Parents, Carers and Teachers

Introducing CareerSense

CareerSense is an employability programme for young people. We work together with our expert partners to provide:

  • Tools and resources on CareerSense online
  • Skills workshops for schools aimed at students aged 13-18
  • Work experience and insight weeks

CareerSense online

We host a wide range of resources and tools to help young people aged 13-24. Our site is broken down into three main sections based on different age groups, and different stages of the transition from school to work. Our aim is to help young people understand their choices at each stage, and equip them to make the most of them.

We also link to Learning with NatWest where they can find practical, on-demand learning to help improve their career skills.

Skills workshops

Our skills workshops are aimed at students 13-18 year old, and help bring career skills to life. While they have a practical focus on the financial services sector, they aim to cover skills which are transferable across industries.

The workshops are:

  • A one hour long, interactive lesson
  • Aligned to Gatsby benchmarks and the Curriculum for Excellence
  • Supported by a CareerSense Ambassador from the bank
  • Packaged with recommended follow up activities for classroom or home learning

If you’re a teacher, register your school for a CareerSense workshop.

If you’re a parent, speak to your children’s school about CareerSense.

Programmes

We offer a number of programmes designed to help young people with specific needs.

Insight weeks and work experience

Our Insight Weeks offer students one week in our business to learn skills needed for the world of work. We also offer limited and occasional paid work experience, with both four week placements and 18-month mentorships through Career Ready.

To apply to these programmes, please visit our charity partners’ websites for application criteria and timelines.

Tech We Can

We're proud to support Tech We Can to inspire more children, especially girls, to consider a career in tech. Tech We Can supports classroom learning for 8 - 14 year olds through free downloadable lesson plans for teachers and free on-demand recorded lessons for students to watch in school or at home.

MoneySense

Our financial education programme, MoneySense includes lessons for primary and secondary school pupils helping them to become money confident.

Dream Bigger

Dream Bigger is a fully funded programme focused on developing transferrable entrepreneurial skills in 16-18 year old females across the UK. Our aim is to drive confidence in preparing for the world of work, and boost the percentage of women who plan to start a business.

Partners

Our partners’ expertise is a crucial part of what makes CareerSense both practical and powerful.

Ivy House

We’re proud to support the Ivy House Award and their Future Leaders Project.

Social Mobility Foundation

Our partnership with Social Mobility Foundation helps us provide practical programmes which offer real opportunities to young people.

The Sutton Trust

We partner with The Sutton Trust on providing programmes which support social mobility.

Career Ready

Career Ready help us provide access to our insight week and work experience programmes to young people in need.