Somerset TalentEd Academy
The Somerset TalentEd Academy helps young people to gain an understanding of different key Somerset employment sectors by providing connections with a wide range of employers and is designed to inspire students so that they can make informed post-16 choices.
Designed to offer flexibility, the programme is delivered in three stages beginning with digital engagement and moving to on-site experiences where possible. This helps young people to explore their interests, so they gain a deeper insight into those industries they are most passionate about.
Last year, with partners Learn Live UK, we brought the world of work to young people with a series of broadcasts showcasing Somerset employers working in various industry sectors. These broadcasts are available to view on demand and can be used to continue to help young people prepare for their future and discover the career opportunities available in the county.
"I’m still thinking about going to be a lorry driver – I like it even more now. Thank you for the experience.” TalentEd Academy Student
"Thanks for the opportunity to see how logistics works, what people do in the industry, what a big industry it is.” TalentEd Academy Student
"They covered everything from the business aspect, from driving, to office roles, and the financial aspect of the company. Driving the coach was the best bit! Thank you so much for an amazing experience. It was one of the highlights of my college year.” TalentEd Academy Student
"The whole course and experience went down very well and was a great success!" College Lecturer
"I am writing on behalf of all the Yeovil College students who took part in the Logistics Academy that attended your day recently.
They were so grateful for the time and experience from you and your staff and have said that if the course ran again they would do it again!" Yeovil College Lecturer