• Getting started with work experience

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Further Guidance - Useful Resources

Below are a few of the useful documents from the charity as well as external bodies that you can use if you are new to work experience, or want to learn more about how you can help improve the work you are already doing in this area. A key part of S4SNextGen programme is sharing existing best practice and transferable resources directly from employers and schools.

Please note that if you are new to work experience you will need to check with the appropriate authorities for any legal requirements as a business or school. 

Are you an employer still unsure of how to get started? Register your interest as an employer and we can set up short call to discuss how the portal can work alongside your new or existing work experience provision.

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For employers: Getting Started with S4SNextGen

A summary of the S4SNextGen programme for employers including why we help with work experience, how we work with different employers and key lessons learned from our 2016 pilot.

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FOR SCHOOLS: GETTING STARTED WITH S4SNEXTGEN

A summary of the S4SNextGen programme for educators including more about what the programme has to offer and lessons learned from our 2016 pilot.

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Parental Consent Form

A parental consent form which can be used for Work Experience and similar opportunities including top tips on preparing for placements.

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Top Tips for Students taking Work Experience

Essential advice for students taking Work Experience including advice on how to prepare, what employers expect and what you should do after to make the most of the experience.

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Health & Safety Executive - Work Experience Guide

Work placement arrangements are too often seen as over-bureaucratic and burdensome, putting off potential employers. Visit the H&S Executive guide to cutting through the bureaucracy.

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HSE - Brief guide to health and safety for employers

Aimed at employers who provide work experience opportunities to young people, this leaflet will help you ensure students have their health and safety protected while they are with you.

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DFE: Work Experience made simple - mythbuster

Work experience – it’s easier than you think! A basic guide to hosting work experience for employers including common questions and comments from employers and good practice.

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For Schools: Work experience readiness checklist

Schools and colleges can use this checklist to help test their readiness to facilitate high quality work experience for students.

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Safeguarding young people on Work-Related Learning including Work Experience

Guidance from DCSF & Ofsted on safeguarding for work experience.

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UKCES - Not Just Making Tea, Reinventing Work Experience

This guide explains how important quality work experience is to inspire young people.

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CIPD - Making work experience work - top tips

The CIPDs top tips for hosting Work Experience placements.

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CIPD - Work experience placements that work

The CIPDs practical guide for employers on setting up a quality work experience programme.

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Access to employer and school led Tool Kits and resources during the process is one of the benefits in being a part of the S4SNextGen programme. For more resources and guidance please click here to register