Online resources to support schools & college - Founders4Schools & Marketplace

Founder4Schools (F4S)

Online resource to help young people at school & college learn more about the world of work.

Educators (teachers and lecturers) create events on F4S (it’s free) and the system matches their  needs with leaders from industry that have offered their time and experience to support events in your area (it’s near where they live or work); for example to give a class talk or support a careers event. The system will offer up business leader matches that have signed up to F4S based on their info and also integrates with their Linkedin profile – which you can access and see if the person(s) is suitable, is so select them or click more to see more suggestions. Once you have selected the people you need, F4S contacts them for you. The system is free and simple to use. Watch the F4S video - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uY-BsXib1Ss


Marketplace is a free online tool offered by Skills Development Scotland – where schools and colleges can find opportunities that have been posted by employers such as talks, tours, school visits, challenges or work placements – all with the aim of helping young people learn more about the world of work.

Get your students learning about the world of work with offers from employers tailored to their learning outcomes. The Marketplace online tool makes it easy for you to make connections. Search, book and confirm places for your class direct through Marketplace.

Here is a video about Marketplace made by DYW Edinburgh who designed and piloted the system - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0FTmpmhM01s

To access either free online resource please visit: https://www.myworldofwork.co.uk/marketplace