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What can The Pledge do for your Organisation?

The work of the Cheshire and Warrington Pledge Partnership is unique to the region and is fully funded for 2022/23 thanks to the delivery team and funding partners. All involvement is completely free, and you can do as much or as little as you want. We are particularly keen to support SMEs. The Employer Engagement Offer is part of our core offer and puts employers at the heart of inspiring the next generation of young people in Cheshire and Warrington.


Activity Summary
September – December
Multi-School Local Pledge Careers and Post 16 Fair – Targeted at Y10/Y12 Have a stand for your company at a careers fair for multiple schools within your locality. This will help raise your profile and potentially develop a ‘talent pipeline’. There may be possibilities to take a young person on for work experience/volunteering opportunities.
Pledge Explore Programme – Y10 Host a short site visit at your company for a targeted group of 15 vulnerable students to help them explore opportunities and raise aspirations.
Employment Readiness Programme – Y13 Help Year 13 students who are actively-seeking apprenticeships or jobs to be more employment ready, giving an employer’s perspective to CVs, interviews, and what employers are looking for through our supported co-delivery sessions.
January – April
Mock Assessment Centre – Y13 Talent spot and recruit an A-Level (or Level 3) learner by being part of a panel of employers helping assess and give feedback to students who are actively-seeking an apprenticeship. This can help students gain confidence and go on to be more successful.
Apprenticeship and Jobs Fair Y11/Y13 Host a stand at our sub regional apprenticeship and jobs fair to help recruit young staff.
Spring into Careers – Virtual Live – Y11/Y13 Submit a three minute video to be part of an online event to help build awareness of your business and/or sector to young students.
May – July
Apprenticeship Vacancy Virtual Event – Y11/Y13 Be part of an employers’ panel to talk about your business and your apprenticeship vacancy to young people who are actively seeking opportunities.
Employability Half Day – ALL Be part of a team of employers to deliver employability tasks to groups of students. This will build visibility for your business and help students be more confident in front of employers.
Virtual Work Experience – Y10/Y12 Take part in our minimal resource work experience, delivered virtually or as a hybrid with 3 employer touch points throughout the week. This will help to build visibility and a talent pipeline – perfect for SMEs.
Sector Specific Work Experience – Y10 / Y12 Host 15 students who are interested in your sector at your premises for a half/full day. This is a great chance to support work experience with low level commitment.
Any time
Career/Progression Route Video of the Week – ALL Raise awareness for your business or sector with a large audience across the region by submitting a four minute video about your business.
Long term placements Support schools and colleges with longer term placements for their students, for example students on vocational courses such as T-Levels or SEND students.
Bespoke Activities Per School or Employer We also help schools to fulfil their own activity with a school to help connect employers. This can also help pilot employers’ initiatives within schools.

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