Thank you for taking the time to look at the page for employers on our website. Studio Schools place a strong focus on employability and engagement with employers is central to what we do.
The value that employers bring when they engage with schools is well evidenced. Research shows that young adults who have greater levels of contact with employers whilst at school are significantly less likely to become NEET (not in education, employment or training) and can expect, when in full-time employment, to earn up to 18% more than peers who had no such workplace encounters.
New research shows that engagement not only allows employers to add value to schools and the lives of young people, but that young people and schools in turn give huge value to employers. In addition to the hard business case for engaging with schools there is a soft business case. Engaging with young people can be an enriching experience for both students and employers. It can bring employees joy, it helps young people to expand their awareness of career routes and training options and can be useful to bring a fresh perspective and new ideas that can be used in industry.
We have some strong employer partnerships and employer engagement is central to school life at Digitech. Involvement may include (but is not limited to):
- Attendance at careers events
- Supporting student networking events
- Supporting employability workshops
- Inspirational talks to students
- Sitting on a careers panel for Post 16
- Offering experience of work to students
- Linking with subject areas to create ‘real world’ project work
- Assisting with mock recruitment events
If you are an employer who is interested in supporting careers and employability activities at Digitech please complete the below contact form and we will be in touch.