Taking on a work experience student

We want you to host one of our 16-18 year old students for 2-5 days in your workplace. They will be studying a subject relevant to your industry and need to get a better idea of what the work environment is like. Here are a few details to make it as easy as possible.   [Read more…]

Healthcare Careers: Medical Research and Development

The second in a series of guides about health and social care careers. Read our previous article: An overview of the health and social care industry. If you want to save lives and help people, you don’t have to be on the front lines of patient care to make a difference. It’s not just doctors, [Read more…]

The pros and cons of being a freelancer

Could you use your skills to enter the world of self-employment? Whether you can write, build, design, teach, or you’re an accountant, marketer, project manager, web developer, or one of many more freelance professions, being a freelancer means you can work on your own terms. Freelancing can allow the flexibility to work when you want, [Read more…]

What tasks can you give to a work experience candidate?

Work experience gives students the opportunity to experience what working life is all about, usually in an industry or occupation that they are considering joining in the future. It typically lasts from a few days to a few weeks, and although voluntary and unpaid, it has a lot of value for the young people taking [Read more…]