Soar Valley College has developed external partnerships with a range of industries across Leicester City in the process of widening the experiences of our students’ knowledge of the world of work. Opportunities derived from experiences such as being host to events during Leicester’s Business Festival, developing our partnership with Leicester’s Enterprise Advisor Network and continuing to nurture our well established connections with a range of colleges and universities, mean that our students benefit from hands on experiences in a range of post 16 settings.
During our annual Year 10 ‘World of Work’ scheme, employers visit the school to run work-related activities with pupils and to speak to pupils about a range of employment sectors. There have been recent developments with employers offering apprenticeships and information is shared with pupils about available apprenticeships via our range of external visiting experts and the Careers Advisor. In addition, employers offering apprenticeships visit the school to facilitate work-related learning and speak to pupils about opportunities within their companies and sectors.
Any provider wishing to request access should contact Claire Houlton, Careers Leader in the first instance. firstname.lastname@example.org. Our ‘World of Work’ week, towards the end of the summer term, is the perfect opportunity for education providers to speak to relevant pupils.
In the first instance, requests by providers should be sent to the Careers Lead, Claire Houlton at email@example.com with a minimum of 6 weeks’ lead-time. All requests will be considered on the basis of staffing and logistics. For questions on the enrichment programme, please contact the College’s Careers Leader or Careers Line Manager, Mr Ridgeway at Wridgeway@soarvalley.leicester.sch.uk.