What does S4SNextGen do?

Inspiring Companies
Established to support the UK’s top firms and organisations to host high-impact work experience

For state school students who lack opportunities & industry access

Best-practice advice and example models on how to host placements that make a difference  

Application and advertising portal to connect our teachers, students & employers

Calling State School Students

See a video snapshot of what we do here

If you are a state school, academy or college student aged between 14 - 18,
​ we are here to help you find inspiring work experience with top organisations.

Whatever your talent is - we want to unlock your potential because we believe in the power of the next generation. If you have not had work experience before, are from a background that means you struggle to access any experience and know you would make an enthusiatic candidate, there are employers looking to host you. Yes, you!​

Click here to find out who employers are looking for!

Teachers can find out more about nominating students here

Without this programme, I would have found it difficult to access quality work experience because I found it hard to search for placements independently

Calling State School Students

Tools & Guidance

A free, digital portal that helps by providing:

  • Dashboard tools to help manage the process
  • Applications that helps target students based on both need and enthusiasm                                                                    
  • HR, manager and safeguarding tips for hosting
  • Advertising portal helping reach students who might not be aware of an industry or brand
  • Best practice examples                                                                                                                                       
Find Out More

Case Studies




Natural History Museum


M&G Investments


BSI Group

Placements come in many shapes and sizes - - take a look at the case studies above for examples