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Why should I enter the Challenge?

Why shouldn’t you, more like! The National Schools Employability Challenge is an accessible and easy way to develop your employability and upskill yourself in preparation for the modern working world. Whether you’re a student aged 14-18, teacher or parent/carer of students of that age, the aim behind the National Schools Employability Challenge is to create opportunities - opportunities to learn, to engage, to improve.

What is the Challenge all about?

Run by RateMyApprenticeship.co.uk in collaboration with the UK’s largest professional services firm, PwC, the National Schools Employability Challenge is an opportunity for young people to develop key employability skills in a fun format.

Who can enter the Challenge?

The Challenge is aimed at Secondary School students in England and Wales (Years 10-13), Scotland (S4, S5, S6) and Northern Ireland (Years 11-14).

How do the prizes work for Stage 1?

At the end of each month (from October to March), we will do a random draw and one student will win a super cool gadget! We will announce the winner and the prize every month by email and on RateMyApprenticeship’s Facebook and Twitter pages, which you can follow by clicking on the icons at the bottom of the page.

What are the prizes for Stage 1?

There are six prizes up for grabs: a Bluetooth Speaker, ROKU Express Smart Streaming Player, Bluetooth headphones (compatible with all devices), Sprocket Photo Printer, Kindle Fire 7 and an Amazon Echo Dot.

How do I enter?

It’s easy - just pop your information into the sign up form and you’ll be automatically directed to the Stage 1 quiz.

How many times can I enter Stage 1?

As many times as you’d like! We’d encourage you to enter only once, as you won’t be given the correct answers at the end of the quiz, and we'd like you to utilise Stage 2 as a learning opportunity.

I clicked out of the Stage 1 quiz before finishing it, what do I do?

Don’t worry, after you sign up, you’ll receive an email from us. In this email, there is a unique link that will take you back to the Stage 1 quiz.

How do I qualify for Stage 2?

Just through a willingness to learn! Unlike previous years, you don’t have to get a certain score to move on to Stage 2, all you need to do is finish the Stage 1 quiz.

What will I learn in Stage 2?

Stage 2 will give you the opportunity to gain new knowledge, experience and understandings of employability in the modern world. You will receive a series of learning-based email communications focused around ten skill sets that employers find most valuable in an employee.

What does Stage 3 consist of?

Stage 3 consists of a future skills employability event. The Future Employability Skills event will bring to life what you have learned in Stage 2, putting theory into practice, with the distinct objective that all attendees will walk away with tangible learning, feeling prepared and informed, and above all, super employable!

If I am invited to Stage 3, will you cover my expenses?

We will cover travel expenses up to £100 per attendee. If you are travelling a long way by train make sure you book in advance to keep your tickets within this budget.

If I am invited to Stage 3, can I bring a teacher or a parent?

Yes, feel free to bring a parent or teacher to support you on the day. There will be activities and facilities to keep them busy on the day, but it's not essential that you bring someone with you, so don’t worry if they can’t make it.
 


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