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Connect your students with mentors to help them learn more about careers in industry
Industrial Cadets is an exciting opportunity for educators to enrich the curriculum.
With inspiring activities that explore careers in industry and manufacturing, students are supported and mentored by industry role models to achieve a nationally recognised accreditation. Find out more about how the programme came about.
How it works
- Young people gain at least 5 hours’ experience of industry
- Each Industrial Cadet completes a programme of activities with a local employer
- Students will explore roles in industry, develop employability skills and gain insight into STEM study pathways
- Students participate in activities including hands-on team challenges, site visits, presentations, talks, interactive workshops and project work
- Industry role models mentor and support students through-out the experience
- Students attend graduation and celebration events
- On completion of their programme students gain a nationally recognised accreditation
- Graduated students gain access to further opportunities through the Industrial Cadets Online Network
Schools in the Industrial Cadets network must commit to providing one or more link teacher, responsible for:
- selecting students through a formal selection process;
- supervising and supporting students during the programme phase;
- evaluating student progress throughout the programme;
- promoting the school’s involvement in Industrial Cadets and the achievements of its students.
Industrial Cadets can help educators to:
- provide personal development opportunities for students;
- enhance creativity and innovation and enrich the STEM curriculum;
- raise aspirations and achievement and boost employability skills;
- change perceptions about industry, help students make informed decisions about study and career pathways;
- create and maintain partnerships with industry;
- deliver continuing professional development and accreditation for teachers;
- achieve recognition for the school as part of a national programme.