At SIRM we believe it's vital that our students engage with a range of employers as part of their course, learning important work skills, hearing about the latest industry trends and seeing for themselves the opportunities and careers available in their chosen vocational areas.
Our students regularly engage with employers as part of their course – whether that is through work experience or placements, trips and visits, hearing talks from employers or working on live employer briefs.
Work Experience Works!
We're looking for forward-thinking local employers who would be willing to provide work experience for our students, who are studying: Business, Health & Social Care and IT. 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.
Work experience opportunities are vital for students to gain an understanding of the world of work. By hosting one or more of our students, you would be giving young people a great opportunity. You would also be accessing a rich new talent pipeline to benefit to your own business as well.
Placements are flexible and can be arranged to fit with your requirements, whether you're able to offer a placement for just a few hours a week or would prefer a student to work a full day each week for a period of six months.
How Else Can You Help?
We're also seeking employers who would be willing to engage with our students in a range of ways to improve their employability skills. For example:
Plus, anything else you feel would benefit our students in terms of preparing them for the world of work.
We are always keen to engage with local and national employers who would be willing to provide work experience and work placement opportunities or engage with students by delivering a talk or providing a live workplace aligned assessment brief.
If you would like further information then please contact our Employer Engagement Department at firstname.lastname@example.org.