Employer Engagement CPD for Schools 4-Part Programme

Date and time


Book your place. There is no charge to attend this webinar.

This CPD (Continuing Professional Development) programme has been designed to assist you to plan, implement and embed employer engagement activities from strategy to delivery. This CPD programme is a fully funded pilot by the Department for Education. It will test and evaluate the impact of offering provider support to assist with generating and securing industry placements.

The programme will be delivered in four parts through live online sessions, occurring on a weekly basis. The total programme time will be 10 hours made up of 7 hours live online and 3 hours of self-guided activities. Practical tools and resources will be provided throughout the session to support your success.

Date and time

Part 1: Tuesday 1 October – 3.00-5.00pm
Part 2: Tuesday 8 October – 3.00-4.30pm
Part 3: Tuesday 15 October – 3.00-4.30pm
Part 4: Tuesday 22 October – 3.00-5.00pm


What the programme covers
Part 1: Building a sustainable employer engagement strategy (2 hours)

  • Developing or enhancing your employer engagement strategy
  • The local employment market, and reasons for engagement
  • Resources
  • Promotion and awareness
  • Commitment to quality
  • KPIs
  • Knowing your employer market and which channels you can use to reach them.
  • Securing organisational commitment to the strategy

Part 2: Getting set up – planning the implementation of the strategy (1.5 hours)

  • Understanding roles and responsibilities
  • Establishing quality / customer service engagement standards
  • Exploring and developing the employer journey
  • Using digital tools to increase reach and engagement
  • Helping you / your team to have confident conversations with employers

Part 3: Engagement with employers (1.5 hours)

  • Building and managing sustainable employer relationships
  • Equipping you with the tools and resources to successfully engage with employers.
  • Tracking and monitoring stages of the employer journey

Part 4: Additional engagement activities and a focus on feedback and improvement (2 hours)

  • Managing employer engagement success
  • Facilitating wider engagement of employers
  • Establishing feedback mechanisms
  • Learning from feedback and improving the process

Who is the programme for?
Designed for staff carrying out employer engagement roles in schools.

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