Work Experience

Offering a work experience placement to a student gives you the opportunity to shape the next generation of employees. Your support and encouragement will help a young person to make more informed career choices for the benefit of individual businesses and the whole economy.

Employers have a wonderful opportunity to enrich the development of an individual young person and to invest in the quality of the emerging workforce.

How does CapitalSouth support work experience?
CapitalSouth offers a centralised brokering service, working with schools, colleges and businesses  developing appropriate work experience for young people.

CapitalSouth also offers continuing support to employers through personal contact. We give guidance on placement arrangements, responsibilities, job descriptions and legal requirements, including child protection. A team of pre-placement visitors is there to support you. Each CapitalSouth work experience programme meets national quality standards.

What is your role?
As a business, your role in work experience placements is to:

  • Provide a placement for a student, typically for a two week period
  • Offer a suitable role and set of activities for the student over the course of the placement
  • Develop the student’s employability skills
  • Ensure a positive overall experience for the student

For more information please see  Work Experience for Employers, or sign up online to offer work experience placements for local students.