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KCOM Community

Supporting schools

We want to inspire the next generation and help young people reach their full potential by giving them the skills and confidence to excel in a digital world.

We work with schools and colleges across Hull and East Yorkshire to spark enthusiasm for careers in technology and engineering and help children and young people prepare for the world of work.

"The support we receive from Brendon and the team at KCOM is invaluable. They can always be relied upon to support our schools with mock interviews, careers fairs, and activity days."

Yorkshire & Humber Co-operative Learning Trust

For primary schools

  • Children participating in the Simnet Challenge

    Simnet Challenge

    This fun and engaging activity demonstrates how the internet works. The challenge is delivered by KCOM employees to groups of up to 25 children and takes around an hour per group, including a short talk about staying safe online.

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  • KCOM Managing Director in school

    KCOM Key Skills

    This day-long, classroom-based programme is delivered by KCOM employees. Children will learn about key topics including communication skills, staying safe online and spotting fake news through a series of fun, interactive modules.

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  • School children playing the drums

    School-led activities

    Planning a careers or enterprise event at your school? We can help. From industry days to entrepreneurship projects, our employees love getting involved in activities that help children learn about the world of work.

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"It’s fantastic that KCOM is going out to schools with events like this and helping to tell children about keeping safe online in a fun and engaging way. It really helps to reinforce what the teachers are doing and encourages children to think in a different way about issues such as cyberbullying – and that there are people they can turn to for support if they’re worried about anything."

Emma Hardy MP

For secondary schools

  • Careers and employability support

    Careers and employability support

    Many local schools value business input to their careers provision. We provide volunteers and support for school-led activities including:

    • Careers fairs and talks
    • Mock interview and / or CV writing sessions
    • Employability skills days
    • Social media talks
    • Mentoring schemes
    • Enterprise projects

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  • Children learning at Ron Dearing UTC

    Support with STEM subjects

    As a technology and engineering company we want to inspire young people who are considering careers in these fields and support their learning as they prepare for the world of work. To improve the diversity of our own workforce we’re especially keen to encourage girls to think about jobs in tech and engineering.

    As well as careers talks that give students an insight into IT and engineering roles, we can also offer behind-the-scenes workplace visits and support with school-led STEM projects and activities.

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"It’s been really good to see the kids so engaged and having a good time today. Subjects like internet safety can be a really dry topic but the activities that KCOM brought in helped to make it entertaining and bring it to life."

Leanne Taylor, Year Six teacher, Eastfield Primary School

Get in touch

Interested in booking a KCOM school activity or want to find out more? Please complete the form below and our community coordinator Brendon Smurthwaite will contact you soon.

Your personal data

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Meet Brendon

As Community Coordinator, Brendon is responsible for planning and delivering our community programme.

Working with local schools is a major part of this so Brendon and his team of volunteers will be more than happy to get involved in supporting your school’s learning activities.

Brendon working with schoolchild