Working with Schools


According to the Careers and Enterprise Company, the best way to improve young people’s future outcomes is by giving them high quality interactions with employers. The more interactions with employers the greater the impact.

We Rise Futures Graduation event at Lambeth Town Hall hosted by Cllr Jack Hopkins


We use our wide network of employer and professional contacts to create focussed, impactful careers networking sessions for young people:

  • We work with a school to identify students who will most benefit, particularly those who are at risk of future unemployment.

  • We send parents/carers a briefing about the careers inspiration activity their child is engaged in.

  • We meet each young person for a one to one preparation session where we explore their strengths, interests and ambitions and prepare them for the employer session, including their personal presentation and preparing the questions they want to ask.

  • We organise the Meet the Professionals session in school.

  • We invite employer and professionals from a wide range of sectors, including creative, finance, construction, design, sports and digital. We target sectors relevant to young people's interests.

  • We run a follow up and reflection session with each young person where we identify key learning points and develop a plan for next steps. This can be shared with the school careers adviser.

  • We can also provide individual support for work experience placements.

We can support at risk students with careers coaching and personal development using our Story of Me model.

If you’d like to discuss how we can work with your school, please get in touch.

What amazing projects We Rise have provided for our students, not only are they learning numerous employability skills but they are also developing in confidence.
— Aidan Ryan, Deputy Headteacher, The Elmgreen School
We Rise are committed to giving students meaningful work experience that truly reflects the world of work and have had a positive impact upon our students’ applications for university and employment.
I would unreservedly recommend that any school should get involved with We Rise.
— Olivia Hood, Development and Destinations Leader, The Elmgreen School.