Young people are looking for a chance to shine in a very tough environment. By offering a work placement you’ll give a student an experience that could dramatically improve their career prospects.
There are many different tasks to fill a student’s time productively so that they acquire skills they’ll return to for years to come. This could be critiquing a team meeting, conducting a customer survey or getting stuck into a mini-
Make the most of having a young person with you. What can you learn from them? You might find that a student can help your business with an insight into young people’s buying habits, or social networking, or helping your staff get more out of the technology available to them.
You have a collection of valuable first-
There aren’t many better ways to find your latest recruit or a future apprentice than to have a good look at them in the workplace for a few days.
Developing relationships with schools and becoming active in the community helps build a positive image for your business and can raise its profile in the local area.
Adapted from Barclays Likeskills Programme