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Working Options in Education – Free Resources for Careers Education – Ongoing

Working Options in Education – Free Programme


  1. Improving employability

    Working Options developed an employability and life skills programme to offer young people multiple interactions with employers, because they know there is a direct correlation to improved academic attainment and future employability. The widening opportunity gap in employment prospects means that they particularly focus on engaging disadvantaged young people.

  2. Building confidence

    Working Options want young people to feel inspired, informed and have the skills they need for their future. Young people consistently tell them that participating in our employability and life skills programme has a positive impact on their self-esteem and confidence.

  3. Supporting education

    The Career Pathways Programme supports schools and colleges to deliver many of the employer engagement elements of the ‘Gatsby Benchmarks’ for their students.

  4. Connecting industry

    Working Options act as a link between students and employers. They’ve developed strong links with companies in multiple industry sectors.

To find out more, please click the link: Home – Working Options


All classes are accredited by Skills Builder at Impact Level 3 and support achieving Gatsby Benchmarks.

Contact: Claire McMaster on 07702730482 or email to arrange time to discuss opportunities for your school.


Working Options are currently curating their next season of online Masterclasses.

Why not grab content on-demand while you wait. Hear from industry experts about the journey they took, the lessons they learned and about the roles they are in working in today, over our our YouTube channel (curated for students aged 14-19 years).

Visit the channel here or you can also visit the Student Zone for more online resources.

Recommended playlists this week are:

#MyFirstWorkLearn = Watch

Motivation with Jermaine = Watch

Skills Work = Watch

Career Stories Shared = Watch

What Schools Say About Us

Being part of the Stoke on Trent and Staffordshire Careers Hub has been pivotal to the development of careers provision in our school. The Hub have shared good practice across their members resulting in a stronger focus on good quality provision. The annual event enabled the hub to share their vision of School Improvement Through The Lens of Careers and looking beyond the Benchmarks. It was a fantastic opportunity to share different models of school improvement and strategies to further develop careers provision to enhance the future opportunities of our young people.

Mrs A Spencer, John Taylor High School

What Businesses Say About Us

It it superb to be able to speak with local schools, colleges, and businesses in Stoke and Staffs and show how important the partnerships are to bring the skills of the future. Educating those who educate the ones shaping the aspirations of young people is essential for the industry to grow and be more sustainable.”

Alison Tucker, St Modwen