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21 Apr 2021 | Uncategorized

We’d really like to keep supporting the flow of talent into the sector, but know it can be hard for many small businesses to plan a placement day. The good news is that Speakers for Schools have several templates for companies to follow to make it much more easy.

Work experience for young people has been hampered this year due to Covid and Speakers for Schools has stepped in to help employers by helping them to  create virtual insight days so young people can explore various sectors in a safeguarded and virtual way. In Dorset, an average of 8,000 Year 10 students alone have missed out on vital work experience opportunities which will have a detrimental effect on their future career path and impact businesses future talent pipeline.

Speakers for Schools is working in partnership with Dorset Council  the Dorset Local Enterprise Partnerships to offer hundreds of virtual work experience placements for students on June 29th to ensure local students do not get left behind.

To support this, we are helping Speakers for Schools in promoting their insight day for students via a portal and employers register to create an ‘insight advert’ that schools are able to view, and the students are subsequently able to apply for. To ensure planning and allow schools to prepare, they are asking for employers to confirm their interest by 30th April. All registered parties will then be connected to the classroom of students via Google Classrooms which they will also provide training on.


For examples of some of the Speakers for Schools previous insight day adverts, take a look here: Reed SmithClifford Chance, Green Coat, Shrink Wrap MachineryMidas Group.


Further, they have also created a short 6 minute video which will provide a succinct overview of their project which can be found via LinkedIn here.


For more information, visit the attached PDF on Insight Days (numbers are as examples) – Insightday120

The guide also provides greater clarity of the experience for you, as an employer – Guide for Employers