Step into an Industry

Step Into Sessions

This session is designed to help inspire students about the range of career options and pathways open to them after finishing school. Students are often not aware of the range of options and can get limited information from sources close to them for example parents or teachers. By taking part in the session they will have a chance to find out about a particular occupational/job area. We hope to raise their aspirations and show them the broad range of career opportunities locally and nationally.

Duration: 1 X 2.5 hour session (15 students maximum)

Method: In Person and on business premises

Year Group(s): Year 7 to 13

Requirements: An example overview of the morning (or afternoon) would be as below:

9.30 – 10.00 Arrival to organisation

10.00 to 10.45 Introduction by the organisation followed by meeting and hearing about different job roles.

10.45 to 11.15 Tour of the premises/meet staff.

11.15 to 11.45 Time for an activity led by the organisation (This could be around team building, occupation related, problem solving or a communication activity).

11.45 to 12.00 Q & A and evaluation.

12.00 Depart for school.

Groups: Minimum = 8 students Maximum = 12 students

Location: Employer premises, all risk assessments undertaken by EBP.

Gatsby Benchmarks: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6.

CDI Framework: Explore, Create, Big Picture.

By the end of the sessions students will:

Have taken the opportunity to talk to and meet different employees within a business. For example, Law, Engineering, Health & Social Care – other options available.

Have expanded the number of careers they know about and had the chance to hear about something different.

Understand it’s not about deciding what specific job/career they want to do now but about helping themselves to make informed choices by exploring things.

100% of students said they’ve learnt about job types or careers that they didn’t know about before today.

71% of students said by participating in the Step Into Science: BOC Fawley sessions it had changed their mind about future career ideas.

“The Step Into Sessions were good fun and a great way to show students the process of cryogenic air separation and how our customers use the air gases to improve our lives. Hopefully this introduction to the chemical industry can help students as they are navigate their own career paths.”

Andrew Lane, Production Shift Manager & STEM Ambassador, BOC Fawley.

“STEM is important in schools because it serves as an opportunity to allow students to engage and discover how their struggles with science will offer opportunities in technical work and industry. STEM subjects provide the intellectual foundations and tools for future scientists, inventors, and engineers.”

Mr Booth, Director of Science, Chamberlayne College.

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