Let’s Do Business (TM) can improve students' chances of getting the job of their dreams one day. It can also improve applications for Higher Education. Research from the government's Education and Employers Taskforce, shows that a young person who has four or more encounters with an employer is 86% less likely to be unemployed or not in education or training and can earn up to 22% more during their career.
By connecting with local employers, students will gain insight into how they operate and the market they are in. The employers also highlight the qualifications, skills and personal attributes they look for when recruiting. School staff will also benefit as they'll be better informed about current employer views and requirements.
All of this happens online where students access short pre-recorded videos allowing them to engage with the businesses at any time. The programme is suitable for students in years 9 to 13.