Over the past few months, we’ve shared some of the highlights from our Changing Horizons Blackpool event with you… but we’ve saved the best until last! The feedback we received from the students was just amazing, and our success didn’t stop at the event. Read on to find out more….
engaging our schools
Kate Murphy talks about her experiences of visiting St Vincent's Primary School as part of their career day.
Wow, can you believe it’s over 3 months since our first ever Changing Horizons event in Blackpool! Since our last blog we’ve been busy evaluating the event and planning for our next ones… so watch this space! However, we promised to share some of our findings with you and this blog is all about our dedicated team of volunteers!
Julie Birkett from HM Land Registry took part in a fun scheme to raise the aspirations of primary school children in Blackpool, and tells us why she can thoroughly recommend it.
Find out how Civil Servants worked with local schools to raise awareness of the Civil Service.
Volunteers are needed to support an event for students at Myton Secondary School, Myton Road, Warwick. Can you help Year 11 pupils think about their next step in life?
Students of Charnwood College in Loughborough are looking forward to an interesting and varied day. Learn 2 Earn provides students with information about careers to help them make informed decisions and inspire them for life beyond education. Volunteers are needed to help them make the most of the day.
We are seeking a volunteer project manager for our latest schools programme in West Sussex.
In 2010 Dudley HMRC established a local schools engagement programme and in successive years has worked with primary, secondary and special educational needs schools. Civil Service Local attended the celebration event for the latest Breaking Down Barriers project.
Can you offer a few hours to support a primary school in Smethwick? There are lots of opportunities to share your enthusiasm and skill. Read on and find out
Jo spent an interesting morning interviewing year 10 students at Phoenix Collegiate in West Bromwich. Read about her experience.
If you are currently in a role which involves increasing social mobility across the Civil Service by engaging with primary and secondary schools, then we would like to hear from you.
We are looking for volunteers to carry out mock interviews at the Ken Stimpson Community School in Peterborough on 10 May.
We all know there are many ways of learning and The Home Office Sikh Association (HO Sikh) in collaboration with Border Force Heathrow colleagues have, for the second year running volunteered their time to help develop the aspirations of a group of students.
Civil Service Local has formed an exciting new partnership with e4e, to inspire young people and prepare them for the world of work. Can you offer half a day a year to inspire young people in Derby?
Can you help Abu Bakr Girls School become a vehicle manufacturing company for a day? Walsall Business Partnership is looking for volunteers.
The Primary Reading Scheme, piloted at Benton Park Primary School, has enabled foundation stage learners to read aloud to Civil Service volunteers over weekly sessions and for Nursery stage learners to hear stories read to them. Following the success of the pilot, we have extended the scheme to a further 4 schools involved in the Ouseburn Learning Trust.
We’ve all had that moment, when you realise a presentation’s not going down quite as well as you hoped. Along with a small group of civil servants from across Whitehall, I spent 15 minutes or so enthusiastically talking about our work, what the civil service is, and the exciting range of jobs it offers.
Why not make 2017 the year you make the most of your development days and give something back to your community by volunteering to take part in our Inspiring Young People programme in the London area.
We currently have a number of schools across London waiting for you to join one of our project teams.
Volunteering can make a real difference to the lives around you, whilst adding something great to your life and of course your CV! We want to ensure that civil servant volunteers who are thinking about giving some of their time to a school can find an opportunity which is right for them.