Teachers! Enrol your students in the IGD sustainability virtual work experience

IGD Feeding Britains Futures is a free initiative that brings the industry together to develop students’ employability skills and learn about the wide range of roles in the industry.

Teachers! Enrol your students in the IGD sustainability virtual work experience

Why enrol your students? 

It is increasingly difficult to arrange work placements for students. Taking part in an industry-wide, virtual work experience event provides a safe and accessible option. Students will gain skills and experience throughout the week to add to their CV.

Throughout the week, your students will have the opportunity to:

  • Listen – Gain insights from leaders of big brands and retailers
  • Engage – Ask professionals their advice and hear their stories
  • Create – Take part in projects with feedback from professionals

Please note:

  • There are no restrictions on student numbers, so whole year groups take part.
  • The Educator Hub also includes free activities, lesson plans and videos of previous webinars, featuring jobs within the industry.
  • All teachers within your school are welcome to register for the Hub.

How does it work?

IGD’s work experience takes place over the course of a week. It is comprised of:

  • Daily live masterclasses that take place Monday to Friday, 10.30am to 12 midday
  • An optional project task that is completed during the week

Everyone joins the Monday and Friday morning sessions. You can then choose a masterclass that interests you on Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday. You can also attend all five masterclasses if you want to.

There are three project briefs to choose from:

  • Health – Pitch an idea and marketing campaign for a new plant-based snack
  • Sustainability – Pitch an idea for a re-usable packaging solution for a well-known product
  • Technology – Pitch an idea to apply new or emerging technology to solve an in-store customer challenge

Projects are optional and as a teacher you are not expected to have any previous knowledge or experience.

 For more information see: https://www.youthemployment.org.uk/sustainability-virtual-work-experience-programme/ 

Header Image Credit: Youth Employment UK

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