Learning about the world of work from an early age can really help a young person’s future prospects, especially if they come from a deprived background or their family members are unemployed.
Young people who have an understanding of the types of jobs available locally and how to make the best of their skills, interests and opportunities, are able to compete better in an ever-changing job market and are more likely to have the types of skills and qualifications employers are looking for now and in the future.
Derby City Council is working with Nottingham City Council in a regional partnership known as the METRO strategy to bring schools, academies, colleges, universities and employers together to prepare young people for the world of work.
This work includes the METRO careers campaign which aims to give young people, and the individuals and institutions that support them, a starting point to discover more about the world of work. Through a series of short, simple videos which spark conversations about the work place, their aspirations, interests, choices and experiences, the campaign will enable them to start planning their individual journeys from education into employment.
The campaign also features useful links to local partners and national agencies who can support young people and a ‘resource pack’ of suggested questions for parents, carers, educators and youth workers to support their engagement with young people.