Work experience is one of the most important links between employers and schools/colleges. It provides an opportunity for young people to experience first-hand (and often for the first time) what happens in a working environment.
Each year Education Business Partnership work with their extensive network of employers to source both pre- and post-16 work experience placements for over 1,500 students from schools and colleges across the Thames Valley and Wiltshire. The placements they source help young people develop their employability skills while gaining an insight into working life and potential career opportunities. Students on vocational courses also gain the required first-hand experience to support their studies.
EBP take great pride in tailoring placements to individual students via thier fully-managed service, work experience placements help to inspire young people about their future career, as well as encouraging:
- Increased motivation, self-awareness and confidence
- Better communication, organisation and social skills
- Enhanced awareness of the work environment
- Positive attitudes to work
“I am so lucky to have gained such valuable skills over the past few months such as gaining more confidence so when I am left on my own I know what I am supposed to be doing. I have had such amazing feedback from my placement which just makes it even more special.” Student