For employers

Offer virtual work experience

Offering work experience to students, particularly those under the age of 18, can be challenging for employers at the best of times. During the Covid-19 pandemic, it's almost impossible. 

Speakers for Schools can help employers offer virtual work experience programmes to young people from state schools who would not otherwise have access to these opportunities. The advantage of a virtual work experience programme is that is doesn't take up seats in an office. It also means young people can do work experience wherever they are.

Speakers for Schools can provide support to employers who are interested in offering virtual work experience. They also provide free tools and resources to support organisations at all stages including:
  • Safeguarded recruitment portal and guidance on recruitment
  • How-to guides
  • Models and templates for placements
  • Activity ideas
  • Best practice insights

Whether you are a small firm, cultural organisation or multi-office corporate, Speakers for Schools can help overcome some of the challenges to hosting young people on placements.

To find out more, go to: Speakers for Schools virtual work experience