Over the years Computacenter has supported our employability initiatives, from delivering mock assessment centre workshops, insight networking evenings to on-campus interviews. As their local university we look forward to continuing our collaborative working relationship with Computacenter!”Nick Clarke, Employment and Placements Advisor, University of Hertfordshire
National Stem outreach to schools and universities
In line with Government strategy to safeguard our future by investing in the next generation of UK talent, we actively encourage young people to study science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) subjects. Computacenter provides generous support to STEM education outreach activities for students aged 11-18 in local secondary schools and colleges.
In addition, we are committed to enhancing employability skills amongst school leavers across the UK by working with teachers, parents and students. This is achieved through providing career talks, contributing to curriculum design, hosting mock assessment days and employability workshops.
One of our proudest achievements has been the support we have given to a Hertfordshire-based girls school. We have helped to redesign of their employability curriculum over the last two years as well as mentored a team from the same school as part of the Dragons Apprentice challenge. The success of these two initiatives, has led to plans for our dedicated outreach team to expand support to other schools across the UK. Please watch this space for future developments as we continue with this great work.
TEENTECH: CELEBRATING THE TALENT AND CREATIVITY OF THE UK'S YOUNG INNOVATORS
Computacenter helped to celebrate the top 150 UK’s young innovators at the 2018 TeenTech Awards at the Royal Society. Co-founded by Maggie Philbin MBE in 2008, TeenTech is an award winning, industry-led organisation designed to help young people see the career opportunities available in Science, Engineering and Technology.
View our photo gallery of the event and our involvement in other STEM outreach work
Over the last five years, our dedicated team of volunteers have worked with over 20 universities nationally, helping careers advisors and lecturers prepare students for live beyond university. Our team have engaged with students through guest lectures, running mock-assessment centres and interview training, employability workshops as well as over 30 career fairs annually. We are honoured to have the opportunity to support and nurture students, providing them with the skills and confidence to succeed post-university.
As an employer, work experience is about providing young people with an insight into the world of work, whilst giving back to local communities and helping the future economy. Whether school leavers or students, these young people have barely left the classroom. Our work experience placements help young people to gain experience in working with people, enhancing their social and communication skills, and equipping them to be able to make more informed choices about their career future. We offer approximately 50 structured work experience opportunities each year aimed at students aged 15-18. Lasting a week in duration, this programme aims to give an insight into the world of work, the IT industry and our business as a whole.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank you so much for all your hard work supporting our students on their work experience. Having a week out in the business world makes a huge difference to the girls – it is instrumental in helping them to think about and focus on their future career choices.Vicky Langston, Co-ordinator of Work-related Learning, Bishops’ Hatfield Girls School
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