Working Skills

The Working Skills 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 Skills 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 covers types of roles available in the work place as well as information about the core skills needed for each role, explaining the different careers, presenting skills and aptitudes and much more.

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Games

Shooting Stars Board Game

7 - 11yrs Students

The 'Shooting Stars' game is an engaging board game where pupils build up their score by correctly answering questions on 4 sets of game cards. 

Fun/Fact sheets

Working in a Financial Company

7 - 11yrs Students, Teachers

An insight into working in a big financial company such as Nationwide Building Society, including an overview of the different types of roles found within the company.

Let's Look At Receptionists

7 - 11yrs Students, Teachers

An overview of the role of a Receptionist, highlighting their everyday tasks and the key skills and attributes needed to fulfil the role.

Let's look at Security Officers

7 - 11yrs Students, Teachers

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

Let's look at Personnel and Recruitment

7 - 11yrs Students, Teachers

An overview of the role of a Human Resources Officer, highlighting their everyday tasks and the key skills and attributes needed to fulfil the role.

Let's look at Advertising and Marketing

7 - 11yrs Students, Teachers

Looking into the functions of an Advertising and Marketing department and highlighting their everyday tasks and the key skills needed to work within this department.

Let's look at Insurance Claim Settlers and Managers

7 - 11yrs Students, Teachers

An overview of the role of an Insurance Claims Settler, highlighting their everyday tasks and the key skills and attributes needed to fulfil the role.

Teachers' and Parents' notes

Interactive activities

7 - 11yrs Teachers, Parents

Interactive activities to further understanding about careers and employability skills.

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

Glossary

7 - 11yrs Students, Teachers

Terms from the board game and fact sheets explained simply.