Basingstoke Consortium and EBP South have begun a campaign, ‘Work Experience Myths’, to encourage more businesses to offer work experience.
They manage work experience placements for over 4000 young people across Hampshire and surrounding areas.
Ian Saynor, Contracts Manager at Basingstoke Consortium EBP South said ‘Our biggest challenge is businesses making incorrect assumptions that they are unable to offer work experience when in fact they can. The aim of the campaign is to make businesses aware that offering work experience is easy and a benefit for their business.’
The Myths Include:
With the increased number of work experience placements required, businesses across all sectors are being encouraged to offer work experience through Basingstoke Consortium and EBP South.
They provide a one-point of contact for businesses to offer work experience to multiple schools. Businesses can register online with the placement(s) and their availability.
In addition, Basingstoke Consortium and EBP South manage extended work experience placements for students on an alternative curriculum. Extended work experience placements are often a stepping stone for students to progress onto apprenticeships or college.
Find out more at https://www.basingstokeconsortium.co.uk/businesses.html