Together Engaged

How can my business help students?

Through offering a work experience placement your business will be playing a major part in a student’s crucial transition into the world of work. Work experience can help students learn some of the basic employability skills so vital when entering the workforce, for example:

  • Developing confidence and communication skills
  • Understanding working life and practices
  • Learning essential workplace behaviours
  • Gaining an understanding of relationships in the work place
  • Developing an awareness of Health & Safety
  • Providing a context for their learning in school
  • Increasing knowledge around career paths and employment opportunities

What’s in it for me or my business?

Benefits of supporting a Work Experience student:

  • Providing an opportunity for a student
  • Creation of staff line management opportunities
  • Enhancing the quality of the future workforce
  • Helping students make informed career choices
  • Building links with local schools and developing recruitment channels
  • Gaining access to the best school leavers for jobs and apprenticeships
  • Raising sector awareness
  • Raising the community profile and contributing to the corporate, social responsibility agenda

We greatly appreciate all the support that businesses like yours, and the thousands of others across South Yorkshire provide.

Employer Evaluations

If you’ve recently supported a work placement in your business, we’d love to see how you felt about it:

Employer Evaluation Form

Expression of Interest

If you’re interested in joining the heaps of businesses benefiting from fresh, young faces being offered the opportunity to work in a business like yours, take a look at this form and send it to us using the details on our contact page:

Expression of Interest Form


“Young people’s employability is the UK’s greatest political, social and economic challenge. Young people need high-quality employability support now more than ever”

“After statutory education ends the lack of work experience is often seen as a barrier when analysing CVs or during interview for work or College. Work experience delivers work related learning, which is therefore a major part of your son or daughter’s learning needs”

Professor Alison Halstead, Pro-Vice-Chancellor – Learning and Teaching Innovation, Aston University