Careers programme information

We take part in the NTLT World of Work Project.

The WOW Project aims to introduce primary children to a variety of careers, nurture ‘realistic’ ambition, challenge stereotypes and link their learning with the world of work. Careers education at this age is not about pigeon holing children into particular career paths but about broadening their horizons, increasing their confidence and building resilience.

The WOW Project recognises the importance of engaging children with careers education early. Children at primary age are likely to be very impressionable and very ambitious, however their ambition is largely restricted by the adults they are in regular contact with, such as family members and teachers. This is particularly problematic in deprived areas with generational unemployment. Research has also shown that children as young as six begin to form stereotypes about occupations, careers and universities.

Events and activities that give pupils an insight into different careers at Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 cannot only help to raise aspirations, but can also increase pupil enjoyment of other career related activities at school and ultimately reduce their future chances of being unemployed.

WOW Project Leads ensure that all our activities are age appropriate and are planned, delivered and adapted depending on the needs of any individual group.