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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.
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.
A summary of the S4SNextGen programme for educators including more about what the programme has to offer and lessons learned from our 2016 pilot.
A downloadable form to obtain student permission for photos during work experience placements and to stay in touch after the placement.
A parental consent form which can be used for Work Experience and similar opportunities including top tips on preparing for placements.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Schools and colleges can use this checklist to help test their readiness to facilitate high quality work experience for students.
Guidance from DCSF & Ofsted on safeguarding for work experience.
This guide explains how important quality work experience is to inspire young people.
The CIPDs top tips for hosting Work Experience placements.
The CIPDs practical guide for employers on setting up a quality work experience programme.
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 (SC046568).
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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…