We work in partnership with professional networking site LinkedIn, offering opportunities for World Class students to develop the World Class characteristics they have honed at school beyond education, through use of the LinkedIn platform.
LinkedIn is used by employees and employers worldwide as a platform for building meaningful networks to support personal and professional development. So much so, that many universities actively insist that students create a LinkedIn profile when they join, and encourage them to use the platform throughout their studies in order to maximise their networking and employability.
Online LinkedIn sessions for World Class schools
We have partnered with LinkedIn to offer online sessions for World Class accredited school staff, and their Year 11-13 students on how to create a LinkedIn profile, and how to maximise the benefits of using LinkedIn. These free sessions provide a practical and invaluable opportunity for students to extend their network and improve their employability and higher education potential, and for schools to build their brand and their alumni, and promote their World Class status. Further information on session content can be found below, and you can use the form at the end of this page to request a session recording.
“ I just wanted to let you know how amazing the LinkedIn workshop was. It was extremely informative and I am building my platform as we speak. I believe the resources we are working with are able to boost our careers in the future and us young people should take advantage of this.” Kainaat, Year 12 student, The Heathland School, Hounslow
Building a World Class LinkedIn profile
For schools (Year 6 teachers/careers staff/Marketing leads)
Your students will network, find their career, university place, apprenticeship etc. through professional social networks. 75% of 17 – 24 year olds already do this on the world’s largest professional social network LinkedIn.
LinkedIn UK’s bespoke session is available only for World Class schools on using LinkedIn to
- develop their alumni as World Class
- support their students to set themselves up with the World Class brand, giving them the advantage they deserve.
In the session LinkedIn talks you through how to
set up a LinkedIn page that
- automatically links your students as alumni
- brands your school as World Class
set up all your 16+ students with a profile that
- brands them as World Class
- links back to the school and World Class.
- gives them the networking advantage that will
increase their life chances
The more of our schools that do this, the more powerful this process is for individual students.
For students in Years 11-13
Once you have finished your exams, what next? You attend a World Class school, so you need to guarantee yourself a World Class future.
75% of 17 – 24 year olds already get their jobs through the professional social network LinkedIn. Colleges and universities use students’ LinkedIn profiles to allocate places. You need to be on it, if you want to get ahead.
LinkedIn’s free online session recording
- is exclusive to World Class students in the UK
- shows you how to build a World Class LinkedIn profile.
- is supported by follow-on sessions at the Symposium on 1st July when LinkedIn will run a programme for you which builds on these sessions, to help you thrive in education and employment, beyond school.
Request a session recording using the form below
LinkedIn will be hosting follow-up sessions at our virtual Symposium on 1st July – the event will be streamed online, free for all World Class school staff and students. Make sure you’re signed up – if you can’t attend live, as long as you’ve registered you will receive a recording of the sessions.
Find out more
For more information on our LinkedIn partnership, and to discuss getting involved either as a school, a student or if you are an organisation looking to partner with us, please feel free to get in touch.
LinkedIn Sessions - recording requestWorld Class School staff and students can use this form to request a recording of our free LinkedIn profile building sessions