In January 2023, Career in Enterprise (the national body for careers education set up by Government in 2015) launched a £2.6m initiative aimed at children in years 1, 2 and 3 (5-8 year olds) which will include lessons to introduce them to different careers, training and skills.  The new scheme is being rolled out across 55 education areas where ‘school outcomes are considered the weakest and will target 600,000 pupils in more than 2,200 primary schools in England. The programme will offer the chance to meet employers and role models and include information on careers in the green economy, technology, engineering, construction, Stem, creative industries, aerospace, hospitality and healthcare.


Robert Halfon, the minister for skills, apprenticeships and higher education, said good careers advice was vital to open up opportunities for young people from all backgrounds and create the future workforce the UK needed. “The changes we are making to boost our careers programme will raise ambitions from an early age for thousands of children in primary schools across the country, while providing opportunities to unlock talent, think about skills, engage with employers and discover different workplaces.”

Twinkl: Enterprise Tools & Schools Resources

Twinkl have created an extensive range of tools and useful packs for students interested in learning about enterprise. These are only available to schools and teachers with a subscription. Enterprise, money management, budgeting amongst an extensive library of resources cleverly designed to appeal to a varied age group.

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Barclays Life Skills

Barclays LifeSkills provides educators with access to free online interactive resources, ready-made lessons and work experience opportunities. There are also tools, guides and films that young people can use independently or with their families.

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