Who are we

Xperience are a specialist central work experience organiser that support schools and other educational establishments with their work experience placements and work-related learning projects and programmes.  The team has 20 years of specialist knowledge and experience in this area of work and provides support/advice around duty of care, safeguarding and health & safety requirements during work experience placements.

The Xperience Team currently places 6,000 students (across West Yorkshire) in work placements and in addition has worked with other client groups including; graduates, unemployed, lone parents and university students.  We work in conjunction with a range of business partners across all sectors to ensure young people engage with employers through work placements and other experiences of the world of work.  Each student requires a unique and meaningful work placement to meet their individual curriculum pathways and allow them to explore the world of work in a safe working environment.  The Xperience Team can broker work placements on behalf of schools, arrange work-related programmes and carry out a thorough vetting service with the employer on behalf of the school.

How can we support you

  • Placement finder service
  • All placements health & safety/insurance vetted to ensure a safe learning environment
  • Access to a secure “live” Xperience database to search for employers
  • Full training on the Xperience database and follow up support by telephone
  • Launch assembly briefing for students
  • Student Work Placement Journal/diary
  • Parent Information sessions
  • Support and advice on all aspects of the work placement process
  • Access to work experience school meetings to tap into employers & share best practice
  • Access to special employer programmes and initiatives
  • Accident/Incident management & investigation reporting
  • Partnerships with other organisers/LA’s to co-ordinate Out of Area Placements
  • Legal support and advice around work experience and school’s duty of care

Our service

  • Employability Workshops
  • Full preparation Work Placement Assemblies
  • Pre-placement Health & Safety Talks
  • Primary Ready for Work events
  • Work Place Visits
  • Work Placement School Audits
  • Signposting for Careers Events
  • Internship Programmes and Work Related Learning Projects
  • Panel of Experts – an employer Q&A session for pre-placement preparation
  • SEND Ready for Work Events

Contact us

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  • "....Once again thank you and the team for everything that you have done for me this year...." ,

    WEX Co-ordinator at Ralph Thoresby School

  • "I would just like to thank everyone at Xperience but especially Parmjit. I have enjoyed working with her as my 'link'. She was so enthusiastic, helpful and really keen to make sure everything was sorted and everyone was placed. Parmjit did secure some placements directly and some last minute places that I was able to put students in to - thank you, you did a great job!"

    Careers & WEX Co-ordinator at Belle Vue Girls' School