Local employers - We need your expertise!

At Redruth School we are busy growing your employees of the future.  We need your help to raise their career aspirations, develop their employability skills and learn more about the exciting industries in Cornwall.

Young adults who recall four or more encounters with employers while at school are five times less likely to be NEET (Not in education, employment or training) and earn on average, 18% more than peers who recall no such activities.

Dr Anthony Mann, Director of Research and Policy, Education and Employers Taskforce.


Inspire young minds

Being part of our business support network will provide you moments of great satisfaction but striving to make a difference can also be an exciting challenge! Having employers like you helping to inspire young minds and transform attitudes through a range of activities and opportunities is the foundation of an excellent careers programme as set out by the Gatsby Foundation’s eight Benchmarks of good practice https://www.goodcareerguidance.org.uk/benchmarks-and-background and the Careers and Enterprise Company. https://www.careersandenterprise.co.uk/

How could you support our careers programme?

  • Support our Careers Fair
  • Be part of our mock interviews with KS4 students and help them structure their CVs
  • Offer a work experience placement for students at your business premises
  • Give an inspiring talk based on your industry or job role
  • Run a hands-on workshop with activities relating to your area of expertise
  • Help champion specific issues and challenge barriers in the workplace around gender stereotyping, disability etc
  • Help bring a subject lesson to life by linking it to your industry
  • Be part of our discussions about pathways after school, eg apprenticeships
  • Become an ambassador supporting employment routes for young people with special educational needs and disabilities and offer a work experience placement that is co-supported by the school
  • Provide a Supported Internship opportunity
  • Get involved in extracurricular clubs and activities
  • Provide a coaching/mentoring service

The Careers and Enterprise Company has further information on how you can support schools to develop employees of the future, including the Employer Standards; a framework to improve collaboration and outreach between industry and schools.



Could you offer our students an apprenticeship? Hiring an apprentice is a productive and effective way to grow talent and develop a motivated, skilled and qualified workforce. Employing an apprentice is easier than you think and there’s financial support and help available from the government.


Skills for Life (Business)

This DfE Skills for Life website has information about schemes for employers to recruit staff and develop their skills including Apprenticeships.  


Redruth School work with a number of businesses who support our careers programme. If you or your business would like to support our activities in the future please email our careers lead Mrs King: jking@redruth.cornwall.sch.uk to be added to our network.

Please see our latest Provider Access Statement on the careers homepage.

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