An Employers Guide to Work Experience
Could you play a part in helping us to prepare our students for the future?
We welcome employers who can spare some time to work with our
students, teaching staff or Careers team, to share their expertise of
recruitment and their knowledge of specialist industries.
Work experience is simply an experience of the workplace at an employer's premises which is directly related to a student's study. It could be just for a day, or a week but could also be for up to 350 hours, with the students performing as your employee.
Benefits to your business
A Fresh Approach
Young people bring new ideas and skills that reflect the interests and skills of the next generation of your customers
Enhancing your businesses' brand by demonstrating to the local community that you invest in training and development, whilst helping to achieve your Corporate Social Responsibility targets
Improved Recruitment for Entry Level Jobs
In many cases, a future apprentice or employee has been recruited following a successful work experience placement
Raise the Profile of Your Industry
Positive early introductions for young people can influence them to pursue a career in your industry and shape their subject and qualification options
Staff Engagement and Development
You can treat work experience as an opportunity for current staff to get behind a cause
Building Partnerships with Local Employers
Opportunities to network with professionals in the same or related industries, sharing ideas and filling skills gaps
Other Ways You Can Work With New College
If you or your business are not able to offer work experience yet, there are still lots of ways in which you can inspire and work with our students: