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News - 27 October 2017

Can your business benefit from offering a ‘world of work’ experience?

Fair Train are bringing their work experience expertise to Plumpton College on Thursday 2 November.

In association with Always Possible, this mini conference will bring together employers and providers to learn and share best practice.

Employers place more significance on relevant work experience (66%) than on any other factor when assessing potential new recruits. However, just 40% of employers offer work engagement opportunities.

The challenge for the City is to build on this, and businesses are encouraged to work with our young people by offering more opportunities to enable them to gain an introduction to the world of work.

By joining forces we can achieve a substantial increase in the provision and uptake of high quality work related opportunities, as experience, employability, and entrepreneurial skills have greater currency than qualifications alone.

How to get involved?

Offer a work experience placement. As well as providing a greater awareness of the working world and its opportunities, they give students real skills which are essential when applying for jobs. 10% of businesses who had offered work experience had taken on a school leaver following a placement, so it might support your future recruitment needs too.

If you love your job or you have an interesting career story to tell, (many career paths, are winding roads) share your experience with students at a local school.

Take part in ‘work inspiration activities’- designed to bring young people in education closer to the workplace, such as mock interviews, delivering talks and holding site visits for students.

If you work in these key sectors - Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts or have studied STEM subjects, inspire the future generation by giving subject specific talks in secondary schools or colleges.

Support an unemployed young person back into work through the
Jobcentre Plus Scheme
. For some young people a lack of understanding of the working world is a significant barrier to finding and sustaining employment.

Get in touch

Our schools, colleges and careers advisers are working hard to ensure that young people are equipped for the world of work, but together we can achieve so much more. If you want to find out how you can get involved, please contact Lisa Mitchell, Employment and Skills Project Officer.
Brighton and Hove City Council: supporting the delivery of the City, Employment and Skills Plan.

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