Services for Young People Hertfordshire Services for Young People

Encounters with employers and employees

Careers talks, skills fairs, networking with employers

Gatsby Benchmark 5

"Every pupil should have multiple opportunities to learn from employers about work, employment and the skills that are valued in the workplace. This can be through a range of enrichment activities including visiting speakers, mentoring and enterprise schemes."

Gatsby summary
From the age of 11, have pupils participated in at least one meaningful encounter with an employer each and every year?

We can provide you with:

  • Industry talks and presentations
  • Visits to workplaces
  • Careers carousels and careers fairs
  • Interview preparation, including CV workshops and mock interviews
  • Enterprise group work
  • Mapping of provision against best practice frameworks (including auditing tools)
  • Systems developed to monitor and evaluate the careers programme
  • Employer mentoring

Who benefits?

  • Students in years 7–13 in schools and colleges


  • Face-to-face delivery: Herts, Beds, Cambs, Bucks, Essex and North London
  • Virtual delivery: any location

Who should purchase these services?

  • Careers Leaders/Coordinators
  • WEX/WRL Coordinators
  • SENCOs
  • HOYs
  • HODs


“Seeing all the different employers and seeing how and what they do has widened my horizons,” Broxbourne student, February 2020