Location: Fareham Academy - Fareham
‘Guess My Job’ Primary Programme is heading towards its sixth year and has been hugely successful previously, with both schools and businesses. Its aims include raising awareness of the different jobs and employment that exist locally to inspire young people to find out more and to consider a wider range of career options for the future. This exciting project focuses on primary school children aged 10-11 years, (year group 5/6), an age that is significant in influencing future career choices.
With support from a wide range of local businesses, we organise visits from people with a broad range of career backgrounds to go into schools and talk about their work to groups of children. The visits will last for approximately 1 hour and the young people will ask lots of questions of the professionals and find out about their job roles and how people came to be doing them.
Guess My Job is a fun way to create exposure to young people from different roles and backgrounds. It is a perfect way to challenge unspoken assumptions (including male and female career stereotypes), and build confidence through speaking and listening with professionals from their industry. Research has shown that there is a need to educate young people from primary-age about careers.
The Guess My Job Programme helps to overcome the major disconnect between the careers that primary-age children are most interested in and those that the economy needs.
Your business can support local schools in your area by investing in this programme – packages start from £2000.
Supporters will receive:
“Children’s career aspirations are most influenced by who they know.”
Help to tackle social mobility.
“Children start to rule career options in or out at an early age.”
Help to overcome children ruling out careers.
“Girls and boys hold stereotypical views about male and female careers by age 7.”
Help to overcome the gender gap.
“Exposure to people from different roles and backgrounds challenges often unspoken assumptions about job roles.”
Educate young people about jobs.
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