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Talent Academy- Employers Summary
The Somerset Talent Academy programme has been designed to enable young people aged 14-16 to gain an understanding of different key Somerset employment sectors through a series of visits and workshops with a wide range of employers, both local and regional. A series of four visits per year, a one afternoon visit per half term (autumn and spring term), is undertaken by students from local schools who for that time become Talent Academy students, to a different employer for each session, with the aim of building up an understanding of career routes, job options and he types of practical work involved within various industry sectors.
Structure of Visits:
So that there is some common structure to the sessions, employers will be encouraged to deliver to a set format for the initial part of the afternoon and then provide a bespoke activity for the latter stages. The Three -Four hour Programme could include:
Employers will be asked to undertake the following, to ensure the smooth operation of the Academy workshop:
Nominate a Lead who will liaise with the Partnership for the preparation and delivery of the Employer Visit workshop – this should be a member of staff who will be responsible for:
For more details please contact Julie Young at JAYoung@somerset gov.uk