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Get involved as an employer

The role of encounters with employers is particularly well evidenced. Anthony Mann points out, “young adults who have four or more contacts with employers while at school are significantly less likely to become NEET and can expect to earn up to 18% more than peers who had no such exposure.” Yet young people today have this kind of meaningful encounter with an employer each year in only 40% of schools.

Project Blyth aims to move this statistic and provide a fun, exciting and meaningful way for employers to engage with students through the Greenpower challenge.

One employer will be linked with each team, and will provide a range of workplace inspiration and encounters, in agreement with the lead adult of each team.

Employers can offer

  • Sending staff to schools as mentors
  • Organising “build days” where a number of schools and employers come together to build the cars
  • Stand at the careers fair to be held at final race event
  • Competitions for teams to participate in, e.g. design competitions, entrepreneurship competitions
  • Providing CAD software and training
  • Site visits for teams and/or onsite activity workshops, e.g. telemetry and/or coding workshops

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Teacher helping students with car

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How will employers benefit?

  • Excellent device for a two-way conversation between employer and student.
  • Raising and improving the talent pool of potential employees.
  • Raising company profile in a wide pool of young people.
  • Providing opportunities for employees to support communities.

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If you are an employee or employer and would like to become a mentor for Project Blyth please sign up and create an account by following the link below.

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If you would like to take part in Project Blyth, either as a school or a volunteer, or to find out more information, please contact Project Co-ordinator - Vaughan Curnow.