The Benefits to Employers
Work experience placements provide many opportunities and benefits to both employers and students. Those most commonly cited by employers are:
- Influencing the quality of future employees:
Employers can help improve the quality and preparedness of young people coming onto the labour market.
- Development of recruitment channels:
Building links with Peterborough College can help to attract leavers into jobs and can reduce recruitment costs.
- Influencing career choices:
Many employers have found that work experience placements are the ideal way of raising the profile of career opportunities within their organisation.
- Raising the community profile:
Many employers attach importance to raising their profile in the community. Work experience placements provide a valuable means of creating a positive image amongst students, teachers, parents and employees.
If your organisation is able to support our students by joining our work experience scheme, please get in touch. Work experience placements are flexible and can be arranged to fit with your requirements, whether you’re able to offer a placement for a few hours a week or would prefer a student to work a full day each week for a period of time.
Lots of jobs can help students gain valuable transferable skills, so even if your industry doesn’t directly relate to a student’s course, it can still be hugely beneficial on both parts.
Offering work experience could also offer a fantastic way to meet potential candidates for apprenticeships or even employment on the completion of the student’s course.
If you are thinking about engaging with work experience and would like to discuss this further we would be more than happy to hear from you.