Update from our Partners

Bromley Education Business Partnership does just that - in providing the link between schools/young people and employers.  Unfortunately, coronavirus has had a significant impact on both groups and government guidelines regarding C19, due to the recent rise in coronavirus cases, mean we will not be working in the face to face way to support young people for some time.

We have consulted with our key contacts at Bromley schools to find out how we might better support young people with work related learning in this new world.  The responses indicate they are still keen for help with advice and guidance for young people and specifically with 1:1 bespoke job seeking.  The schools are keen for us to run our employability events involving local and national employers but recognise this cannot be in the form of face to face events for the time being.  They would like us to offer virtual sessions to targeted groups of young people, especially those at risk of being NEET, and the ideal time for this seems to be in the spring term 2021 although some are keen to get going this term.  Schools have also requested support with any resources that might help teachers deliver information on employability through PSHE sessions.

Schools that have responded so far indicate that they intend to run work experience programmes this academic year with most offering this to the Year 12 cohort and one school exploring the virtual WEx route!  The most useful aspect for our work has been that schools have been making referrals of young people who left education last year and would welcome some 1:1 help with accessing employment.

Following an email to over 250 employer partners, it seems there is an appetite with some for offering support with on-line sessions.  We are exploring in more depth how we might facilitate this and it is likely we will be running pilot industry sector focussed sessions in schools after half term and look forward to working in this new way.