Work Experience

Work experience provides a crucial opportunity for the development of vital employability skills. It can take place at any point, but for most it’s something which happens during secondary school. For many, that week or two will be the first taste of working life.

For all it is a valuable experience; developing employability skills is essential alongside traditional academic qualifications to help prepare for life after school, college and university.

We are committed to provide a work experience service that supports young people, schools, colleges and businesses work together to achieve meaningful and safe work experience as simply as possible.

What we provide:

  • An initial detailed meeting to discuss your work experience requirements
  • A comprehensive work experience management tool providing a time saving resource to enable you to efficiently manage your work experience programme
  • An online searchable database of more than 16,000 employers across the South West who have previously offered work experience placements
  • Experienced personnel within our Work Experience Liaison Officer team. Trained to IOSH and/or NEBOSH level they undertake duty of care checks with employers for work experience placements to ensure they are assessed/reviewed as suitable and compliant to provide a student placement location.

How to get in touch

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