"I have met new people, my isolation has reduced and I have a positive daily routine". Hear more from Lewis about how work experience has helped him embark on a new career path and from Carol whose business has benefited enormously from offering a work experience placement.
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If you are an employer, why don't you show your support for the Young Person's Guarantee and offer a work experience opportunity to a young person in your community, helping them to explore roles within your industry as well as further developing essentials skills for work. Get in touch using the button below and we can help you get connected.
Have you ever worked with education? Would you like to? It is easier than you think.
If you can give up an hour or two of your time then all we need is for you to “Do one thing!”
By getting involved you can motivate, inspire and stimulate a pupil by giving them an opportunity to benefit from your knowledge and on the job practical skills.
You can also help them develop their soft skills such as self-confidence, assertiveness, communication, inquisitiveness and creativity.
Can you make your 'one thing' a work placement?
Nationally only 27% of employers offer work placements however development of career management skills in young people at this stage is crucial.
"54% of 18 year olds in forth valley are in higher or further education"