Work experience

Introducing young people to the world of work

We support schools and academies to facilitate their work experience offer supporting their pupils to gain vital skills and show employers what they can contribute to the world of work

Work experience is a great way for young people to learn new skills and get some experience on their CV. We support schools and academies to facilitate their work experience offer, supporting their pupils to gain vital skills and show employers what they can contribute to the world of work.


Why is work experience important?


• It improves success chances in job searching
• It provides an opportunity to sample different employment sectors
• It helps pupils gain a real sense of an industry, gaining experience and knowledge from employers who really understand the requirements of the sector
• Shows passion and interest, evidencing motivation which is highly valued by employers
• Enables identification of strengths and development areas
• Provides insight into the softer skills required to thrive in the workplace
• Begins a network of contacts


We support schools and academies by:


• Working with their governing board and senior leaders to establish specific needs and requirements.
• Providing access to our extensive network of reputable employers who have all been health and safety checked.
• Providing detailed support materials for local employers, students and parents.
• Providing work experience opportunities for students to record and reflect on their achievements and skills developed.
• Providing work experience teams with regular updates, CPD opportunities, resources and information relating to work experience changes and legislation.


For more information, contact Entrust by calling 0333 300 1900 or emailing skills@entrust-ed.co.uk

Providing short term planning support to Chorley Council

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‘Capita was very knowledgeable and adapted quickly to the job, learning new policies and methods of working with ease'

Caron Taylor, Principal planner, Chorley Council

Providing planning enforcement support to Trafford Council

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'At the end of the day the crucial factor for the host is the quality, competence and attitude of the individual. We found that Brian Johnson was excellent in all these regards. The support and communication to us as the host authority from Capita has always been of a high standard'

Graeme Levy ,Regulatory services manager, Trading Standards & Licensing, Trafford Council

Supporting employment and the local community in Southampton

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Through a dedicated CSR programme and working closely with the Council and local stakeholders the Partnership is making a real difference to the people of Southampton.

Southampton and Capita Partnership