We need you, the employer, to get involved. Your company can be a part of inspiring the next generation by allowing your staff to support with a one-off morning, afternoon or day at the local school.

The skills gained from employer led interactions are invaluable to young people as well as your employees.

From our experience students engage more with businesses and professionals, seeing them as a real link to work, which is why employer led interactions have such successful outcomes.

Deliver employer-led interaction in schools:

Examples of our work include but are not limited to: 

Your Future

  • Interactive engagement with employers
  • Exploration of different career pathways
  • Speed networking
  • Key note speakers 

Interview Skills

  • Communications, presentation and body language
  • CV writing
  • Interview preparation
  • Assessment centre skills

Mock Interviews

  • 1:1 interviews with employers
  • Feedback and interview development

Inspiring Visits 

  • Guess My Job (with primary school children)

Speed Networking

Outcomes for the students 

  • Improved inspiration and aspiration
  • Communication: listening and understanding
  • Resilience
  • Presentation skills
  • World of work awareness 

Outcomes for your staff 

Staff benefit by developing a range of skills which is more cost effective than a training course and will benefit your business in return. 

Some of the skills they will develop and/or improve are:

  • Presentation skills
  • Communication skills
  • Coaching and mentoring skills
  • Management skills
  • Confidence skills

It will also help to raise your business profile in schools and help to meet your Corporate Social Responsibility.

Events, Programmes and Activities

Please click here to view our full list of forthcoming events. 

Contact us

Contact Amanda directly for a conversation about how your organisation can get involved with schools and set up a volunteer programme for staff.

Telephone: 02392 283400 
Email [email protected]

“Wartsila have been involved with various organisations in order to raise the aspirations of young people and increase their awareness of Engineering careers.

• Primary Engineer
• Industrial cadets
• IMechE
• EBP

Of these organisations we have found that the EBP (Education Business Partnership) particularly has proven to be a well organised and enthusiastic organisation that make it easy for you to contribute.

Benefits of this outreach work with young people:

• Raises your business profile
• Develops a future workforce
• Develops and motivates your staff
• Achieves your Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) objectives
• Counts towards your CPD for professional accreditation

By working with Schools through an organisation such as EBP you can contribute as a one off or an extended commitment with:

• Careers days
• STEM fairs
• Guess My Job
• Business networking
• Interview preparation/ practice


John Thornhill, Wartsila