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

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By joining, I confirm I have read and agree with the S4SNextGen terms of use and privacy policy and permit Speakers for Schools to contact me about participation, record my personal details for employer opportunities and keep my contact details on record for this programme. I confirm I am at least 14 years of age, attend a state school and realise any application will require teacher and parental consent.


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