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Benchmark 6: experiences of workplaces



Every student should have first-hand experiences of the workplace through work visits, work shadowing and/ or work experience to help their exploration of career opportunities, and expand their networks.

• By the age of 16, every student should have had at least one experience of a workplace, additional to any part-time jobs they may have.

• By the age of 18, every student should have had one further such experience, additional to any part-time jobs they may have.

To view the latest resources from the Careers & Enterprise Company on this benchmark click here

To view our Virtual Work Experience Newsletter from June 2020 click here

 

Examples of Workplace experiences:

 - work experience placements (1-2 week block or weekly commitment)

 - work experience in school

 - volunteering; work experience (less than 1 week)

 - workplace visits

 - job shadowing

 - holiday placements

 

Careers and Enterprise Company Guides:

Work experience, job shadowing and workplace visits.  What works? 

Guidance for Benchmarks 5 and 6: scoring online employer engagement in Compass and Compass+

Making it Meaningful Checklist

 

Examples of Employer Workplace experiences:

Amazon UK offer free warehouse tours at their 8 locations across the UK; this includes their warehouse in Coventry.

https://www.aboutamazon.co.uk/amazon-fulfilment/tour-an-amazon-fulfilment-centre/where-you-can-tour-an-amazon-fulfilment-centre-in-the-uk

BSMHFT Clinical Insights & Work Experience opportunities - offer a range of Work Experience Programmes that currently includes Clinical Insights and Work Experience opportunities to help support and grow a skilled, diverse and flexible workforce that meets the needs of our service users, both now and in the future.  To be considered students need to be in full-time education; years 10 to 13, and/or resident in the local Birmingham and Solihull areas.

https://www.bsmhft.nhs.uk/about-us/join-us/work-experience/

BMW 'Girls Go Technical' - open to female students in Year 11 and above the programme runs for three days over October half-term.  This programme is a good opportunity for females to explore if engineering could be right for them.

https://www.bmwgroup.jobs/gb/en/opportunities/girls-go-technical.html

Insights Weeks at PwC - suitable for Year 12 students pwc offer a paid week of work experience in the Summer for students to learn more about the world of business, accounting or technology.

https://www.pwc.co.uk/careers/school-jobs/jobs/work-experience.html

 



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