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Amey Chat & Learn

Request a virtual 1-2-1 career talk with a professional from an engineering or construction company.

Amey Chat & Learn

We have an exciting new opportunity at Amey called ‘Chat and Learn’ to help inspire the next generation of young people into STEM. This is the chance for everyone aged between 14 to 19 years old to request a 30-minute virtual 1-2-1 career talk with an Amey employee or for a teacher to request a group virtual career talk to a class.

Aims

  • Inspire young people to take up STEM subjects and to pursue a career within this area
  • Give young people the opportunity to reach out to some of our Amey employees, with the chance to ask them any questions
  • Provide young people with the confidence and motivation to kickstart their career
  • Give young people some direction in thinking about their careers
  • Provide young people with the resources and tools needed to develop their essential skills
  • Help young people understand the different opportunities and pathways into Amey (e.g. apprenticeships/degrees etc)

Capacity

Maximum of 30 participants.

Duration

One session and lasts for 30 minutes maximum unless its a group session and the teacher may request a longer session.

Learning outcomes

  • Improve engagement, interest or enjoyment in STEM subjects

  • Learning what the engineering workplace is like

  • Develop engineering employability skills

  • Improve awareness and aspirations for STEM-related study and careers

Subjects and topics

    • Computing
    • Design and Technology
    • Engineering
    • Energy/Environment
    • General Engineering
    • Structures/Construction/Civil Engineering
    • Transport

Gatsby benchmarks

The Gatsby benchmarks are a framework for good careers guidance for schools across all of England and in some areas across the rest of the UK. This experience helps your school to reach the following benchmarks:

  • Addressing the needs of each pupil
  • Encounters with employers and employees
  • Experiences of workplaces
  • Encounters with further and higher education

Essential skills

The essential skills every young person needs to succeed in education and their future career. Find out more at the Skills Builder Partnership. This experience builds the following skills:

  • Aiming High - the ability to set clear, tangible goals and devise a robust route to achieving them.

  • Listening - the ability to listen and understand information.

  • Speaking - the oral transmission of information or ideas.

  • Staying Positive - the ability to use tactics to overcome setbacks and achieve goals.

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