SMBP Work Insight & Skills Week – Speakers for Schools

SMBP Work Insight & Skills Week

SMBP Work Insight & Skills Week


Age: 16-19

Duration: 95 Days

Industry: Charity

Application deadline: 31/05/2022

Dates: 20/06/2022 – 28/10/2022

Note – please do not share this opportunity with anyone outside of the specified age range for this placement as they will be ineligible to apply

Between June and October, Social Mobility Business Partnership is running several Work Insight & Skills Weeks for students across the UK in Year 12/13 (England and Wales), Year 13/14 (Northern Ireland) and S5/S6 (Scotland).

The programme will provide you with the opportunity to spend time with several high-profile organisations where you will learn about their business, the career routes available to you and develop key skills by getting involved in interactive business-like tasks. You will also spend a day at a professional sports club where you will learn about the psychology of resilience, coping mechanisms and goal achievement models.

The Work Insight & Skills Week runs for a full week giving you the opportunity to develop key skills employers look for when recruiting. Learn from some of our 170+ business partners based across the UK and boost your confidence and motivation.

When applying, answer the following questions

  • What do you already know about our organisation?
  • Which of your skills would you like to improve?
  • What future career are you interested in and why?

More about what we do:

A volunteer-led charity, SMBP is a collaboration of 170+ commercial organisations, professional services firms and professional sports teams working across 18 towns/cities. All are committed to supporting Year 12 students from low income backgrounds in their pursuit of a career in business. Since 2014, SMBP has grown from offering opportunities to 20 students in London, to over 500 student places across the UK in 2021. Students are invited to an induction the week prior to the scheme where SMBP staff will discuss the importance of competencies and inform students of the week ahead and what to expect. Students benefit from visiting four different businesses in a week, learning through interactive business games, and spend one day at a professional sports club where they learn about the psychology of resilience. An online Group Mentoring platform then supports them through their journey to a career. They are given access to the SMBP app upon registration where they can access everything they need for the week, access to additional career support, skills zone, information on student finance plus much more.

Skills/Experiences You Will Gain:

Speaking
 Problem Solving
 Staying Positive
 Leadership
 Teamwork

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