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Work Experience at KES

King Ecgbert School are pleased to be launching a wider offer of Work Experience opportunities for their students from next academic year (2023-24).

In order to ensure this is fully inclusive, we are seeking the support of Sheffield employers to secure a commitment to offer our 14-17 year old students placements. In order to assist some students with securing placements, it is necessary to build up a network of employers who would be able to offer work experience placements.

Work Experience at King Ecgbert School is likely to take the form of one week each for 2 year groups of students. There is scope to offer a variety of formats of placements in line with the changing dynamics of workplaces in the city.

Employers can benefit in several ways from offering school work experience placements for a week. Here are some key advantages:

  • Talent pipeline: School work experience placements allow employers to identify and engage with potential future talent.
  • Employer branding: Offering work experience placements demonstrates a company's commitment to investing in the development of young people and supporting their local community.
  • Skill development: Work experience placements offer students a chance to apply academic knowledge to real-world scenarios.
  • Fresh perspectives: Bringing in young students with diverse backgrounds and experiences can infuse new ideas and fresh perspectives into the workplace. Students often bring a different lens to problem-solving, technology usage, and workplace dynamics.
  • Employee engagement: Involving current employees in mentoring or supervising students during work experience placements can boost their engagement and job satisfaction.
  • Corporate social responsibility: Participating in school work experience placements demonstrates an organisation's commitment to social responsibility.
  • Recruitment insights: Work experience placements provide employers with an opportunity to assess potential future hires in a low-risk environment.

If you're interested in taking part, please register your details here