Jan 2021 / Discover Reality

Introducing ‘Discover Reality’ – Utilising Virtual Reality to provide Work Experience

Discover Reality will present a catalogue of work experience opportunities to your students using state of the art Virtual Reality headsets. For the first time we are able to provide an accessible representation of a range of careers through this highly engaging, safe and inclusive delivery model. Through these experiences, young people will get a feel and understanding of what job roles entail and support them to make informed choices about their career pathways for future years. Many employers are getting behind this approach and we have a catalogue of businesses who have filmed VR footage for your students to access.

Discover Reality offers the opportunity for many thousands of young people across multiple schools to understand the world of work and employment opportunities that are available should they decide to pursue a career within a chosen sector. Using this approach significantly more young people will benefit from this real world insight into the world of work as opposed to the small number of students who organisations may ordinarily be able to accommodate using the more traditional work experience model.

Discover Reality has a direct line of sight to the aspirations of government to upskill our future workforce and address the skills gap by adopting more innovative and creative approaches to the way in which we engage our next generation of workers from a young age. Using Virtual Reality technology our Discover Reality model does just that. It embraces technology and puts the young person in the heart of the workplace through the use of the young person’s virtual reality headset. All headsets and equipment will be provided by The EBP into participating schools and colleges.

Importantly Discover Reality ensures your students experience the workplace and have meaningful employer encounters which supports the achievement of the Gatsby Benchmarks.

Thanks to the generous support from the business community, we have a bank of experiences available to schools and we are able to start taking bookings. To discuss your requirements, please get in touch on 01522 574100 or email enquiries@the-ebp.co.uk 

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