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1 Improving Access and Career Opportunities Widening Participation - It matters!

2 Widening Participation – What do you see?

3 Widening Participation Matters Only 7% of the population attend independent schools, but the privately educated account for more than half of the top level of most professions (51% of Medical) Only a quarter of boys from working-class backgrounds get middle-class (professional or managerial) jobs Only a quarter of boys from working-class backgrounds get middle-class (professional or managerial) jobs Estimate that approximately 30% of current bands 1-4 workforce in the NW doesn’t have a level 2 qualification 8.93 million people of working age are economically inactive in the North West. 1 million year old people unemployed 15% are NEET: ‘Movement to Work Campaign’ 1 million year old people unemployed 15% are NEET: ‘Movement to Work Campaign’ A comprehensive school student with A-level grades BBB for example is likely to perform as well in their university degree as an independent or grammar school student with A-level grades ABB or AAB – i.e. one to two grades higher perform as well A comprehensive school student with A-level grades BBB for example is likely to perform as well in their university degree as an independent or grammar school student with A-level grades ABB or AAB – i.e. one to two grades higher perform as well This is a gap of 39.9 percentage between A level students from state schools going to most selective universities compared to those who attended independent schools.

4 Widening Participation Matters Health: Compelling evidence that work has an inherently beneficial impact on an individual’s state of health – the risk of joblessness Economic: Better educational attainment, improved employability and earning potential. Improved social mobility and better for UK PLC Ethical: Significant Social Responsibility Role – NHS organisations a key factor in local economies. Equality: Access to good jobs depends on merit, not unfair advantage Cultural Sensitivity: 13 per cent (7.5 million) of the resident population of England and Wales were born outside the UK, compared to 4.3 per cent (1.9 million) in (India, Poland, Pakistan, Republic of Ireland and Germany)

5 Widening Participation - What are the current pathways into Bands 1-4? Apprenticeship s Preemployment Work Experience Trust Campaign’s Third Sector Volunteering Direct Application What other ‘Get In’ Pathways are available and in place?

6 Widening Participation: Three key interventions 1). Authentic Insights 2). Information, Advice and Guidance Source of Images: Parklands Academy & University of Plymouth/ NHS Photos 3). Work Experience

7 Workshop Activity Time: 20 mins 3 Key Questions How can we encourage more bands 1-4 staff to be Ambassadors? From your experience what are the key messages that need to be reflected in any IAG interventions to attract people into bands 1-4 roles? What promise’s should the NHS offer in supporting Work Experience to widen participation? (See example Prime Promise Statement) For your given question – Brainstorm your initial responses/ideas – Agree and focus on one key issue – What actions must we include in the Bands 1-4 strategy to address the key issue identified? – Record these on the flipchart provided.

8 Final thoughts Widening Participation is about …

9 Teachers, Careers Information and Guidance Advisors, Employers Primary and Years 7-9 Years Years 11-13Beneficiaries Achievers Focused network Events, CPD Topical Issues Webinars CIAG Toolkit, Access to specialist education resources Tell the Story Hands On Explorations Regional events i.e. Big Bang Ask the Expert/Guru sessions Skill Clubs E mentorship Visits and Tours Conference Regional events i.e. Big Bang Visits and Tours, Taster Days Work experience & Volunteering, Internships, Mentorship, Application & Interview Support, Residential Camps Bridging Programmes Become an Ambassador Become a mentor Aims of Intervention Target Groups Type of Interventions Partnerships for Delivery National Careers NHS Service Employers STEMNET Further/Higher Education Providers National Skills Academy STEMNET Further/Higher Education Providers Employers Classroom Medics-NHS Shows STEMNET Further/Higher Education Providers Employers Career Academies Classroom Medics-NHS Shows STEMNET Further/Higher Education Providers Employers Third Sector i.e. Social Mobility Foundation/Sut ton Trust Career Academies STEMNET National Skills Academy Further/Higher Education Providers Securing Our Future NHS Workforce: Promoting Ambition & Engaging for Shared Success Raising Awareness & Capability Promoting Ambition Engaging and Nurturing Supporting for Achievement Sustaining Involvement


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