnered with volunteers from business who have created videos with their advice and tips on different careers.
With the closure of schools again this year, we have planned a new series of Speedy Speaker careers webinars to offer inspiration in a variety of careers in different sectors to support schools across Leicester and Leicestershire and maintain links with our member businesses.
Speedy Speaker Careers Webinars
Finance - Thursday 28th January, 11:15am-12:15pm
Construction - Thursday 11th February, 11am-12pm
Law - Thursday 25th February, 11am-12pm
IT/Digital - Thursday 11th March, 11am-12pm
Apprenticeships - Thursday 25th March, 11am-12pm
If you're a business or school and would like to get involved please contact Charlotte Robey-Turner – CharlotteRT@leicestershirecares.co.uk
Virtual employability packs for schools
To encourage students to continue their careers education throughout lockdown, we worked with our business members to create a set of virtual employability packs for schools. These can be used by students learning from home, or by teachers in the classroom.
Download the packs for free below.
Throughout lockdown, we created 'speedy speaker' videos with our business members talking about their careers and sectors. Each video is up to 3 minutes long and gives a quick insight into different careers and industries students might be interested in.
We also ran live career webinars on different sectors and industries, enabling students to ask questions and speak to people working in roles they are interested in.
We’re always open to new ideas, so please get in touch if you’d like to discuss how we can help with any of your planned activities.