• THE PLEDGE PARTNERSHIP PUTS EMPLOYERS

    AT THE HEART OF INSPIRING, INFORMING AND

    COMMUNICATING WITH THE NEXT GENERATION OF

    EMPLOYEES IN CHESHIRE AND WARRINGTON.

     

  • SUPPORTING YOUR JOURNEY
    INTO THE WORLD OF WORK

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The Pledge Partnership puts employers at the heart of inspiring, informing and communicating with the next generation of employees in Cheshire and Warrington.

The Pledge Partnership enables businesses to work together with educators to provide every young person living, studying and/or working in Cheshire and Warrington with everything they need to succeed in the world of work. With the opportunity to develop employability-related skills and personal qualities whilst in education, there is a choice of employment, training or further education when they leave school.

Employers can work directly with young people, teachers, parents, carers and youth workers to help the local community identify the employment opportunities available.

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Broadcasts

Join us for our upcoming broadcasts!

Available On Demand Check video at bottom of the page Pledge Intro – Stacey Rutter
Available On Demand Check video at bottom of the page Network Rail – James Richards
Available On Demand Check video at bottom of the page Driveworks – Bridie Mills
Available On Demand Check video at bottom of the page Higher Horizons – Lucy Williams
Available On Demand Check video at bottom of the page Thrive Creative – Dave Powell
Available On Demand Check video at bottom of the page United Utilities – Matthew Newman
Available On Demand Check video at bottom of the page Priestley College – Adam Bird
Available On Demand Check video at bottom of the page Apprentify – Scott Austin
Available On Demand Check video at bottom of the page Franklyn Financial – Ian Cotterill
Available On Demand Check video at bottom of the page AstraZeneca
Available On Demand Check video at bottom of the page Richard Hall – Cultural Services
Available On Demand Check video at bottom of the page  Rachel Brookes – Harper Adams
Available On Demand Check video at bottom of the page Adam Bird – Priestley College HE session
Available On Demand Check video at bottom of the page Steph – Minerva Arts (part 1)
Available On Demand Check video at bottom of the page Vaultex
Available On Demand Check video at bottom of the page Steph – Minerva Arts (part 2)
Available On Demand Check video at bottom of the page Siemens – Matthew Byrom
Available On Demand Check video at bottom of the page Mandy – Vaultex
Thursday 2nd July Broadcast @ 11am Adam Bird – Priestley College

Why get involved?

  • Are you looking to raise visibility of your business to schools, youth groups and young people in your local area?
  • Do you have a skills shortage in your business and struggle to recruit the right people for certain roles?
  • Do you want to overcome the misconceptions and myths about which types of role are available within your industry?

The Pledge Partnership will enable your business to:

  • The Pledge is fully funded so you will be getting all these opportunities at no cost to your business.
  • Headhunt appropriate talent from a pipeline of quality young people within your local area
  • Benefit from the ideas and energy of young people
  • Give back to your local community

The Pledge is fully funded so you will be getting all these opportunities at no cost to your business.

For more information check out the downloadable Employer Brochure on the resources tab.

 

Partners

I will be talking to you about DriveWorks, a software company based in Thelwall, Warrington.

The talk will include a look at DriveWorks software and the many roles found inside a digital company.

I will also be sharing some tips for staying motivated at home and how you can boost your CV and career prospects from your sofa!

The lockdown caused by the Covid-19 pandemic has left students facing the potential of a very long break away from school/college.  It is tempting to view this time as an elongated summer holiday and therefore a time to relax, but this newly available time gives enormous opportunity to build your knowledge about academic pathways, e.g. college or university, as well as the opportunity to explore the world of work.  Why not explore apprenticeships – they offer the best of both worlds and you get a salary too!

The current lock-down gives a very rare opportunity for students to focus on and build important transferrable skills too:

– Plan your days

– Manage your time effectively

– Set yourselves goals

– Reflect – did you achieve your goals?

– Research – have you developed your knowledge about employers?

– Communications – contacted an employer about work experience?

So, what have you got to lose?  Get cracking and learn about the exciting world of work that awaits you!

Watch James’ second video here!

A quick session with live Q&A for Y12/13 students who are preparing for University, and activities they can undertake to help better prepare them for University and the wider world, within these uncertain times.
This is a presentation for anyone thinking of a career in the creative and digital sector and focuses on what it like to work in a Marketing & Advertising agency.

Topics covered include, the attributes agencies look for, the kind of roles available and things you can do if you want to get a head start.

We will be covering the following

Brief over of Apprentify
Current climate including Covid-19
Jess will talk through her journey so far as an apprentice
What roles are out there, where they can lead to, salaries and how to get onto an apprenticeship
What is involved in the apprenticeship

united utilities jobs

I will be covering who I am;

o   Name

o   Where I work

o   Apprenticeships completed

o   Job role

My position before going into an apprenticeship and what my thoughts were prior to pursuing a professional career over alternative education

What happens on a typical day in my job role and the different work streams I am involved in

Who United Utilities are and information around them and their apprenticeship offering

My advice to anyone considering an apprenticeship!

 

Adam Bird will be joined by members of Priestley’s School Liaison Team and College Council to  share with you more information about the College, the wide variety of subjects and courses offered, how to apply, and the support and processes in place between now and September to help those that applied to join us in September.
In this session; Microbiologists Miriam Guest, Georgie Critchlow and Benjamin Pickard will be sharing a summary of working in the pharmaceutical industry and details around the day to day working of microbiologists; our interactions with other scientists and how the principles of infection control relate to manufacturing medicines.  They will share information on AstraZeneca’s response to COVID-19 and some of the activities required to develop new medicinal products.
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