Activity Providers and Offers

This area is to signpost you to the offers and providers that are available to schools and colleges across the Solent.

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Engaging with Employers

Careers Leaders: how schools and colleges can engage employers

The Careers and Enterprise Company have created a guide to help schools or colleges build long-lasting relationships with local employers; improving the employer engagement students receive throughout their time in education.

Read the guide here


Careers Related Activity Offers

There are a wealth of offers available to schools and colleges that will support to meet the Gatsby Benchmarks:

Association of Learning Providers in Hampshire and IOW (ALPHI)

A member organisation for Hampshire and Isle of Wight’s Training providers. Delivering the ASK Apprenticeship Programme locally.

Apprenticeships Toolkit

Archaeology Discovery Centre – IOW

Offering work placements for island school students.
Schools placement at the ADC page 1
Schools placement at the ADC page 2

Access Southampton

Southampton City Council’s free and impartial guide to support your decision making at the key times in your education and career.


This is Biology in Dstl – STEM Schools Poster

This is Business in Dstl – STEM Schools Poster

This is Chemistry in Dstl – STEM Schools Poster

This is Computing in Dstl – STEM Schools Poster

This is Engineering in Dstl – STEM Schools Poster

This is Human Sciences in Dstl – STEM Schools Poster

This is Maths in Dstl – STEM Schools Poster

This is Physics in Dstl – STEM Schools Poster

The Talent Tap

The Talent Tap is a charity currently offering a free work experience programme to Year 13 students. Students must interview for the scheme and if successful are offered a two-week, fully funded, residential work experience programme. The scheme is currently taking place in London, but The Talent Tap is planning to expand UK-wide. Students on the scheme are housed for a fortnight in shared student accommodation, and, as well as undertaking the work placements honed to their interests, they take part in a variety of sessions including training in interview technique, advice on CV drafting and structure, motivational presentations by business leaders and cultural experiences.

The charity also hosts a series of careers-related webinars on Zoom. To register for the upcoming Zoominars or watch a recording of a past one, click here.


1851 Trust

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STEM Crew website flyer May 2019

STEM Now: STEM Ambassadors for the classroom

Schools and colleges can request support from a STEM Ambassador for all sorts of activities. This could be an assembly talk, classroom activity, careers fair, Science club or something else. The team that cover the Solent are based at Winchester Science Centre, but schools can register for support on the main STEM Learning website.

The Royal Hotel IOW

Apprenticeships in the hospitality sector can be very rewarding, check out the video the hotel has made featuring their apprentices.

Work Ready

Building bespoke careers websites for schools and colleges – a completely free offer as local businesses sponsor the sites and promote their opportunities within it.

An Introduction to Work Ready
Sample school site
Sample Feedback from School and College Partners

Fareham College Traineeships

Fareham College has launched six new Traineeship programs in Construction, Customer Service, Facilities Management, Contact Centre Operations, Warehousing and Logistics and Digital. A traineeship is a tailor-made study programme for young people aged 19-24 who want to work or apply for an apprenticeship, but would like some additional support to build their skills and confidence first. They usually last for six months and are specifically designed to help young people to develop important employability skills that are necessary to find, keep and be successful in a job – and to stand out to potential employers. You can find full details of here.

Activity Providers

Search providers in your area using your postcode on The Careers & Enterprise Company Activity Providers page

Links to organisations who have been reviewed as part of The Careers & Enterprise Company’s investment funding processes:

Classroom Resources & Videos


Introducing T Levels

Industry placements in Technical Education Programmes

Accessing Microsoft Teams on PlayStation or XBox

Students who have an Xbox or PlayStation at home can access Microsoft Teams using these devices as well as a phone, laptop, tablet or PC. A guide on how to use Teams on an Xbox or PlayStation is available in the following link: using-xbox-or-playstation-to-access-remote-learning1

Amazing Apprenticeships 

Barclays Life Skills

This site has lots of videos and classroom plans to use. Check out some of the resources here [Dropbox link]

BBC Bitesize Careers

Student friendly videos that demonstrate ways classroom subjects link to careers

Career Pilot


Employable Me

This poster was created in the Solent in partnership with other stakeholders. It showcases the skills and qualities that employers look for in their workforce.

Employable Me – A3 Poster
Employable Me Resource Sheet
Employable Me A3 Poster PRINT QUALITY

Fast Tomato

Hampshire Careers Partnership Year 13 Booklet

The Hampshire Careers Partnership Resources Group has published a booklet designed to help Year 13 students think about their options when they leave college or sixth form. The booklet is interactive and includes activities and templates and can be found here. To browse other Hampshire Careers Partnership resources, you can access the Hampshire Futures website here.

Learn Live

Careers advice, recruitment opportunities and health awareness broadcasts for schools and colleges

Apprenticeship videos

NHS England broadcasts

National Careers Service

National Citizen Service

RAF Apprenticeships and Careers


Sea Cadets

Success at School

Spark Careers

Free live careers broadcasts providing employer engagement for all

Talentino Virtual Careers Activities 2021


WOW Show