At the Big Academy we're strong advocates of work experience and as our recruiters place young people with employers throughout the UK, we identify those who are happy to offer work experience placements to local schools and youth organisations. We can provide a free matching service linking students to employers and then arrange a work experience placement, from sign up to health and safety checks. In other words, we do all the hard work so you don’t have to!
This is a free service and particularly during the transition period (16-18), offers a critical element of employability. The Big Academy looks at a whole year group with its psychometric testing and then with the help of the school will look at the level of support required from the high achievers to the most at risk of students and deliver the correct amount of support.
But we don't just stop there! After students have completed their work experience placement, we follow this up with a workshop designed to evaluate its impact and get them thinking about the future. We offer support from start to finish and make sure they have more than enough to write about in their experience box when they are completing application forms for further study or employment!
Our education team can provide your students with a meaningful and structured work experience programme, so email firstname.lastname@example.org
today to see how the Big Academy can help YOUR students prepare for the world of work. We are totally flexible and here to help in any way we can.
If you already have work experience placements set up, but think the workshops can help to support your students, we can do that too!