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Support our Career Insight Days

Hosting a career insight day with us creates a unique opportunity to showcase your company culture, engage with diverse talented young people, and inspire the next generation by offering valuable insights into your industry and the different career paths available.

Support with work experience places

We’re nurturing the next generation of diverse talent and that requires access to meaningful work experience opportunities. Partnering with us to help create these experiences strengthens diversity pipeline of your organisation and practically supports your organisation’s social responsibility commitments.

Work experience FAQs

What do we ask of our partners?

We need your organisation’s expertise and a commitment to ensure our young people gain meaningful insights into your company and industry. This involves making the time during the placement and having the patience to support your young candidates on their initial steps into the world of work.

How do we support our partners?

We source candidates from our target boroughs and those who have completed our employability course, WYZ For Work. We then provide a shortlist we feel would be a good-fit for your organisation. We also support the creating of a work experience plan and give guidance on best practice managing young candidates.

How long does the work experience placement need to be?

It can be as many or few days as you wish. 5 days is standard but there's nothing to say that a meaningful experience couldn't be created in a shorter time. However, we’d suggest 3 days as a minimum for placements. Any shorter and an insight day would be more practical.

What age group should the work experience be offered to?

We typically cater for 15-18 year olds but some organisations we've worked with have age minimums of 16 due to insurance restrictions. Other organisations support a younger intake. We're led by your capabilities.

Can the work experience be done remotely?

Young people value experiencing what might be their first commute to work, being in an office environment and having in-person professional interactions. We strongly advise that a large portion of the experience is in-person. Where this is not possible, we suggest any remote working days being towards the end of the experience duration. We also provide you with guidance to support remote working for young people.

When does the work experience need to take place?

Work experience usually runs during half-term school breaks (October, February) or early summer (July/August) to ensure young people can attend the day without disruption to their school schedule.

If your organisation is interested in partnering with us and you need a one-pager to get things moving internally, download our 'partnership one-pager' below.

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Our partners

We're passionate about developing impactful partnerships with organisations, schools and people that support our values. These partnerships help us to widen our reach so that we can support more young people.

If you're interested in discussing becoming a partner, whether for a specific initiative or more generally, please complete the enquiry form below. We'd love to discuss further.

Career Insight Day FAQs

What do we ask of our partners?

We need your office space, your organisation’s expertise and a commitment to ensure our young people gain meaningful insights into your company and industry. 

How do we support our partners?

We provide guidance pre-event and support on the day to ensure that everyone gets the most out of the event. We can help to structure the day and suggest activities. We take care of sourcing attendees, handling travel expenses and leading on safeguarding.

How many young people usually attend an event?

This is depends entirely on the size of facilities you can provide. From sprawling conference rooms to cosy engagements spaces, we’re happy to cater attendee numbers to your specific capabilities.

Who takes care of safeguarding during the event?

We gather parent/guardian information and ensure that we have enough DBS checked volunteers on hand to support on the day. Your colleagues will also be briefed to ensure they meet safeguarding best practice and are supported on the day. One of our lead volunteers will manage safeguarding on the day and can assist with any questions. Please see our safeguarding and privacy policies for further details.

How do we select young people to attend the event?

We have a wide network of schools and youth groups we support. We focus on boroughs with a high level of ethnic diversity and young people eligible for free school meals. We then prioritise young people who have been on our WYZ For Work accredited course as it prepares them for interactions with employers.

What time of year do the events usually take place?

Our events usually run during half-term school breaks (October, February) or summer (July/August) to ensure young people can attend the day without disruption to their school schedule.

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