Working Options in Education helps young people (14-18) to aim high and fulfil their potential.
Our employability and life skills programme is delivered free in schools, colleges and online through our well-established links with employers, particularly in the food, drink and retail industry.
>> Check out some key facts about Working Options in Education and the impact our programme makes on the lives of young people.
>> Find out how our programmes are helping sixth form colleges to deliver the Gatsby Benchmarks in their careers education.
A society where all young people aim high and fulfil their full potential.
Working Options in Education’s mission is to engage, inspire and motivate young people to aim high and fulfil their potential.
The Working Options in Education programme was launched in 2012 by Paul Monk following a visit with his niece Lauren to their old sixth form college in Luton. Both were working in the food, drink and retail industry and wanted to inspire students from their home town to think about their future careers.
Paul has worked in the grocery industry for over 40 years:
“I remember so vividly being 18, growing up in Luton with no idea of what was possible to achieve. I launched the Working Options programme to inspire sixth formers by giving them an insight into what might be available to them. To date we’ve reached over 10,000 young people, and continue to provide our services free to schools and colleges. We get great feedback from students and we’re proud that our schools and colleges ask us back year after year.”