Primary school opportunities

City Careers Open House Primary

Funded by the City of London Corporation, City Careers Open House (CCOH) Primary is an aspiration raising programme designed to give students in year 6 their first insight into the City and help prepare students for the transition to secondary school. Pupils from state schools in the City fringe boroughs spend the afternoon at a City firm, gaining an insight into working life and the huge variety of opportunities the City offers.

City Careers Open House primary

This programme is free for state schools in Camden, Hackney, Islington, Lambeth, Southwark, Tower Hamlets and Westminster. City of London Corporation

Key highlights of the sessions include:

  • An introduction to the City allowing students to gain an understanding of the different sectors and learn about the types of jobs available
  • Encouraging students to think about and discuss their own personal aspirations for the future
  • A tour of the offices given by employees from the host company to better understand a workplace environment
  • The opportunity for students to interview City workers and ask questions about their career path
  • Team building activities designed to encourage students to showcase a range of key skills that will be needed in secondary school and beyond

Introduction to Working Life

Funded by the Nomura Charitable Trust, the Introduction to Working Life workshop is targeted at year 6 students and provides insight into the jobs that people have in the City. These sessions consist of a three to four hour workshop for primary state schools in Lewisham and Enfield.  

City Careers Open House primary

Classroom sessions 

We deliver a wide range of engaging sessions tailored to the needs of your students and your school. Most sessions are free to state schools in London. Please contact us directly to see how we can work with your school.

We can visit your school to:

  • Deliver workshops on employability skills
  • Run our 'Trading Game' workshops to help students advance their numeracy skills

These sessions are made available thanks to funding from Allen & Overy LLP.

Allen & Overy 

For more information or to book a place, please contact a member of our team or call 020 7628 9904.

Please note, all our staff are DBS checked.


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