work-experience

Work Experience for our Students

Could your business offer valuable work experience to our students?

Relevant work experience was rated by 66% of recruiting employers as being a critical or significant factor looked for in candidates (UKCES Employer Perspectives Survey 2014) 31% of young people starting their working lives do not feel they have the appropriate skills, citing a lack of work experience (71%) as being their main weakness (CBI/Pearson Education and Skills Survey 2013).

Placements give students the opportunity to gain real-world experience that is linked to their future progression including:

  • The chance to get a job which is often denied due to lack of experience
  • An opportunity to experience different job roles within a chosen sector
  • Experience in applying for positions and preparing for interviews
  • A chance to strengthen their CV and start to build a network of industry contacts

For you as an employer, it provides an opportunity to meet and work with potential talent within your business including:

  • Accessing those who are looking to join the labour market in your sector
  • An opportunity for staff development including supervision and coaching
  • Enhancing your image as an employer via community involvement

If you feel you could support our young people on their journey into work by providing a work experience placement, please call 01293 442341/442209 or email workexperience@centralsussex.ac.uk