Work Experience

Bridging the gap between education and the world of work, work experience placements ensure that young people feel better prepared when they enter the labour market as well as raising their aspirations and promoting a sense of positive well-being; however, schools & colleges can find it challenging to find large numbers of placements for their students each year – this is where we can help!

 

Our Work Experience Team has been supporting the local community for over 15 years providing high quality and impactful work experience placements in Oldham, Tameside and Rochdale and more recently across Greater Manchester including Bury, Manchester and Stockport. With schools having a statutory obligation, under Gatsby benchmarks, to ensure students engage in employer encounters, quality work experience placements have never been more important. We work hard to secure placements that are a result of partnership work between Positive Steps, local employers, schools/colleges and young people to ensure that the young person’s experience of work is motivating & meaningful.

 

With a database of over 3000 employers, Positive Steps has placed thousands of young people in high quality placements with this forecast to grow even further this academic year. Positive Steps will also ensure all employers are vetted in terms of Health & Safety in the workplace.

 

For employers, work experience is about giving back to society and helping the future economy by doing your bit to help preparing young people for the world of work, the importance of which cannot be underestimated. The impact a positive placement can have on a young person is remarkable.  It can help them decide which career path to take, help build confidence and raise aspirations.

 

Employers can take a great sense of satisfaction in recognising the impact that they can have on young people whilst schools and colleges are able to use work experience to inspire and motivate their students to achieve more.

 

There are benefits to the business too.  Supporting a work experience student can give existing staff experience of mentoring and supervising others; it can also develop your company’s reputation for nurturing young talent, giving you a fresh perspective on what young people in Greater Manchester have to offer.

 

We are always on the look-out for businesses to join our employer database – if you think you can support a young person in gaining an invaluable experience of work within your company, we want to hear from you. Our team is happy to answer any questions you might have.

 

If you are a school/college or parent who is interested in using Positive Steps to arrange work experience placements for your students or child, please contact the Work Experience Team for more information.


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