Alternative Work Experience

A unique work experience opportunity
Key features (the last 3 years):

94% of students would recommend this programme to other students

The purpose of the programme was to provide an innovative way of delivering work experience to the participants. The programme was designed to give the students a real taste of enterprise, and to help them improve their employability. We run programmes with independent and state schools from around the country with the aim to challenge a range of students from different backgrounds.

The programme is delivered over 4 days:

The first and second day involved the Entrepreneur in You programme, which culminates in the Trading Game on the second day.

The third day involved Job Hunting, Recruitment activities and educational next steps. Volunteers are invited to take part in the sessions and give guidance to the students regarding job hunting and interview skills. The participants will look at the impact that their digital footprint could have on their future employment chances.

The fourth and final day connects students with volunteers from various local, national and international companies, to provide insight into the world of work. We have secured some top companies in the past to take part in the programme including Skanska, Salesforce, Barclays, EDF Energy, BT, PWC and Mitie amongst others.

Key learning outcomes (average score for the last 3 years):
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