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Employer Engagement

‘Careers guidance and inspiration in schools: statutory guidance for governing bodies, school leaders and school staff’ published by the DfE in April 2014 says:

“Schools should help every pupil develop high aspirations and consider a broad and ambitious range of careers. Inspiring every pupil through more real-life contacts with the world of work can help them understand where different choices can take them in the future”.

Employer engagement is important in supporting students with their learning of the world of work and the skills that they will require for their future career plans. Learning about the world of work with local company employer links can help students understand the skills and opportunities available to them.

At Braidwood School, employer engagement is at the heart of our CEIAG provision and we work with a large number of local, national and international businesses.


From Year 7 onwards, students experience business and careers through the traditional subject curriculum   as well as through our work experience program, work shadowing and work place visits. We engage with businesses to provide students with training in applying for a job and developing a CV as well as undergoing mock job interviews.

Braidwood School also welcomes local business people and employers who speak to students about their jobs and career paths.



Three times a year, all students are involved in Enterprise Days where employability skills are developed through a range of business related tasks.



In 2015, our school Literacy Week looked at ‘Jobs in Our City’. This involved groups of students visiting businesses and workplaces across Birmingham, experiencing what they do and talking to employers and employees.




We provide regular updates on our employer engagement on our Twitter account. Have a look at @BraidwoodSchool.


Some of the employers currently working with our students: