THE PROGRAMMES

NatWest CareerSense programmes connect with 13- to 24-year-olds at scale, and just as the needs of different ages and groups of young people aren’t the same, neither are our solutions. We have developed multiple strands of CareerSense to make sure all young people are included.

CareeerSense Find Your Path

Creating and delivering real opportunities

CareerSense Find Your Path is part of our employability programme and helps young people aged 16-24 not currently in education, employment or training discover their potential. Delivered with our regional partners, the programme offers peer-to-peer mentoring, skills workshops and paid work experience placements with us – all to equip young people with the support and skills they need to thrive.

It’s an exciting opportunity for young people to develop key transferable skills and gain a rare insight into financial services. Through a blend of remote and in-person sessions, participants will complete the 4-month programme with the tools and experience to enter sustained employment or further education.

CareerSense DREAM BIGGER

Opening doors to entrepreneurship

The CareerSense Dream Bigger programme has supported over 200 students across UK schools with entrepreneurship focused lessons and resources. The programme encourages students to “Dream Bigger” and signposts students to relevant tools which support them in their entrepreneurial journey.

Providing inspirational content and supported by bank volunteers to bring the real-world into the classroom, the programme of in School workshop sessions and online resources show what it’s really like to become an entrepreneur.

CarerSense Dream bigger helps 16-18 year-olds understand that entrepreneurship is a real career path. It’s not an easy one and not right for everyone, but it can be extremely rewarding.

CareerSense SKILLS Exploration Workshops

Developing core employability skills for the future

A series of classroom-based workshops using our National School Partnership Network to leverage mass reach to 85,000 schools across the UK. Inspirational workshops are co-delivered by NatWest enabling students to develop core employability skills for the workplace.

The workshops themselves have taken place at over 100 schools with a focus on delivery in schools with low indicators of social mobility, supporting young people most in need.

THE IMPACT

12,000

students taken part in a skills exploration workshop.

100

NEET placed in a 4 week paid Natwest work experience.

Find Your Path

At first the word "bank" intimidated me, but it's been amazing to learn about the wide range of departments and roles that suit my skills and interests. I'm learning a lot about myself and the expectations of a working environment.

NEET Young Person

They are learning how to think differently... The content is definitely focused on improving mindset as opposed to training new industry skills.

Youth Worker

The night and day difference [in the young people] since starting the programme is amazing.

Youth Worker

CareerSense Skills Workshops

Very educational and you will learn new things. Gives you a career option of what you might want to do in the future

Student

The capabilities and skills we learnt about are useful and the tasks were fun

Student

The session is totally engaging, well planned and resourced and helps meet Gatsby Benchmark 5

Teacher

It is very rewarding to know that you are helping the students gain a better understanding of what capabilities they would need to demonstrated in a job role

NatWest Volunteer

Personally, I have found the experience positive, rewarding and energizing and really appreciate the opportunity to be a part of it. Looking forward to supporting the wider programme again in the future

NatWest Volunteer

Dream Bigger

Good quality content which makes all the difference - complete content. Good structure and building on the knowledge and segways from one to another. By dropping the ppt - kept up the pace, attention dropped in videos. Keeping the pace up to avoid restlessness.

Teacher

The resources and materials were really good, very relatable for the students and [the Ambassador] had excellent examples and so much experience to share.

Teacher

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Understanding all the different paths you could take can be overwhelming. NatWest is here to help young people understand their options. From tools to programmes, NatWest CareerSense is here to help young people understand their options and build the skills they need for work.

The ‘Find your Potential’ tool helps young people on their career exploration journey. It only takes 20 minutes to create a personalised report, highlighting key strengths and skills for the future. It also provides a list of recommended jobs based on your input.

NatWest CareerSense programmes connect with 13- to 24-year-olds at scale, and just as the needs of different ages and groups of young people aren’t the same, neither are our solutions. We have developed multiple strands of CareerSense to make sure all young people are included.

The Impact

12,000 students taken part in a skills exploration workshop.
100 NEET placed in a 4 week paid NatWest work experience.