In year 1 of CareerSense, we have:

Delivered 566 workshops in school
Reached 672 employees across our CareerSense programmes
Reached 15,479 young people

The programme provides young people with tools and access to the information needed to help them build their CareerSense.

The CareerSense ‘Find your Potential’ tool helps young people on their career exploration journey. It only takes 20 minutes to create a personalised report, highlighting key skills for the future. Students receive suggestions of future careers they may want to pursue, based on their strengths and what they enjoy

THE PROGRAMMES

NatWest CareerSense programmes connect with 13-24-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 developed multiple strands of CareerSense to make sure all young people are included.

CareerSense Find Your Path

Creating and delivering real opportunities

CareerSense Find Your Path is part of NatWest’s employability programme and helps young people aged 16-24 not currently in education, employment or training discover their potential. Delivered with regional partners, the programme offers peer-to-peer mentoring, skills workshops and paid work experience placements with NatWest – 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 build self confidence through a professional work placement. Through a blend of remote and in-person sessions, participants will complete the programme with the tools and experience to enter sustained employment or further education.

The impact: In its first year, Find Your Path aimed to reach 100 NEET young people across the UK.

CareerSense DREAM BIGGER

Opening doors to entrepreneurship

The CareerSense Dream Bigger programme has supported over 800 students across UK schools with entrepreneurship focused lessons and resources. The programme encourages students to “Dream Bigger” and signposts them to relevant tools which support 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.

65% of respondents said that the workshop helped them to understand what skills they might need for a career in entrepreneurship.

CareerSense 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.

The Impact: by the end of 2022, we will reach 2,800 students

CareerSense SKILLS Exploration Workshops

Developing core employability skills for the future

The CareerSense Exploration Workshop is a a classroom-based workshop that uses our National School Partnership Network to leverage mass reach to secondary schools across the UK. The inspirational workshop is co-delivered by NatWest Ambassadors, enabling students to develop core employability skills for the workplace.

67% of respondents said that the workshop helped them to understand how the skills they’d learned about could be applied in the workplace.

The workshop has 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. So far 13,830 young people have taken part in an Exploration Workshop.

The Impact: by the end of 2022, we will reach 20,000 students

THE IMPACT

14,573

students taken part in an Exploration Workshop

100

young people not in education, employment or training placed in a 4 week paid Natwest work experience

862

students taken part in a CareerSense Dream Bigger Workshop

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

Find Your Path Programme participant

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

Youth Delivery Partner

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

Youth Delivery Partner

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 Ambassador

The teacher and students really engaged with the course material and found the experience enjoyable and rewarding.

NatWest Ambassador

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 Ambassador

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

Great insight for the students and lots of useful stats and info.

Ambassador

Worthy and important activity and we are well positioned to support coming from an organisation like NatWest

Ambassador

The student handbook had a lot of questions and scenarios to choose from, enabling me to build a greater understanding on questions I may not have known the answer to.

Student

The activities were fun and engaging and helped teach about entrepreneurship and ideas about closed and growth mindset

Student

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Understanding all the different paths you could take can be overwhelming. NatWest helps young people understand their options. From tools such as Find Your Potential, to programmes delivered to young people across the country, NatWest CareerSense is here to help young people understand their options and develop transferable skills for the future world of work.

In year 1 of CareerSense, we have:

  • Delivered 566 workshops in school
  • Reached 672 employees across our CareerSense programmes
  • Reached 15,479 young people

The programme provides young people with tools and access to the information needed to help them build their CareerSense.

The CareerSense ‘Find your Potential’ tool helps young people on their career exploration journey. It only takes 20 minutes to create a personalised report, highlighting key skills for the future. Students will receive suggestions of future careers they may want to pursue, based on their strengths and what they enjoy

The Impact

14,573 students taken part in an Exploration Workshop
100 young people not in education, employment or training placed in a 4 week paid NatWest work experience
862 students taken part in a CareerSense Dream Bigger Workshop