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We are a work experience programme and portal connecting state school students with placements at prestigious organisations across the country.
Powered by education charity, Speakers for Schools, our mission is to help level the playing field for schools, academies and colleges, offering opportunities to engage with leading individuals and organisations that are shaping the UK and the world around them.
Want to know more about S4SNextGen? Check out this short video!
Want to know more about what these placements look like? Take a look at our case studies page.
We work with leading organisations to help them provide work experience placements to students who lack access and connections. We offer a free advertising and application portal for opportunities as well as employer consultations, step-by-step guidance and best practice to help bring together top placements.
Insight days are a great way to engage with a large number of enthusiastic students over a short one day event. If you or your organisation are keen to offer a glimpse at your industry or would like to learn more, please get in touch.
We also support a variety of other programmes designed to give students first hand experience of leading organisation and their industries. Please get in touch to find out how we could work with you.
Best practice symposiums
Since the programme began, we have held two employer symposiums to bring professionals together from leading organisations to share tips, advice and exchange questions about hosting work experience for state school pupils. We aim to provide more of these key events in the future.
>>I'm an employerCheck out our dedicated employer page to help you get you work experience programme off the ground or support existing schemes, so that you can host a successful and high impact placement.
>>I'm a studentIf you’re aged 14 to 18 and a state school, academy or college student, head over to our student page for full of details about how we can help you find and apply for high quality work experience at some really cool organisations!
>>I'm a teacherOur easy to use portal is designed to help you nominate your students for a special placement and support them throughout the process. For more details, please visit our schools page.
Speakers for Schools is an independent charity founded in 2011 with the aim of helping state schools and their students access leading figures for inspiring talks that encourage, inform and motivate for their future ambitions, free of charge. The charity provides this for free, having worked with 1,900 state secondary schools and 1,000 speakers to facilitate over 3,450 school talks across the UK to date. Speakers in the network range from leading politicians and CEOs of major companies to notable national journalists, arts people, scientists, leading entrepreneurs and academics.
''To say that I was absolutely thrilled to acquire this placement would be an understatement''
Mavelle, on her experience at Discovery Networks
S4SNextGen is managed by UK education charity Speakers for Schools. Established in 2011, the charity aims to help level the playing field for state school and college students by improving access to leading figures of all industries and backgrounds to engage and inspire them in their ambitions via free school talks and opportunities. To find out more visit www.speakers4schools.org.
Speakers for Schools is a registered charity in England and Wales (no 1150411) and Scotland (SC046586).
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As an advertising portal and free programme, all participants must agree to a basic set of terms to help us ensure quality placements, proper safeguarding and required monitoring that keeps the service free to our schools and students. You are agreeing to the below by registering.
S4SNextGen is a special service to help leading employers better offer their work experience placements to the state schools and students that need these opportunities the most. As an advertising portal and free programme, all participants must agree to a basic set of terms to help us ensure the quality, safety and continued free access to our content and placements.
For employers the participation agreement includes:
Thank you for your interest in our new programme S4SNextGen. This is a platform to help state school students access work experience placements and opportunities with leading companies from all sectors to get their first taste of the world of work. It especially focuses on students who don’t have access to quality placements through their school, parental or other networks.
Before proceeding to the registration page, please ensure…