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Cardiff & Vale College

Employer Aware – 2nd October Outcomes Report Key Contact : Tania Davies tdavies@cadcol.ac.uk 01446 725000

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Who are Working Knowledge? A social enterprise education specialist that creates chances for young people to open doors into employment. We are passionate about providing opportunities for young people in Further Education to excel and be spotted by employers as the fresh talent of the future. By engaging employers in the full-time curriculum we help our partner colleges to shape learner destinations and prepare the next generation for the world of work. Established in 2005 we have delivered more than 350 programmes for over 100 Further Education Colleges and Universities, enabling 20,000 students to gain valuable employability skills. Our active community of more than 2,500 employers are representative of the varied UK employment market, from large corporations to Small and Medium sized Enterprise’s.


Cardiff & Vale College Agreed Success Factors Engage local and national employers Stimulate enterprise and entrepreneurship Improve learner employability skills Improve learner personal and social skills Provide enhanced apprenticeship outcomes

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The Working Knowledge Programme Service 1: Employer Aware A large-scale, dynamic business challenge event that engages learners in a Dragon's Den/The Apprentice style competition with support of relevant employers. Employer Aware provides learners with the opportunity to interact with business volunteers through a series of professionally facilitated enterprise activities. Each employer-led activity has been created in partnership with our community of over 2,000 businesses, designed to equip learners with industry approved employability skills and meet skills requirements outlined by the CBI and UKCES. With the encouragement and guidance of business volunteers, learners will have the opportunity to develop key employability skills in an interactive and stimulating environment. In turn, the eyes of employers are opened to the talent and potential of young people in Further Education.


Employer Aware with Cardiff & Vale College 2nd October 2013, Cardiff City Football Club

190 learners 23 local and national employers 161 business volunteer hours 28 business ideas created


Employer Aware with Cardiff & Vale College 2nd October 2013, Cardiff City Football Club

Watch a video round up of the day


Learner Skills Development 1. Employability skills – pre and post questionnaire data

Employability Skill Communications and Literacy Business Awareness

Rated ‘Good or Very % Improvement Good’ 79% 20% 75%

10%

Teamworking

89%

11%

Problem Solving

86%

5%


Learner Skills Development 2. Personal Development and Progression – pre and post questionnaire data Employability Attribute Positive attitude

Rated ‘Good or Very % Improvement Good’ 95% 13%

Motivation to progress

95%

16%

Determination to succeed

92%

7%


Learner Skills Development 3. Overall Learner Experience – post programme data

98%

Rated the day as ‘Good or Brilliant’

93%

Would recommend to a friend

95%

Feel more likely to get a job


Learner Skills Development 4. Attitudes towards progression - post programme “It made me more positive about finding an apprenticeship.” Christopher Sage “I learned that your attitude towards work is very important.” Gavin Theo “I need to try harder and put in extra effort.” Shaun Davies “I am not a terribly confident person but participating in the activities has been very beneficial. Today has taught me to be more positive. I feel more confident about my work and my course.” Samuel Gallagher “It has changed my attitude, I’ve learnt that at an interview I need to sell myself.” Georgia James


Employer Engagement 1. List of employers engaged in the programme Kevin Morgan Deb Barber Enda Barron Jeremy Ashdown Julie Timothy Stephen Barthorpe Marc Cahill Adrian George Matthew Walsh Tony Jay Jon Wilson Douglas Shaw Tom Gorringe Martin Miller Russell Hillman Miranda Blunden Craig Meakin Tony Rooke Darron Jones Paul Richards Tom Sagal Stuart Castledine

NatWest Cardiff Airport Cardiff City FC Wales Millennium Centre Bouygues-UK/Leadbitter MITIE Cardiff City FC Wipro Willmott Dixon Wales Millennium Centre Colt International British Airways Cardiff City FC MITIE Mitsubishi Airbus Thorlux Lighting Airbus MITIE Arup Salesforce National Assembly for Wales Remuneration Board


Employer Engagement 2. Overall programme feedback

100%

Would recommend the experience

95% 91%

Agree that programme prepares young people for the workplace Felt a sense of achievement

77%

Made new business contacts

100%

Utilised their workplace skills in a new environment


Employer Engagement 3. Quotes “I have total confidence that some of the students have exceptional futures ahead of them. They are fortunate to be attending such a progressive and forward thinking college” Kevin Morgan, NatWest “Inspiring, amazing.” Jeremy Ashdown, Wales Millennium Centre “I could visibly see the students change perception and understanding as the day progressed. It was fantastic to contribute to that change.” Adrian George, Wipro “Highly satisfying day.” Deb Barber, Cardiff City Airport


STUDY PROGRAMMES J O B E N R O L E M E N T

CORE COURSE ENGLISH & MATHS WORK EXPERIENCE

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WORK EXPERIENCE J O B E N R O L E M E N T

EMPLOYERS ACTIVITIES

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16-19 Study Programme

Employer Experience Opportunities Dr James Lott Managing Director James.Lott@workingknowledge.org.uk 0117 304 8000 In association with

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An outcomes report of the Working Knowledge Employer Aware programme with Cardiff and Vale College held on 2nd October 2013.