2018 Christmas Round-up

It's been another great year here at employed.im! We wanted to take a minute to tell you about what we've been up to and to give you a hint of the exciting things to come in 2019!

Year 10 Work Experience Programme

2018 was a brilliant year for work experience with over 800 students doing one or two weeks of work experience! Carrie Yates, Work Experience Co-ordinator, had this to say about her first full year co-ordinating the programme: “I’d like to take this opportunity to thank my colleagues in the five high schools for their support. We managed to increase the number of employers supporting us and we received great feedback from the students- that’s a win in my eyes! I look forward to working with you again next year”

The students gain so much from work experience each year and get a great opportunity to develop those all-important employability skills. We asked the students to complete a survey after their work experience:


Thank you to all of the employers who supported the scheme in 2018, your support is always appreciated. We still need more employers to get involved so please do complete our quick online form here: my.employed.im/placementprovider - your support is extremely valued by students, and us of course!

Our new website

Hannah Wild, Marketing Executive, and others from the PDMS Design & Development teams have worked really hard this year in the creation and development of our new website- doesn’t it look great! Have a click around, some of the features we’re most proud of are:

- Making it in Mann

- Apprentice Bios

- My work experience 

- Our new recruitment packages


Partnership with The ESSG & ACE Committees

We’ve worked with the ESSG (Engineering & Sector Skills Group) and ACE (Awareness of Careers in Engineering) this year to help them deliver their engagement activities with education and show students the different types of Career opportunities within the Engineering sector. These activities included:

- Ambassador Sessions- Team members from the different companies visited schools to talk to students about their work, the qualifications they’ve obtained and the different pathways available to them.

- D&T Awards

- Biscuit Manufacturing Challenge at Ashley Hill Primary School!

We’re also working together with other agencies to organise a big STEM sector event which will be held in the summer- it’s going to be explosive! Watch this space!!!

Career Ready Isle of Man

Career Ready logoemployed.im is delighted to have been appointed the coordinators of Career Ready Isle of Man.  Career Ready is a UK based charity that offers mentoring programmes to students, and our focus locally is for STEM related subjects, working with Year 12 students. 15 students are confirmed onto the programme for 2019 which will see them matched with a mentor from local industry whom they will meet with once a month, followed by a 4 week paid summer internship.  We are still looking for mentors for the students – if this is something that interests you, please visit https://careerready.org.uk/get-involved and select the Year 12 programme. It requires just one hour per month during 2019 with your mentee and lots of enthusiasm! If you would like more information, please contact us on careerready@online.sch.im

Love Tech

Love Tech is a newly established not-for-profit initiative run by a group of local female business leaders and technologists on the Isle of Man.  Love Tech has been set up with the aim of inspiring and empowering girls and young women to explore the opportunities and careers available to them in the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) industries.  This is achieved through running events and providing educational talks/initiatives in local schools and in the local community.  Lorna has been involved in this and acts as schools lead due to the other careers work that employed.im do!  If you would like further information about Love Tech, please visit www.lovetech.im

We’ve had an excellent year and we are looking forward to a fantastic 2019!! Thank you to everyone we’ve worked with this year, it’s been a pleasure!

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!!!