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Ulverston Victoria High School

Ulverston Victoria
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Why We Do It?

Our students tell us that they value information when it comes direct from people from the world of work. Some of the mutual benefits and outcomes for employers and students are listed below.

Benefits for Employers Employer Outcomes
Personal contribution.
  • Helping to create a sense of personal achievement and well-being
  • Providing an opportunity to give something back
  • Correcting inaccurate perceptions of education and/or the world of work
  • Helping employees to develop their personal and professional skills, boosting their motivation and helping to improve employee retention and business performance
Recruitment and retention – recruiting and retaining the right staff for the business, assisting in keeping recruitment costs low.
  • Helping to ensure that learning outcomes, including those designed to promote students’ economic well-being, meet employer’s needs.
  • Increasing the size and quality of the local employment ‘pool’
  • Identifying and nurturing talent from an early age.
  • Supporting students to gain the qualifications they need to enter an apprenticeship.
Training – developing and motivating existing staff and enabling them to expand.
  • Supporting staff development – providing opportunities to develop skills such as presentation, mentoring, coaching and role modelling.
  • Boosting staff moral – ‘giving something back’
  • Generating an understanding of, and providing valuable information about, the education system – through involvement in planning, delivering and evaluating learning activities.
  • Helping employees to feel that they are working for a caring organisation, one that takes its responsibilities in the local community seriously.
Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) – addressing CSR objectives and enhancing the organisations reputation.
  • Increasing the positive image of the organisation within the local community.
  • Having direct impact on hundreds of young consumers, parents, cares and extended family.
  • Gaining positive media coverage – case studies of partnership working, recognition through newsletters, websites etc.
  • Improving customer loyalty.
Innovation and business growth – generating ideas for new products and services.
  • Producing innovative and worthwhile suggestions for adapting operational procedures and manage change.
  • Promoting staff learning and generating more ambitious strategies for future business.
  • Improving the organisations understanding of young people’s attitudes and spending habits.
  • Increasing the brand profile of the organisation and the sector.
Facilities and resources – increasing access to facilities and resources not otherwise available.
  • Providing real business problems for students to solve in their project work.
  • Helping students on work experience develop the right skills and qualities for employment and potentially influence their career choice by giving them first-hand experience.
  • Gaining access to school sports, drama, music, conference and catering facilities, often at little or no cost, thereby supporting community cohesion.
Creating a healthier, wealthier society – contributing to the general wellbeing of society and the economy.
  • Making a positive contribution to society as a whole and supporting community cohesion.
  • Creating a better educated society by helping to increase student motivation and raise aspirations.
  • Informing potential customers and clients of the future.
  • Challenging stereotypes and promoting diversity by encouraging young people from a wider range of backgrounds to consider careers in the sector.
Knowledge – increasing knowledge and understanding.
  • Keeping staff abreast of changing qualifications and developments in education.
  • Contributing to developing materials with schools in include functional, personal, learning, enterprise and employability skills.
  • Providing opportunities to demonstrate the jobs, training opportunities and careers within the organisation and sector.
  • Providing opportunities to share changing practices and changes in technology.
Benefits to Young People Student Outcomes

Motivation to learn – getting a real sense of why learning is important.

  • Meeting and working with experienced practitioners.
  • Studying real work-related issues.
  • Applying theoretical subject knowledge.
  • Applying functional and other employability skills.
  • Understanding the links between classroom activities and the world of work.
Improved levels of achievement – better results and outcomes.
  • Improving levels of attainment.
  • Improving attendance.
  • Raising aspirations.
  • Boosting confidence.
  • Helping to make sure students are ‘work ready’ when they leave education.
Enhanced knowledge and understanding – generates a thirst for knowledge
  • Providing relevant, up-to-date practices.
  • Illustrating how subjects are applied in work situations.
  • Enhancing understanding of why learning is valuable.
  • Involving learners in negotiating a personalised learning programme to meet their interests, abilities and ambitions.
  • Building upon learning experiences in each key stage.
Better materials and resources – greater opportunity and range
  • Working with industry specific materials, protocols and standards
  • Learning by doing – applying and demonstrating the ‘functional’ in functional skills. Providing relevant up-to-date-practices
  • Illustrating how subjects are applied in work situations
  • Learning in different environments
  • Appreciating the value of products and services by seeing them progress from concept to market.

At UVHS we welcome and value links with a range of business sectors. If you would like further information on how you could support our students, please contact Mrs Adams in school on 01229 483900 Ext 6229 or email