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Employers

We are always keen to hear from employers who are interested in providing work experience placements. We can offer advice and guidance on how to make placements successful, and what will work best for your business.

There is compelling evidence that when young people gain insights into the world of work whilst still at school, they can expect to do better in their later working lives.

The benefits to employers of offering work experience include:

  • raising your profile with students, parents/carers and teachers
  • providing opportunities for staff development
  • looking at your business from a new, young perspective
  • capitalising on young people's ideas and skills, particularly in IT and using social media
  • influencing potential new recruits.

The benefits to young people of work experience include:

  • learn new skills and experience a professional work environment
  • influence future career choices
  • improve confidence, motivation and resilience

Placements can be flexible in duration - either 1 or 2 weeks' duration or 1 or 2 days per week for a full day or even a couple of hours a day.  Students are not paid and you are not required to provide any special training, just guidance and the benefit of your experience.

If you would like to offer work experience to a young person in Bromley or just find out more about what it involves, please contact Sarah Hogan on (020) 8461 6494 or e-mail sarah.hogan@bromley.gov.uk. See the downloads section for our 'Notes for Parents and Employers'.

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