FREE Taster course: preparing young people for work
27-28 April 2018 at Loch Eil, The Highlands
Developing the young workforce through outdoor learning
We are hosting a free taster course at our Loch Eil centre for early careers employers, apprenticeship providers, educational professionals, head and deputy head teachers and DYW leads who have an interest in developing employability skills, as well as key personal skills, in the young people in their sectors.
This taster course will provide you with the opportunity to see first-hand what it is we do at Outward Bound, how we develop the skills that young people need in employment, as well as the chance for you to visit one of our centres and meet our expert instructors.
You will also meet with like-minded colleagues and peers from other organisations, schools and colleges that have an interest in developing employability and key personal skills, so there will be plenty of opportunities for networking and exploring future partnerships. All food, equipment and accommodation are provided free of charge.
Feedback from employers and schools who have used The Outward Bound Trust to develop employability skills:
“They seem to act more grown up afterwards. I think the thing is, what tends to happen, is they see the big picture, not just what’s in front of them... and how everything all fits in and slots in together. So I think that’s where it makes them aware.” Line Manager, Unilever
“We can say for certain that the groups are very well formed and well bonded, so when they go off to college together, they’ve got strong links, they’ve got a good network around them… they do need that network, that ability to have kind of – friends almost – at an early stage, to help them with that transition” Graeme Thomson, Maersk
“I am better organised and feel more confident meeting new people and doing new jobs whilst working. I am less worried about making mistakes and realise mistakes are ways to learn now rather than problems.” Apprentice, Airbus
“The pupils are more tolerant of differences, and when something didn’t go as planned, they learnt how to work around it. Hopefully they will work harder in school, which will lead to better grades.” Emma Hobbs, Deputy Head Teacher, Rokeby School
Friday 27 April
2pm – Arrival and welcome tour of the centre. Lunch will be provided.
There will be staff and delegate introductions followed by a brief overview of the agenda and allocation of activity groups.
3pm – Take part in a water-based adventure that will give you the chance to experience the journey through the eyes of a student.
5pm - Return to centre for tea/coffee and cakes.
6.30pm - Brief tour of the centre and grounds.
Pre Dinner drinks followed by a short presentation and overview of The Outward Bound Trust from one of our Directors. There will be a chance for networking and Q&A.
7.30pm - Dinner and general social evening.
Saturday 28 April
7:30am - Breakfast.
8:30am - Depart on a day’s journey that will show you firsthand what a typical group would experience and a chance to take in the stunning location. Chat to our instructors, our Early Careers Team and our Education Team along the way.
4.00pm - Depart.
If you would like to stay over for the Saturday night, please ask and we will help to find some local accommodation for you.