Working World

The Working World programme aims to support and help young people bridge the gap between education and employment, provide students with an understanding and insight of both ‘employability skills’, as well as ‘career information’ and focuses on working in a financial corporate such as Nationwide.

The Working World programme aims to support and help young people bridge the gap between education and employment, provide students with an understanding and insight of both ‘employability skills’, as well as ‘career information’ and focuses on working in a financial corporate such as Nationwide.

This collection covers topics such as different careers available, departments/functions, information of roles and responsibilities. The programme demonstrates a 'virtual' tour through a corporate environment, video testimonials and much more.

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Research & Development

The main reason businesses have a Research and Development department is to make sure that the company keeps up-to-date with all the information necessary for it to be successful.

That means understanding their target audiences; what they need, or want, plus what their competitors are doing. It's very important that they keep all the other departments informed, so that the company works together in meeting its clients' needs.

A key employability skill for this department is problem solving as data analysis is a key function of this department.

Games

Explore the building

11 - 14yrs, 14 - 16yrs Students

Code Breaker - Level 1

11 - 14yrs, 14 - 16yrs Students

Players have to solve the puzzle of symbols by dragging in letters. Skill: Problem Solving

Code Breaker - Level 2

11 - 14yrs, 14 - 16yrs Students

Players have to solve the puzzle of symbols by dragging in letters. Skill: Problem Solving

Fun/Fact sheets

Research and Development

11 - 14yrs Students, Teachers

An overview of this department including the main duties and responsibilities of Research and Development along with information on the main roles within this area of the business.

Research and Development

14 - 16yrs Students, Teachers

An overview of this department including the main duties and responsibilities of Research and Development along with information on the main roles within this area of the business.

Service Roles

11 - 14yrs, 14 - 16yrs Students, Teachers

An overview of some of the other roles found within a large financial services company including, reception, canteen, security, maintenance, branches and retail.

Films

Research & Development, Head of Mortgage Strategy & Policy

11 - 14yrs, 14 - 16yrs Students, Teachers

These videos are with Nationwide employees discussing their departments and job roles.

In addition, to personalise their stories, interviewees discuss their own career paths, qualifications and skills to do their job. Please note this information (including in particular their current job titles) was correct at the time of production (June 2011).

Teachers' and Parents' notes

Overview

4 - 7yrs, 7 - 11yrs, 11 - 14yrs, 14 - 16yrs Teachers, Parents

Interactive Games, Fact Sheets and Career Route Maps to further understanding about careers and employability skills.

Teachers Guide

11 - 14yrs, 14 - 16yrs Teachers

Teachers Guide to The Working World programme which aims to support and help young people bridge the gap between education and employment.

Interactive activities

11 - 14yrs, 14 - 16yrs Teachers, Parents

Engaging interactive games teaching students valuable employability skills: resources for whole-class activities, group, pair or individual work.

Extension activities and discussion ideas

11 - 14yrs, 14 - 16yrs Teachers

Suggested extension activities that could help further young people's learning about careers and world of work in the classroom.

Parents Guide

11 - 14yrs, 14 - 16yrs Parents

Parents Guide PDF to the Working World programme of resources.

Tips to help at home

11 - 14yrs, 14 - 16yrs Parents

Suggestions of things you can do to help your child/children understand the wealth of roles out there in the market place and develop the employability skills.

Know the facts

11 - 14yrs, 14 - 16yrs Parents

Ideas to help discuss careers and the world of work with your child / teenager including why developing key employability skills is important.

Word banks/Glossaries

Glossary

11 - 14yrs, 14 - 16yrs Students, Teachers

A comprehensive list of employability words with clear and concise definitions.

Career Route Maps

Robin Bailey, Divisional Director for Savings and Investments

11 - 14yrs, 14 - 16yrs Students, Teachers

Career Route Maps are a description of an individual's career path in a fun and engaging way. Although each Career Route Map is different, they generally touch upon first roles or education, and then any significant career moves or changes throughout their professional working lives. As it can be seen on some maps, often personal circumstances play a part in these changes.

All Career Route Maps are of Nationwide Building Society employees. Please note this information (including in particular their current job titles) was correct at the time of production (June 2011).

Richard Marriott, Head of Savings

11 - 14yrs, 14 - 16yrs Students, Teachers

Career Route Maps are a description of an individual's career path in a fun and engaging way. Although each Career Route Map is different, they generally touch upon first roles or education, and then any significant career moves or changes throughout their professional working lives. As it can be seen on some maps, often personal circumstances play a part in these changes.

All Career Route Maps are of Nationwide Building Society employees. Please note this information (including in particular their current job titles) was correct at the time of production (June 2011).

Advertising & Marketing

Advertising and Marketing make sure the company's 'brand' (the image, the products and services) is recognised by the general public, or the intended customers and therefore helps to build its reputation. This department promotes the company through advertising, events, or publications such as their Annual Report. It can be a very exciting department, but also demanding as there are often tight deadlines and long hours. A key employability skill needed to work in an advertising and marketing department is literacy and being able to communicate effectively.

Games

Explore the building

11 - 14yrs, 14 - 16yrs Students

Clever Campaigns - Level 1

11 - 14yrs, 14 - 16yrs Students

Fun interactive game where players are presented with three items from their editor: a leaflet, press release and article. Skill: Literacy and Communication

Clever Campaigns - Level 2

11 - 14yrs, 14 - 16yrs Students

Fun interactive game where players are presented with three items from their editor: a leaflet, press release and article. Skill: Literacy and Communication

Fun/Fact sheets

Advertising/Marketing

11 - 14yrs Students, Teachers

An overview of this department including the main duties and responsibilities of Advertising and Marketing along with information on the main roles within this area of the business.

Advertising/Marketing

14 - 16yrs Students, Teachers

An overview of this department including the main duties and responsibilities of Advertising and Marketing along with information on the main roles within this area of the business.

Service Roles

11 - 14yrs, 14 - 16yrs Students, Teachers

An overview of some of the other roles found within a large financial services company including, reception, canteen, security, maintenance, branches and retail.

Films

Advertising & Marketing, Head of Customer Marketing

11 - 14yrs, 14 - 16yrs Students, Teachers

These videos are with Nationwide employees discussing their departments and job roles.

In addition, to personalise their stories, interviewees discuss their own career paths, qualifications and skills to do their job. Please note this information (including in particular their current job titles) was correct at the time of production (June 2011).

Advertising & Marketing, Digital Sales Manager – Savings

11 - 14yrs, 14 - 16yrs Students, Teachers

These videos are with Nationwide employees discussing their departments and job roles.

In addition, to personalise their stories, interviewees discuss their own career paths, qualifications and skills to do their job. Please note this information (including in particular their current job titles) was correct at the time of production (June 2011).

Teachers' and Parents' notes

Overview

4 - 7yrs, 7 - 11yrs, 11 - 14yrs, 14 - 16yrs Teachers, Parents

Interactive Games, Fact Sheets and Career Route Maps to further understanding about careers and employability skills.

Teachers Guide

11 - 14yrs, 14 - 16yrs Teachers

Teachers Guide to The Working World programme which aims to support and help young people bridge the gap between education and employment.

Interactive activities

11 - 14yrs, 14 - 16yrs Teachers, Parents

Engaging interactive games teaching students valuable employability skills: resources for whole-class activities, group, pair or individual work.

Extension activities and discussion ideas

11 - 14yrs, 14 - 16yrs Teachers

Suggested extension activities that could help further young people's learning about careers and world of work in the classroom.

Parents Guide

11 - 14yrs, 14 - 16yrs Parents

Parents Guide PDF to the Working World programme of resources.

Tips to help at home

11 - 14yrs, 14 - 16yrs Parents

Suggestions of things you can do to help your child/children understand the wealth of roles out there in the market place and develop the employability skills.

Know the facts

11 - 14yrs, 14 - 16yrs Parents

Ideas to help discuss careers and the world of work with your child / teenager including why developing key employability skills is important.

Word banks/Glossaries

Glossary

11 - 14yrs, 14 - 16yrs Students, Teachers

A comprehensive list of employability words with clear and concise definitions.

Career Route Maps

Eve Cale, Account Manager

11 - 14yrs, 14 - 16yrs Students, Teachers

Career Route Maps are a description of an individual's career path in a fun and engaging way. Although each Career Route Map is different, they generally touch upon first roles or education, and then any significant career moves or changes throughout their professional working lives. As it can be seen on some maps, often personal circumstances play a part in these changes.

All Career Route Maps are of Nationwide Building Society employees. Please note this information (including in particular their current job titles) was correct at the time of production (June 2011).

Alistair Pegg, Head of Brand Marketing

11 - 14yrs, 14 - 16yrs Students, Teachers

Career Route Maps are a description of an individual's career path in a fun and engaging way. Although each Career Route Map is different, they generally touch upon first roles or education, and then any significant career moves or changes throughout their professional working lives. As it can be seen on some maps, often personal circumstances play a part in these changes.

All Career Route Maps are of Nationwide Building Society employees. Please note this information (including in particular their current job titles) was correct at the time of production (June 2011).

Customer Interface & Sales

Customer Interface and Sales is an important part of any business. Customers need to know about the business, what it does and what it can do for them. Good customer relations help to build a strong business reputation which moves the company forward.

This area will vary according to the type of business. Financial institutions will have branches where customers interact with advisors in person or over the telephone.

Key employability skills are business awareness and customer focus, both of which are needed to advise customers appropriately.

Games

Explore the building

11 - 14yrs, 14 - 16yrs Students

Quick Queries - Level 1

11 - 14yrs, 14 - 16yrs Students

Players are presented with call and email enquiries (i.e. in call centre) which they have to route to the appropriate department, based on their business knowledge. Skill: Business Awareness and Customer Focus

Quick Queries - Level 2

11 - 14yrs, 14 - 16yrs Students

This is a quiz style game whereby players are presented with call and email enquiries (i.e. in call centre) which they have to route to the appropriate department, based on their business knowledge. Skill: Business Awareness and Customer Focus

Fun/Fact sheets

Customer Interface and Sales

11 - 14yrs Students, Teachers

In a Bank or Building Society this department may include a number of things including branches or Call Centres, and these have been covered here along with information on some of the main roles.

Customer Interface and Sales

14 - 16yrs Students, Teachers

In a Bank or Building Society this department may include a number of things including branches or Call Centres, and these have been covered here along with information on some of the main roles.

Service Roles

11 - 14yrs, 14 - 16yrs Students, Teachers

An overview of some of the other roles found within a large financial services company including, reception, canteen, security, maintenance, branches and retail.

Films

Customer Interface & Sales, Senior Branch Manager

11 - 14yrs, 14 - 16yrs Students, Teachers

These videos are with Nationwide employees discussing their departments and job roles.

In addition, to personalise their stories, interviewees discuss their own career paths, qualifications and skills to do their job. Please note this information (including in particular their current job titles) was correct at the time of production (June 2011).

Customer Interface & Sales, Customer Services Manager

11 - 14yrs, 14 - 16yrs Students, Teachers

These videos are with Nationwide employees discussing their departments and job roles.

In addition, to personalise their stories, interviewees discuss their own career paths, qualifications and skills to do their job. Please note this information (including in particular their current job titles) was correct at the time of production (June 2011).

Customer Interface & Sales, Service and Performance Analyst

11 - 14yrs, 14 - 16yrs Students, Teachers

These videos are with Nationwide employees discussing their departments and job roles.

In addition, to personalise their stories, interviewees discuss their own career paths, qualifications and skills to do their job. Please note this information (including in particular their current job titles) was correct at the time of production (June 2011).

Customer Interface & Sales, Retail Change Consultant

11 - 14yrs, 14 - 16yrs Students, Teachers

These videos are with Nationwide employees discussing their departments and job roles.

In addition, to personalise their stories, interviewees discuss their own career paths, qualifications and skills to do their job. Please note this information (including in particular their current job titles) was correct at the time of production (June 2011).

Customer Interface & Sales, Quality MI Analyst

11 - 14yrs, 14 - 16yrs Students, Teachers

These videos are with Nationwide employees discussing their departments and job roles.

In addition, to personalise their stories, interviewees discuss their own career paths, qualifications and skills to do their job. Please note this information (including in particular their current job titles) was correct at the time of production (June 2011).

Teachers' and Parents' notes

Overview

4 - 7yrs, 7 - 11yrs, 11 - 14yrs, 14 - 16yrs Teachers, Parents

Interactive Games, Fact Sheets and Career Route Maps to further understanding about careers and employability skills.

Teachers Guide

11 - 14yrs, 14 - 16yrs Teachers

Teachers Guide to The Working World programme which aims to support and help young people bridge the gap between education and employment.

Interactive activities

11 - 14yrs, 14 - 16yrs Teachers, Parents

Engaging interactive games teaching students valuable employability skills: resources for whole-class activities, group, pair or individual work.

Extension activities and discussion ideas

11 - 14yrs, 14 - 16yrs Teachers

Suggested extension activities that could help further young people's learning about careers and world of work in the classroom.

Parents Guide

11 - 14yrs, 14 - 16yrs Parents

Parents Guide PDF to the Working World programme of resources.

Tips to help at home

11 - 14yrs, 14 - 16yrs Parents

Suggestions of things you can do to help your child/children understand the wealth of roles out there in the market place and develop the employability skills.

Know the facts

11 - 14yrs, 14 - 16yrs Parents

Ideas to help discuss careers and the world of work with your child / teenager including why developing key employability skills is important.

Word banks/Glossaries

Glossary

11 - 14yrs, 14 - 16yrs Students, Teachers

A comprehensive list of employability words with clear and concise definitions.

Career Route Maps

Emma Bunce, Senior Analyst

11 - 14yrs, 14 - 16yrs Students, Teachers

Career Route Maps are a description of an individual's career path in a fun and engaging way. Although each Career Route Map is different, they generally touch upon first roles or education, and then any significant career moves or changes throughout their professional working lives. As it can be seen on some maps, often personal circumstances play a part in these changes.

All Career Route Maps are of Nationwide Building Society employees. Please note this information (including in particular their current job titles) was correct at the time of production (June 2011).

Finance

The Finance department supports the whole business, helping to make sure that the company keeps profitable.

Smaller companies might just have one Finance department, but larger businesses, like building societies and banks, may have a number of departments within 'finance', including Accounts Payable, Procurement and Credit Control.

A key employability skill for the Finance department is to be good with numbers and have excellent numeracy skills.

Games

Explore the building

11 - 14yrs, 14 - 16yrs Students

Number Drop - Level 1

11 - 14yrs, 14 - 16yrs Students

Players need to answer simple mathematical questions as the numbers fall down the two threads. Skill: Numeracy

Number Drop - Level 2

11 - 14yrs, 14 - 16yrs Students

Players need to answer simple mathematical questions as the numbers fall down the two threads. Skill: Numeracy

Fun/Fact sheets

Finance

11 - 14yrs Students, Teachers

An overview of this department including the main duties and responsibilities of the Finance team along with information on the main roles within this area of the business.

Finance

14 - 16yrs Students, Teachers

An overview of this department including the main duties and responsibilities of the Finance team along with information on the main roles within this area of the business.

Service Roles

11 - 14yrs, 14 - 16yrs Students, Teachers

An overview of some of the other roles found within a large financial services company including, reception, canteen, security, maintenance, branches and retail.

Films

Finance, Technology Services Accountant

11 - 14yrs, 14 - 16yrs Students, Teachers

These videos are with Nationwide employees discussing their departments and job roles.

In addition, to personalise their stories, interviewees discuss their own career paths, qualifications and skills to do their job. Please note this information (including in particular their current job titles) was correct at the time of production (June 2011).

Finance, Senior Consultant

11 - 14yrs, 14 - 16yrs Students, Teachers

These videos are with Nationwide employees discussing their departments and job roles.

In addition, to personalise their stories, interviewees discuss their own career paths, qualifications and skills to do their job. Please note this information (including in particular their current job titles) was correct at the time of production (June 2011).

Teachers' and Parents' notes

Overview

4 - 7yrs, 7 - 11yrs, 11 - 14yrs, 14 - 16yrs Teachers, Parents

Interactive Games, Fact Sheets and Career Route Maps to further understanding about careers and employability skills.

Teachers Guide

11 - 14yrs, 14 - 16yrs Teachers

Teachers Guide to The Working World programme which aims to support and help young people bridge the gap between education and employment.

Interactive activities

11 - 14yrs, 14 - 16yrs Teachers, Parents

Engaging interactive games teaching students valuable employability skills: resources for whole-class activities, group, pair or individual work.

Extension activities and discussion ideas

11 - 14yrs, 14 - 16yrs Teachers

Suggested extension activities that could help further young people's learning about careers and world of work in the classroom.

Parents Guide

11 - 14yrs, 14 - 16yrs Parents

Parents Guide PDF to the Working World programme of resources.

Tips to help at home

11 - 14yrs, 14 - 16yrs Parents

Suggestions of things you can do to help your child/children understand the wealth of roles out there in the market place and develop the employability skills.

Know the facts

11 - 14yrs, 14 - 16yrs Parents

Ideas to help discuss careers and the world of work with your child / teenager including why developing key employability skills is important.

Word banks/Glossaries

Glossary

11 - 14yrs, 14 - 16yrs Students, Teachers

A comprehensive list of employability words with clear and concise definitions.

Career Route Maps

Simon Law, Head of Corporate Financial Management

11 - 14yrs, 14 - 16yrs Students, Teachers

Career Route Maps are a description of an individual's career path in a fun and engaging way. Although each Career Route Map is different, they generally touch upon first roles or education, and then any significant career moves or changes throughout their professional working lives. As it can be seen on some maps, often personal circumstances play a part in these changes.

All Career Route Maps are of Nationwide Building Society employees. Please note this information (including in particular their current job titles) was correct at the time of production (June 2011).

The legal department supports the entire business by providing support and advice, making sure that the business is operating within the law at all times.

Large businesses are likely to have their own legal department, known as an in-house team, but might also 'out-source' this work, i.e. hire a private law firm to handle some of their legal work.

A key employability skill is responsibility and dependability. It is very important that lawyers are able to handle demanding work, and often confidential information.

Information Technology (IT)

IT (Information Technology) departments help to ensure that the company's computer systems (computers, internet, email, etc.) are maintained and doing their job.

IT departments are essential to any business. Very small companies may rely on outside IT support but most companies will have at least one person who is responsible for the IT systems – larger companies will have a whole department.

A key employability skill needed to work in an IT department is of course the ability to use computers and work directly with software (general IT skills).

Games

Explore the building

11 - 14yrs, 14 - 16yrs Students

Icon I can - Level 1

11 - 14yrs, 14 - 16yrs Students

Players are shown a selection of desktop tools used in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint and asked quiz style questions about which icon is correct for each task. Skill: IT

Icon I can - Level 2

11 - 14yrs, 14 - 16yrs Students

Players are shown a selection of desktop tools used in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint and asked quiz style questions about which icon is correct for each task. Skill: IT

Fun/Fact sheets

Information Technology (IT)

11 - 14yrs Students, Teachers

An overview of this department including the main duties and responsibilities of the IT team along with information on the main roles within this area of the business.

Information Technology (IT)

14 - 16yrs Students, Teachers

An overview of this department including the main duties and responsibilities of the IT team along with information on the main roles within this area of the business.

Service Roles

11 - 14yrs, 14 - 16yrs Students, Teachers

An overview of some of the other roles found within a large financial services company including, reception, canteen, security, maintenance, branches and retail.

Films

Information Technology (IT), Graduate Trainee

11 - 14yrs, 14 - 16yrs Students, Teachers

These videos are with Nationwide employees discussing their departments and job roles.

In addition, to personalise their stories, interviewees discuss their own career paths, qualifications and skills to do their job. Please note this information (including in particular their current job titles) was correct at the time of production (June 2011).

Information Technology (IT), Programme Leader IT Integration

11 - 14yrs, 14 - 16yrs Students, Teachers

These videos are with Nationwide employees discussing their departments and job roles.

In addition, to personalise their stories, interviewees discuss their own career paths, qualifications and skills to do their job. Please note this information (including in particular their current job titles) was correct at the time of production (June 2011).

Teachers' and Parents' notes

Overview

4 - 7yrs, 7 - 11yrs, 11 - 14yrs, 14 - 16yrs Teachers, Parents

Interactive Games, Fact Sheets and Career Route Maps to further understanding about careers and employability skills.

Teachers Guide

11 - 14yrs, 14 - 16yrs Teachers

Teachers Guide to The Working World programme which aims to support and help young people bridge the gap between education and employment.

Interactive activities

11 - 14yrs, 14 - 16yrs Teachers, Parents

Engaging interactive games teaching students valuable employability skills: resources for whole-class activities, group, pair or individual work.

Extension activities and discussion ideas

11 - 14yrs, 14 - 16yrs Teachers

Suggested extension activities that could help further young people's learning about careers and world of work in the classroom.

Parents Guide

11 - 14yrs, 14 - 16yrs Parents

Parents Guide PDF to the Working World programme of resources.

Tips to help at home

11 - 14yrs, 14 - 16yrs Parents

Suggestions of things you can do to help your child/children understand the wealth of roles out there in the market place and develop the employability skills.

Know the facts

11 - 14yrs, 14 - 16yrs Parents

Ideas to help discuss careers and the world of work with your child / teenager including why developing key employability skills is important.

Word banks/Glossaries

Glossary

11 - 14yrs, 14 - 16yrs Students, Teachers

A comprehensive list of employability words with clear and concise definitions.

Career Route Maps

Julia Dyer, Platform Manager

11 - 14yrs, 14 - 16yrs Students, Teachers

Career Route Maps are a description of an individual's career path in a fun and engaging way. Although each Career Route Map is different, they generally touch upon first roles or education, and then any significant career moves or changes throughout their professional working lives. As it can be seen on some maps, often personal circumstances play a part in these changes.

All Career Route Maps are of Nationwide Building Society employees. Please note this information (including in particular their current job titles) was correct at the time of production (June 2011).

Human Resources (HR)

Human Resources (HR) is the department that manages an organisation's most valued part: its people!

HR recruits new people into the organisation, and handles staff issues, training, employee payroll and benefits, health and safety, staff policies (such as an employee handbook) and keeping employee records. In a bigger organisation the HR department may have teams dedicated to tracking the performance and development of its staff.

A key employability skill for those in HR is adaptability and flexibility, in order to continue to support the needs of the business.

Games

Explore the building

11 - 14yrs, 14 - 16yrs Students

Correct Candidate - Level 1

11 - 14yrs, 14 - 16yrs Students

Players need to choose the most appropriate qualification, experience and skills for the listed profession. Skill: Adaptability and Flexibility

Correct Candidate - Level 2

11 - 14yrs, 14 - 16yrs Students

Players need to choose the most appropriate qualification, experience and skills for the listed profession. Skill: Adaptability and Flexibility

Fun/Fact sheets

Human Resources (HR)

11 - 14yrs Students, Teachers

An overview of this department including the main duties and responsibilities of the HR team along with information on the main roles within this area of the business.

Human Resources (HR)

14 - 16yrs Students, Teachers

An overview of this department including the main duties and responsibilities of the HR team along with information on the main roles within this area of the business.

Curriculum Vitae Writing

14 - 16yrs Students, Teachers

Tips on writing a Curriculum Vitae (CV) such as format, layout and key information to include. It also touches upon cover letters and how to write one to support your application and CV.

Interview Tips

14 - 16yrs Students, Teachers

Suggested tips to prepare for an interview. This includes what to consider and think about prior to the interview (including top five interview questions), what to do on the day and after an interview.

Service Roles

11 - 14yrs, 14 - 16yrs Students, Teachers

An overview of some of the other roles found within a large financial services company including, reception, canteen, security, maintenance, branches and retail.

Films

Human Resources (HR), Senior Manager Resourcing Operations

11 - 14yrs, 14 - 16yrs Students, Teachers

These videos are with Nationwide employees discussing their departments and job roles.

In addition, to personalise their stories, interviewees discuss their own career paths, qualifications and skills to do their job. Please note this information (including in particular their current job titles) was correct at the time of production (June 2011).

Human Resources (HR), HR People Services Manager

11 - 14yrs, 14 - 16yrs Students, Teachers

These videos are with Nationwide employees discussing their departments and job roles.

In addition, to personalise their stories, interviewees discuss their own career paths, qualifications and skills to do their job. Please note this information (including in particular their current job titles) was correct at the time of production (June 2011).

Teachers' and Parents' notes

Overview

4 - 7yrs, 7 - 11yrs, 11 - 14yrs, 14 - 16yrs Teachers, Parents

Interactive Games, Fact Sheets and Career Route Maps to further understanding about careers and employability skills.

Teachers Guide

11 - 14yrs, 14 - 16yrs Teachers

Teachers Guide to The Working World programme which aims to support and help young people bridge the gap between education and employment.

Interactive activities

11 - 14yrs, 14 - 16yrs Teachers, Parents

Engaging interactive games teaching students valuable employability skills: resources for whole-class activities, group, pair or individual work.

Extension activities and discussion ideas

11 - 14yrs, 14 - 16yrs Teachers

Suggested extension activities that could help further young people's learning about careers and world of work in the classroom.

Parents Guide

11 - 14yrs, 14 - 16yrs Parents

Parents Guide PDF to the Working World programme of resources.

Tips to help at home

11 - 14yrs, 14 - 16yrs Parents

Suggestions of things you can do to help your child/children understand the wealth of roles out there in the market place and develop the employability skills.

Know the facts

11 - 14yrs, 14 - 16yrs Parents

Ideas to help discuss careers and the world of work with your child / teenager including why developing key employability skills is important.

Word banks/Glossaries

Glossary

11 - 14yrs, 14 - 16yrs Students, Teachers

A comprehensive list of employability words with clear and concise definitions.

Career Route Maps

Andrea Tully, Talent Development Manager

11 - 14yrs, 14 - 16yrs Students, Teachers

Career Route Maps are a description of an individual's career path in a fun and engaging way. Although each Career Route Map is different, they generally touch upon first roles or education, and then any significant career moves or changes throughout their professional working lives. As it can be seen on some maps, often personal circumstances play a part in these changes.

All Career Route Maps are of Nationwide Building Society employees. Please note this information (including in particular their current job titles) was correct at the time of production (June 2011).

Jo Hussey, Employer Brand and Engagement Manager

11 - 14yrs, 14 - 16yrs Students, Teachers

Career Route Maps are a description of an individual's career path in a fun and engaging way. Although each Career Route Map is different, they generally touch upon first roles or education, and then any significant career moves or changes throughout their professional working lives. As it can be seen on some maps, often personal circumstances play a part in these changes.

All Career Route Maps are of Nationwide Building Society employees. Please note this information (including in particular their current job titles) was correct at the time of production (June 2011).

Business Operations & Services

Business Operations and Services is the department responsible for overseeing goods and/or services, making sure that the business operates well by using as few resources as possible while still meeting customers' needs. Business Operations and Services works with all the other departments within the business, helping to support everybody. A key employability skill is teamwork, as in this department you are always working with others both within your department and outside of it.

Games

Explore the building

11 - 14yrs, 14 - 16yrs Students

Team Tasks - Level 1

11 - 14yrs, 14 - 16yrs Students

In order to explain how processes work in a business, players are presented with an end result (outcome of a task) and a series of steps/process that will achieve this aim, which they need to put in the correct order. Skill: Teamwork

Team Tasks - Level 2

11 - 14yrs, 14 - 16yrs Students

In order to explain how processes work in a business, players are presented with an end result (outcome of a task) and a series of steps/process that will achieve this aim, which they need to put in the correct order. Skill: Teamwork

Fun/Fact sheets

Business Operations and Services

11 - 14yrs Students, Teachers

An overview of the department that manages the day-to-day operations of the business including, information on some of the main roles within this area of the business.

Business Operations and Services

14 - 16yrs Students, Teachers

An overview of the department that manages the day-to-day operations of the business including, information on some of the main roles within this area of the business.

Service Roles

11 - 14yrs, 14 - 16yrs Students, Teachers

An overview of some of the other roles found within a large financial services company including, reception, canteen, security, maintenance, branches and retail.

Films

Business Operations & Services, Senior Operations Manager - Banking

11 - 14yrs, 14 - 16yrs Students, Teachers

These videos are with Nationwide employees discussing their departments and job roles.

In addition, to personalise their stories, interviewees discuss their own career paths, qualifications and skills to do their job. Please note this information (including in particular their current job titles) was correct at the time of production (June 2011).

Business Operations & Services, Tax Manager

11 - 14yrs, 14 - 16yrs Students, Teachers

These videos are with Nationwide employees discussing their departments and job roles.

In addition, to personalise their stories, interviewees discuss their own career paths, qualifications and skills to do their job. Please note this information (including in particular their current job titles) was correct at the time of production (June 2011).

Business Operations & Services, Sustainability Manager

11 - 14yrs, 14 - 16yrs Students, Teachers

These videos are with Nationwide employees discussing their departments and job roles.

In addition, to personalise their stories, interviewees discuss their own career paths, qualifications and skills to do their job. Please note this information (including in particular their current job titles) was correct at the time of production (June 2011).

Business Operations & Services, Project Implementation Manager

11 - 14yrs, 14 - 16yrs Students, Teachers

These videos are with Nationwide employees discussing their departments and job roles.

In addition, to personalise their stories, interviewees discuss their own career paths, qualifications and skills to do their job. Please note this information (including in particular their current job titles) was correct at the time of production (June 2011).

Business Operations & Services, Planning and Performance Business Analyst

11 - 14yrs, 14 - 16yrs Students, Teachers

These videos are with Nationwide employees discussing their departments and job roles.

In addition, to personalise their stories, interviewees discuss their own career paths, qualifications and skills to do their job. Please note this information (including in particular their current job titles) was correct at the time of production (June 2011).

Teachers' and Parents' notes

Overview

4 - 7yrs, 7 - 11yrs, 11 - 14yrs, 14 - 16yrs Teachers, Parents

Interactive Games, Fact Sheets and Career Route Maps to further understanding about careers and employability skills.

Teachers Guide

11 - 14yrs, 14 - 16yrs Teachers

Teachers Guide to The Working World programme which aims to support and help young people bridge the gap between education and employment.

Interactive activities

11 - 14yrs, 14 - 16yrs Teachers, Parents

Engaging interactive games teaching students valuable employability skills: resources for whole-class activities, group, pair or individual work.

Extension activities and discussion ideas

11 - 14yrs, 14 - 16yrs Teachers

Suggested extension activities that could help further young people's learning about careers and world of work in the classroom.

Parents Guide

11 - 14yrs, 14 - 16yrs Parents

Parents Guide PDF to the Working World programme of resources.

Tips to help at home

11 - 14yrs, 14 - 16yrs Parents

Suggestions of things you can do to help your child/children understand the wealth of roles out there in the market place and develop the employability skills.

Know the facts

11 - 14yrs, 14 - 16yrs Parents

Ideas to help discuss careers and the world of work with your child / teenager including why developing key employability skills is important.

Word banks/Glossaries

Glossary

11 - 14yrs, 14 - 16yrs Students, Teachers

A comprehensive list of employability words with clear and concise definitions.

Career Route Maps

Paul Horlock, Head of Payments

11 - 14yrs, 14 - 16yrs Students, Teachers

Career Route Maps are a description of an individual's career path in a fun and engaging way. Although each Career Route Map is different, they generally touch upon first roles or education, and then any significant career moves or changes throughout their professional working lives. As it can be seen on some maps, often personal circumstances play a part in these changes.

All Career Route Maps are of Nationwide Building Society employees. Please note this information (including in particular their current job titles) was correct at the time of production (June 2011).

Rudolf Heaf, Head of Banking Operations

11 - 14yrs, 14 - 16yrs Students, Teachers

Career Route Maps are a description of an individual's career path in a fun and engaging way. Although each Career Route Map is different, they generally touch upon first roles or education, and then any significant career moves or changes throughout their professional working lives. As it can be seen on some maps, often personal circumstances play a part in these changes.

All Career Route Maps are of Nationwide Building Society employees. Please note this information (including in particular their current job titles) was correct at the time of production (June 2011).

Corporate Affairs

The Corporate Affairs department is responsible for managing the organisation's reputation as a 'responsible' or 'ethical' business.

This often includes showcasing how the business gives back to their local community and is committed to the environment. It is often linked with the Marketing department within a company, as its activity relates to how the wider public view the organisation as a whole.

A key employability skill for this department is to be enthusiastic and to have a positive attitude towards the work you are doing.

Games

Explore the building

11 - 14yrs, 14 - 16yrs Students

Press Positive - Level 1

11 - 14yrs, 14 - 16yrs Students

After reading a press briefing about Nationwide as a business, players need to answer multiple choice questions at a press conference. Skill: Positive Enthusiasm and Commitment

Press Positive - Level 2

11 - 14yrs, 14 - 16yrs Students

After reading a press briefing about Nationwide as a business, players need to answer multiple choice questions at a press conference. Skill: Positive Enthusiasm and Commitment

Fun/Fact sheets

Corporate Affairs

11 - 14yrs Students, Teachers

An overview of the department that manages the reputation of the business including, information on some of the main roles within this area of the business.

Corporate Affairs

14 - 16yrs Students, Teachers

An overview of the department that manages the reputation of the business including, information on some of the main roles within this area of the business.

Service Roles

11 - 14yrs, 14 - 16yrs Students, Teachers

An overview of some of the other roles found within a large financial services company including, reception, canteen, security, maintenance, branches and retail.

Films

Corporate Affairs, Head of Corporate Responsibility

11 - 14yrs, 14 - 16yrs Students, Teachers

These videos are with Nationwide employees discussing their departments and job roles.

In addition, to personalise their stories, interviewees discuss their own career paths, qualifications and skills to do their job. Please note this information (including in particular their current job titles) was correct at the time of production (June 2011).

Corporate Affairs, Policy and Public Affairs Manager

11 - 14yrs, 14 - 16yrs Students, Teachers

These videos are with Nationwide employees discussing their departments and job roles.

In addition, to personalise their stories, interviewees discuss their own career paths, qualifications and skills to do their job. Please note this information (including in particular their current job titles) was correct at the time of production (June 2011).

Corporate Affairs, Communication Manager (Customer Operations)

11 - 14yrs, 14 - 16yrs Students, Teachers

These videos are with Nationwide employees discussing their departments and job roles.

In addition, to personalise their stories, interviewees discuss their own career paths, qualifications and skills to do their job. Please note this information (including in particular their current job titles) was correct at the time of production (June 2011).

Teachers' and Parents' notes

Overview

4 - 7yrs, 7 - 11yrs, 11 - 14yrs, 14 - 16yrs Teachers, Parents

Interactive Games, Fact Sheets and Career Route Maps to further understanding about careers and employability skills.

Teachers Guide

11 - 14yrs, 14 - 16yrs Teachers

Teachers Guide to The Working World programme which aims to support and help young people bridge the gap between education and employment.

Interactive activities

11 - 14yrs, 14 - 16yrs Teachers, Parents

Engaging interactive games teaching students valuable employability skills: resources for whole-class activities, group, pair or individual work.

Extension activities and discussion ideas

11 - 14yrs, 14 - 16yrs Teachers

Suggested extension activities that could help further young people's learning about careers and world of work in the classroom.

Parents Guide

11 - 14yrs, 14 - 16yrs Parents

Parents Guide PDF to the Working World programme of resources.

Tips to help at home

11 - 14yrs, 14 - 16yrs Parents

Suggestions of things you can do to help your child/children understand the wealth of roles out there in the market place and develop the employability skills.

Know the facts

11 - 14yrs, 14 - 16yrs Parents

Ideas to help discuss careers and the world of work with your child / teenager including why developing key employability skills is important.

Word banks/Glossaries

Glossary

11 - 14yrs, 14 - 16yrs Students, Teachers

A comprehensive list of employability words with clear and concise definitions.

Career Route Maps

Fiona MacAllan, Head of Internal and Change Communication

11 - 14yrs, 14 - 16yrs Students, Teachers

Career Route Maps are a description of an individual's career path in a fun and engaging way. Although each Career Route Map is different, they generally touch upon first roles or education, and then any significant career moves or changes throughout their professional working lives. As it can be seen on some maps, often personal circumstances play a part in these changes.

All Career Route Maps are of Nationwide Building Society employees. Please note this information (including in particular their current job titles) was correct at the time of production (June 2011).

Anthony Hua, Media Relations Officer

11 - 14yrs, 14 - 16yrs Students, Teachers

Career Route Maps are a description of an individual's career path in a fun and engaging way. Although each Career Route Map is different, they generally touch upon first roles or education, and then any significant career moves or changes throughout their professional working lives. As it can be seen on some maps, often personal circumstances play a part in these changes.

All Career Route Maps are of Nationwide Building Society employees. Please note this information (including in particular their current job titles) was correct at the time of production (June 2011).

Dion Alday, Strategic Operations Manager

11 - 14yrs, 14 - 16yrs Students, Teachers

Career Route Maps are a description of an individual's career path in a fun and engaging way. Although each Career Route Map is different, they generally touch upon first roles or education, and then any significant career moves or changes throughout their professional working lives. As it can be seen on some maps, often personal circumstances play a part in these changes.

All Career Route Maps are of Nationwide Building Society employees. Please note this information (including in particular their current job titles) was correct at the time of production (June 2011).

CEO & Board

The Board of Directors are either elected or appointed directors (also known as members) who together oversee the company's activities.

They have decision-making and voting authority and will have individual or collective areas of responsibility ultimately ensuring that the company is running well. The Managing Director or MD (also known as the Chief Executive Officer, CEO) also sits on the board, and is the head of the company responsible for its day-to-day running.

A key employability skill here is organisation, and the ability to organise and prioritise work.

Games

Explore the building

11 - 14yrs, 14 - 16yrs Students

Corporatise - Level 1

11 - 14yrs, 14 - 16yrs Students

Players are presented with a mock company organogram, where they need to match the correct job titles and description to the right employees. Skill: Organisation

Corporatise - Level 2

11 - 14yrs, 14 - 16yrs Students

Players are presented with a mock company organogram, where they need to match the correct job titles and description to the right employees. Skill: Organisation 

Fun/Fact sheets

CEO and Board

11 - 14yrs Students, Teachers

Explains the role of a Board of Directors, including the difference between Non-Executive and Executive Directors. Additional information is also provided on the role of the Managing Director (MD) or Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

CEO and Board

14 - 16yrs Students, Teachers

Explains the role of a Board of Directors, including the difference between Non-Executive and Executive Directors. Additional information is also provided on the role of the Managing Director (MD) or Chief Executive Officer (CEO).

Service Roles

11 - 14yrs, 14 - 16yrs Students, Teachers

An overview of some of the other roles found within a large financial services company including, reception, canteen, security, maintenance, branches and retail.

Teachers' and Parents' notes

Overview

4 - 7yrs, 7 - 11yrs, 11 - 14yrs, 14 - 16yrs Teachers, Parents

Interactive Games, Fact Sheets and Career Route Maps to further understanding about careers and employability skills.

Teachers Guide

11 - 14yrs, 14 - 16yrs Teachers

Teachers Guide to The Working World programme which aims to support and help young people bridge the gap between education and employment.

Interactive activities

11 - 14yrs, 14 - 16yrs Teachers, Parents

Engaging interactive games teaching students valuable employability skills: resources for whole-class activities, group, pair or individual work.

Extension activities and discussion ideas

11 - 14yrs, 14 - 16yrs Teachers

Suggested extension activities that could help further young people's learning about careers and world of work in the classroom.

Parents Guide

11 - 14yrs, 14 - 16yrs Parents

Parents Guide PDF to the Working World programme of resources.

Tips to help at home

11 - 14yrs, 14 - 16yrs Parents

Suggestions of things you can do to help your child/children understand the wealth of roles out there in the market place and develop the employability skills.

Know the facts

11 - 14yrs, 14 - 16yrs Parents

Ideas to help discuss careers and the world of work with your child / teenager including why developing key employability skills is important.

Word banks/Glossaries

Glossary

11 - 14yrs, 14 - 16yrs Students, Teachers

A comprehensive list of employability words with clear and concise definitions.