Swindon and Wiltshire employers urged to offer virtual work experience opportunities
31/03/21 - Over the last 12 months, thousands of young people in Wiltshire missed out on the opportunity to gain an important insight into the world of work as face-to-face work experience programmes were cancelled due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The Swindon and Wiltshire Careers Hub is asking local employers to help address this situation by offering virtual work experience opportunities in June or July that will enable young people to learn about your business and sector.
The Careers Hub is working with Speakers for Schools
to help you provide a safeguarded and seamless online experience that will inspire and inform young people and help develop their career readiness and employability skills.
Offering a virtual encounter also gives you a great opportunity to increase the visibility of your organisation, support staff development and attract future talent.
It’s easy to set things up and the flexibility offered by the technology means your virtual experience opportunity could take place over an hour or two or across several days – whatever works best for your organisation and staff.
To find out more about virtual work experience and how your organisation can make a difference for young people in Wiltshire, please email [email protected]
Rewrite the story: Become an Enterprise Adviser in Swindon and Wiltshire
09/02/21 - The Careers and Enterprise Company has launched a new campaign calling for people to 'Rewrite the Story' and support schools and colleges to shape young people’s futures.
By becoming an Enterprise Adviser you can help bridge the gap between the world of work and education, supporting the Careers Leader and wider senior leaders of a school or college to deliver world class careers guidance to their students.
Enterprise Advisers are business professionals who come from any industry sector or professional background who are willing to volunteer their time to achieve positive change in local schools and colleges.
Before starting the role, all Enterprise Advisers will have an induction. Ongoing training will be provided locally by the Careers Hub and nationally by The Careers & Enterprise Company. Each Enterprise Adviser will also have a named Enterprise Coordinator (a staff member from the Careers Hub) that will support you to support your school or college.
You don't need to be a careers expert to become an Enterprise Adviser - it's your individual experience that matters. By partnering with a local school or college, you can use your skills, business experience and networks to help them develop a strong careers programme that supports all students.
To find out more and register your interest in becoming an Enterprise Adviser, visit the 'Rewrite the Story’ website.