Local businesses – we need your expertise!

At De Lisle College we are busy growing your employees of the future. We need your help to raise their career aspirations, develop their employability skills and learn more about the exciting industries in Leicester and Leicestershire.

If you want to inspire our students, we are open for business!

Contact us to get involved


Contact us using the above button and we’ll be in touch directly to talk about how you can make a difference in our school.  Being part of our business support network will provide you moments of great satisfaction but striving to make a difference can also be an exciting challenge! Having employers like you helping to inspire young minds and transform attitudes through a range of activities and opportunities is the foundation of an excellent careers programme as set out by The Gatsby Benchmarks: https://www.careersandenterprise.co.uk/careers-leaders/gatsby-benchmarks/ and the Careers and Enterprise Company.

Ways to support:

  • Be part of our Mock interviews with Year 10 students and help Year 10 and 11 students to structure their CVs
  • Give an inspiring talk based on your industry or job role
  • Run a hands-on workshop with activities relating to your area of expertise
  • Be part of our discussions about pathways after school, e.g. apprenticeships
  • Help champion specific issues and challenge barriers in the workplace around gender stereotyping, disability etc
  • Help bring a subject lesson to life by linking it to your industry
  • Offer a work experience placement for students at your business premises

What to expect…

By getting involved you will not only be supporting future workforce development and helping to broaden the minds of the young people but you will also be developing new skills for your staff, forging community links and building a positive profile for your company.

We will support you throughout your visit to us to ensure we maximise the use of your valuable time. Our Careers Leader is Mrs Heather Tyers. You can contact her on 01509 268739 or heather.tyers@delisle.leics.sch.uk

Our Careers Leader will:

  • Be your main point of contact for all enquiries
  • Organise pre-meets/discussions/information for activities you sign up to
  • Provide you with details of the local arrangements including parking, facilities and our safeguarding policy
  • With your permission, add you to our network and keep you up to date with future activities

To help you with your engagement there are a range of resources available here from the Careers and Enterprise Company.