Working Life

The Working Life programmes aim to support and help children develop career aspirations, start to think about their futures and to consider the types of roles and employability skills that they need to develop.

The Working Life programmes aim to support and help children develop career aspirations, start to think about their futures and to consider the types of roles and employability skills that they need to develop.

This collection has information about the types of roles available in the work place and help widen their understanding of the world of work.

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Books

Working Life Story book

4 - 7yrs Students

The story book is a fun activity where pages can be turned and read out aloud. You can also choose to play the narration which synchronises with highlighted words. 

Fun/Fact sheets

A Building Society

4 - 7yrs Students, Teachers

An introduction to a building society and some of the roles found within one, highlighting that a financial institution does not just involve working with numbers and money.

A Receptionist

4 - 7yrs Students, Teachers

An overview of the role of a Receptionist, including the key attributes needed for the job.

A Security Guard

4 - 7yrs Students, Teachers

A description of the role of a Security Guard, including the skills needed for the job and the types of equipment they might work with.

A Mortgage Lender

4 - 7yrs Students, Teachers

An explanation of the role of a Mortgage Lender coupled with an introduction to the idea of mortgages, and borrowing money.

A Cook

4 - 7yrs Students, Teachers

An overview of the role of a Cook in a busy office, showing the importance of this job and the types of skills needed to do it well.

An Advertising Assistant

4 - 7yrs Students, Teachers

An explanation of the role of an Advertising Assistant including, the type of work that they do and the mediums they use for this.

Teachers' and Parents' notes

Interactive activities

4 - 7yrs Teachers, Parents

Introducing the basic understanding of a job, the different kinds available as well as the skills needed in each.

Extension activities and discussion ideas

4 - 7yrs, 7 - 11yrs Teachers

Here we have suggested a variety of extension ideas children can do individually, in pairs or as a group or as a class activity.

Teachers Guide

4 - 7yrs, 7 - 11yrs Teachers

A Teachers Guide to supporting children to develop career aspirations, start to think about their futures and to consider the types of roles and employability skills that they need to develop.

Parents Guide

4 - 7yrs, 7 - 11yrs Parents

A Parents Guide to supporting children to develop career aspirations, start to think about their futures and to consider the types of roles and employability skills that they need to develop.

Tips to help at home

4 - 7yrs, 7 - 11yrs Parents

Helping your child/children understand the wealth of roles out there in the market place and developing their aspirations.

Know the facts

4 - 7yrs, 7 - 11yrs Parents

Discussing careers and the world of work with your child including, why developing key employability skills is important.

Word banks/Glossaries

Word Bank

4 - 7yrs Students, Teachers

Terms from the story book and fact sheets explained simply.