Apprentices to visit primary schools under new careers advice scheme

Under a new initiative from The National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT), school children as young as five will receive school visits and careers advice from professionals.

Primary Futures will see up to 100,000 people, from apprentices to company CEOs, discussing their roles in an attempt to widen pupil’s horizons and give them an idea of how to apply what they have learned in the classroom to the outside world.

NAHT general secretary Russell Hobby said: “For children of primary age, making a connection between what they learn in the classroom and how it relates to the world of work isn’t easy. Primary Futures is intended to change that.

“It is not about specific careers advice, or fixing on one path for the future at age 11. It is about widening horizons on what can be achieved.”