Careers: Aiming High

An hour-long workshop bringing students into direct contact with business volunteers to inspire them to recognise their potential and give them practical first-hand guidance on different career paths.

Gatsby Benchmarks:

This activity helps towards meeting the following Gatsby Benchmarks: (GB3) addressing the needs of each pupil and (GB5) encounters with employers.
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Years 8-11

How the day works?

Careers Workshop:  An interactive 60 to 90 minute virtual or face-to-face workshop where volunteers from a business background talk with your students about aiming high, setting achievable goals and celebrating success. 


They will come away with a better understanding of how to set short, medium and long-term goals, how to remain resilient in the face of challenges and the importance of recognising their potential.

The workshop includes an opportunity for students to question the volunteer and hear about their career pathway, including its ups and downs and the lessons they have learned.


Aiming High is a highly adaptable workshop that can be tailored to suit different year groups and many learning abilities.  SATRO staff will introduce and run the workshop and bring student materials.

SATRO are a partner of the Skills Builder Framework and the well established resources that have been developed to support the key skills which we will cover in this workshop: 


How much does it cost? 

Each session is a minimum of  50 minutes to an 1 hour with each group of students, and we can be flexible in providing back-to-back sessions across the school day delivering to different class groups.    NOTE: that time will be required for virtual delivery set-up in the classroom setting - full details to be discussed in advance.


Please contact us to discuss specific requirements to cover different classes or year groups as delivery can be flexible to meet needs. 

Secondary State & SEN discounted*

  • £450/ half day  -  2 sessions
  • Bookings on 2 consecutive days 10% discount
  • 3 or more bookings made in same enquiry 20% discount

Independent Schools £525 half day

* As part of SATRO's charitable purpose (smaller SEN groups can apply for primary rates)

We are often able to approach companies for funding to support this event particularly for schools with high levels of Pupil Premium/SEN.  Please enquire when booking.