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What is S4SNextGen?

We are a work experience programme and portal connecting state school students with placements at prestigious organisations across the country.

Our Mission
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!

Our work experience achievements so far


Want to know more about what these placements look like? Take a look at our case studies page. 


Features of the programme

Work experience
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
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

Other opportunities
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. 

What Next?

>>I'm an employer
Check 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 student
If 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 teacher
Our 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.

''To say that I was absolutely thrilled to acquire this placement would be an understatement''