BEE works closely with & listens to the school/college – delivering from our range of established work-related learning or creating bespoke programmes according to their specific needs. Our robust evaluation feedback from students, teachers, and employers ensures progression is monitored and areas for development are identified.
‘BEE career ready’ employers inspire students to pursue their careers or study paths.
‘BEE work experienced‘ brings geographically specific Labour Market Information to life.
Extensive planning meetings with teachers enables us to learn about the needs and requirements of the young people. We meet the students before the events we run, briefing them, and adapting our delivery specifically to them.
BEE ensures a wide range of careers are represented at each of our events including science, technology, engineering, and maths (STEM) as well as career paths which incorporate English and Humanities.
BEE’s database of over 2000 Employers guarantees a favourable ratio of no more than 1:10, meaning that we invite enough professionals into schools to ensure all students experience a meaningful encounter, chat, and advice from our Business Volunteers.
1:1 / ‘BEE a mentor/mentee’
1:5 / ‘BEE interviewed’
1:8 / ‘BEE career ready’
1:10 / ‘BEE an entrepreneur’
BEE has arranged visits to the workplace for groups of Special Needs and mainstream students, both face to face and virtually. We have also facilitated work experience for selected groups of students.
During lockdown we created our BEE (virtually) work experienced event where students were introduced to work places via zoom, MS Teams and googlemeet.
BEE partners with the Civil Service Diversity Internship scheme, Hatfield University, and UCL amongst others. We invite current University students, or lecturers to speak at our events or assemblies – particularly via the ‘BEE career ready’ programme to ensure all career areas are covered.
Our ‘BEE a mentor/mentee’ programme ensures personal guidance for selected students where mentors – with our support – create personal guidance plans.
‘BEE interviewed’ introduces the concept of ‘networking’, encouraging students to approach our Employers to ask about work experience / specific career advice.