This could revolutionise the delivery of work experience
The funding will enable THEBP to develop a virtual alternative to their programme of face to face interventions. The programme will be hosted on a specially designed platform filled with content that provides sector specific tasks similar to those undertaken by students on work experience. A key focus of the programme will be the setting of a week-long project by the employer. At the culmination of the week, the student will have to present their findings back to the employer.
The experience will provide a mix of phone engagement between the student and their employer partner; a number of specific tasks designed to develop employability skills such as team working, and research; e-meetings with HR and other departments and ending with a presentation on a discrete project to an audience of business people.
Taking work experience online will enable THEBP to offer a wider range of opportunities to young people, including sectors and working sites that may not be physically located in this part of London. If successful, this model could revolutionise the delivery of work experience.