MoJ Schools Outreach programme
The MoJ Schools Programme was developed in November 2016 to increase awareness, build confidence and enhance the career aspirations of young people from a range of backgrounds as they transition from school to employment.
The Programme is targeted at schools with more than 20% eligibility for free school meals. Volunteers work with schools to design and deliver a programme that will engage pupils, building their skills and confidence while signposting apprenticeship, graduate and entry level opportunities. Evidence suggests that careers talks are best received when they come from 'graduates' of a school. So we ask volunteers, where possible, to return to the schools they attended.
The aim of the MoJ Schools Programme is to increase applications - and ultimately recruitment - of candidates from less advantaged backgrounds, drawing in talent from the widest range of sources to improve business performance and to develop a workforce that truly represents the public we serve. MoJ have produced a range of tailored material to convey the message that less advantaged young people are encouraged to apply for jobs in the Civil Service, and if successful can have a rewarding career. At the core of this campaign is a series of nine short films detailing the experience of a diverse group of MoJ staff. Their stories reflect the life experiences that many recruitment or workplace social mobility surveys seek to identify - attendance at low-performing schools, coming from less advantaged areas, experience of care, disability. This is supported by banners and leaflets. The tagline is 'If I can do it, so can you.' All media includes a call to action in the form of signposting to the Civil Service Jobs website.