Finding you great work experience students
If you're passionate about bringing the working world to life, get in touch today.
With over 72,000+ employers pledging their support to work experience already, we are in a race to reach 100,000. Changing Education is passionate about preparing the next generation for their working life and we achieve this by collaborating with great employers.
At the Changing Education Group, we help you find students passionate about getting to know your business and supporting jobs that aren't getting done.
91% of employers reported a marked improvement in student recruitment using our tailored services. In the short term, we will bring you work experience students who are desperate to succeed and who can help your business tick, from making the coffee to taking on time-consuming research projects. In the long-term, this is a pathway to you finding employees of the future, with no need for recruitment agencies or campaigns.
Using our dedicated student-facing platform, Connect, you define precisely what your business does, your work culture and the help you need, ensuring the right students come directly to you.
We do all this via CONNECT our incredibly powerful employer engagement platform.
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Schools and College Partners across the UK
Classic or Virtual Work Experience
It's easier than ever to help inspire our future leaders
There are many ways to pledge your support to work experience, from hosting a placement to delivering a virtual talk or interview. It has never been easier and quicker for employers to help.
Our programmes are designed to offer students a taste of the working world whilst being quick and easy for employers to support either onsite or remotely. We explain how your organisation can help inspire future leaders below and in this handy guide.
Get FREE exposure that suits YOUR needs
Can you welcome students into your place of work and provide them with hands-on experience?
Traditional work experience is back on the agenda and is a vital part of a young person’s career development. You will welcome one or multiple students into your place of work for either one or two weeks.
Your assigned student will be treated as a member of staff during their designated work experience period. The experience can be pivotal for helping students decide on which career path to take and can be an essential first step into the world of work.
If you are interested in supporting work experience, please get in touch with us.
Project 25 is our initiative to engage with at least 25% of the nation’s hardest to reach young people and match them up to an employer for between 1 & 2 days per week for the entire academic year.
An academic pathway isn’t for everyone, and we find that the cohorts that access the initiative benefit most from accessing the world of work.
You will be genuinely transforming someone’s life and allowing them to kick-start a career in your sector.
If you are interested in supporting Project-25, please get in touch with us.
Technical Levels are new courses that follow on from GCSEs and are equivalent to 3 A levels.
These 2-year courses, launched in September 2020, have been developed in collaboration with employers and businesses to meet the industry’s needs and prepare students for work, further training or study. A mandatory requirement is ‘on the job experience, which must last at least 315 hours (approximately 45 days).
You will be tapping into a future talent with a genuine desire to work in your sector. Supporting T-Levels is an excellent opportunity to add diversity to your talent pipeline and help kick start a young person’s career.
If you are interested in supporting, please get in touch with us.
Upload a 2 minute Sector Spotlight video
Can you make a big impact on a students career in two minutes?
Firstly, we encourage as many employers as we can to record a sector spotlight video – a short snapshot of how you got to where you are today – it will only take a few minutes of your time but is an invaluable resource for our students.
To make it as easy as possible, we’ve scripted seven simple questions for you to use as prompts during your video.
Once complete simply send us your video and we will take care of the rest; professionally editing your clip before sharing on our various platforms once finished.
For step-by-step instructions, download our Sector Spotlight guide here. If you need some inspiration, you can watch other employer videos already released here.
Industry Insight Interview
Your story will inspire others, why not stand up and share it with the next generation?
The industry insight video is a pre-recorded interview hosted by Amos, one of our fantastic careers specialists. The interview is an insight into your journey and how you got where you are today. The interview is an opportunity for us to ask employers about their own career journey and to get tips and advice which can support students wishing to enter this profession.
The interview takes around 45 minutes and gives students the opportunity to get a real insight into your line of work and forms an invaluable part of their work experience week. If you are interested, please get in contact with us.
Below are a few example questions that you are likely to be asked during the Industry Insight Session:
- Did you always want to be in this profession?
- What route did you take into your career?
- Did you study at university?
- What is your day-to-day work like?
- What kind of skills and knowledge do you
need to be good at what you do?
- What career tips can you offer to someone
who wants to get into your career?
- What are your plans for the future?
- How can people learn more about your
Live Masterclass Sessions
Our Live Masterclass Session is an opportunity for you to give students a real insight into your world and what you do day to day. Amos will be hosting the live interview, but this will ultimately be an opportunity for you’as the star of the show – to steer the interview.
Imagine you are talking to a new client about your business or your industry. What would you showcase? What would your day consist of? We want to know it all!
We ask students to submit questions to Amos and a selection will be presented as part of an interactive Q&A. This interview is interactive, which the students enjoy, and is an important part of the experience.
The interview takes around 45 minutes and gives students the opportunity to get a real insight into your business and what working life could be like in your industry. If you are interested, please get in contact with us.
The Futures Panel
Do you like the idea of being recognised as a thought leader within your space?
The Futures Panel is another live facet of our work experience week. Hosted by our very own Amos directing the conversation, the futures panel consists of a minimum of 3 like-minded industry professionals sharing views and ideas to help students kick-start their career journey.
This is a fantastic opportunity for the audience to get a range of different views from various industry professionals.
The Futures Panel interview is a live event and takes around 45 minutes. If you are interested in being a panelist, please get in contact with us.
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We complete a series of pre-placement actions with each student to ensure the best fit placement for your business
Our best in class Software platform and student application makes managing the work experience easy for you and your student.
Our experienced employer relationship management team will support you every step of the way.
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- Play your part in building bright futures
- Create career aspirations
- Have direct access to a diverse talent pipeline
- Develop the skills of the future Workforce
Marston's, case study
“As a company Marston’s has always been focused on investing in young talent, this year we gave ourselves the goal of going one step further by investing in a work experience programme with the main objective of changing mind-sets when it comes to careers in hospitality! We’ve decided to partner with Changing Education Limited in delivering this programme because we believe that they are one of the largest educational brokerage companies in the country and have certainly demonstrated their high level of expertise when it comes to the world of work experience.So far our working relationship with Changing Education has been incredibly productive, with them leading the way on many aspects of the programme. We’re looking forward to seeing this working relationship develop further over the coming months and years.
As a company we would definitely recommend engaging with Changing Education if you’re thinking of starting a work experience programme in your organisation or even if you’re looking to improve on what’s already there.”
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Sector Spotlight Video
Industry Insight Interview
Live Masterclass Sessions
The Futures Panel
Further guidance video coming soon.
Work experience is vital in helping young people make the right choices and realise their potential. Such experiences can be pivotal for deciding which career path to take and can be an important first step into the world of work. At Changing Education we understand the challenges faced by schools and colleges to encompass a "wider careers model" within their curriculum and the additional cost and resource this can incur.
We're on a mission to engage with at-least 25% of the nations hardest to reach young people and match them up to an employer between 1-2 days per week for the whole academic year. In the UK, 35 students are permanently excluded from school every day and only 1% of those go on to achieve the requirement of 5 good GCSE's.
T Levels are new courses coming in September 2020, which will follow GCSEs and will be equivalent to 3 A Levels. These 2-year courses have been developed to meet the needs of industry and prepare students for work. T Levels will offer students a mixture of classroom learning and 'on-the-job' experience during an industry placement of at least 45 days.
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At Changing Education Corporate, we put Industry at the heart of what we do, utilising our market-leading research to inform you how we can best support your growth.
Through our consultancy process, we develop a deep understanding of client requirements, with over 12 years of experience underpinned by our internationally recognised software platform and student facing App which enables access to industry-approved future leaders.
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