Hull Esteem Consortium is proud to be delivering Hull’s Building Schools for the Future programme, the single largest regeneration programme to hit the city in over a generation.
Whilst our key role is to deliver an estate of state-of-the-art learning facilities, we also see the need to leave a legacy far beyond the bricks and mortar of the building programme. It’s for this reason that we have joined forces with partners at the Humber Education Business Partnership, Sewell Group, Malet Lambert School and the City Council’s 14-19 team to develop the Employability Charter.
We firmly believe that the business community need to play a key role in developing its future workforce and we work with school on a number of different levels to raise the awareness and quality of employability skills in young people. For Hull Esteem Consortium this has been done in a variety of ways including:
- Offering Work Experience placements
- Delivering Internships
- Co-delivering curriculum focussed lessons
- Taking part in careers events
- Carrying out mock interviews
- Hosting school events at our conferencing facility, The Exchange
We would strongly urge other organisations, no matter their size, to sign up to the Employability Charter as we can see the benefits to students and indeed to the CPD of our own staff. Even if a company can only take part in one small thing a year, it may be the one thing that triggers a key employability skill in a young person and makes a difference to their future.