Workplace visits can inspire students’ exploration of career opportunities, expand their networks and open their eyes to exciting opportunities.
The Gatsby Foundation ‘Good Career Guidance’ Report states that, by the age of 16, every pupil should have had at least one experience of the workplace, in addition to any part-time jobs they may have.
Research also highlights that Workplace visits provide a “critical understanding of the world of work and the vocational relevance of education” (Hatcher and Le Gallais 2008). Furthermore, Workplace Visits are held in high regard by pupils. The B-Live 2010 Survey of 333 teenagers for Deloitte found that 62 per cent of respondents wanted their school or college to provide more workplace visits.
Here is one example per level of the areas of the "I can" framework that would typically be covered by engaging your young people in a workplace visit. Download the mapping document for more!