Youth Employability Skills

Careers Education, Information, Advice and Guidance Strategy

The Virtual School supports the raising of achievement, motivation, confidence and abilities of Lewisham’s young people to help them prepare for education, employment, training or progression to higher education. It is the Virtual School’s aim to ensure that all of our young people undertake a minimum of 100 hours enrichment, employability and pastoral hours by the end of year 13.

We achieve this through a range of activities like work experience and careers education, information, advice and guidance (CEIAG).

Work Experience is currently offered to year 10 students where we work with a range of employers, businesses and school’s to provide our young people with a rewarding and realistic introduction to the world of work. Extended work placements can be arranged for any students struggling to engage in the education system and can be offered alongside alternative provisions.

CEIAG is delivered in house by our qualified careers advisor who works in conjunction with Schools and Education Providers by offering a 1-1 careers advice and guidance interview to all of our young people. Information is provided for the 14 + and Post-16 inspiring the young people to think more broadly and ambitiously about future education and careers, and to support successful transition across the key stages.

Youth Employability Skills Coordinator
Simone Woodward
Simone.woodward@lewisham.gov.uk
07384 235507