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06 April 2021

Dorset LEP’s Dorset Careers Hub calls on employers to offer a Virtual Work Experience. 

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The deadline to get involved in Dorset LEP’s Dorset Careers Hub Virtual Work Experience initiative is fast approaching.

Dorset LEP’s Dorset Careers Hub is appealing to Dorset businesses - large and SMEs – who could provide a Virtual Work Experience Insight Day in June. 

Work experience gives young people a chance to develop skills and confidence, learn how organisations work, and find out which local industries and career paths they want to pursue. It allows them to think about their futures and make good decisions about employment and further study. 

In a normal year 7,500 school students across Dorset would take part in up to one week of work experience, a key activity in their journey to adulthood. But this has not been a normal 12 months, and nearly all face-to-face programmes have been cancelled.

It has never been more important to help young people in Dorset to set their sights on good careers and feel motivated about their future, and to promote our most promising companies and industries.

We need businesses who are keen to give back and to make a difference for young people in Dorset who can volunteer between one and three days in June. This is an amazing opportunity to engage with the local community, attract future talent and raise the profile of your organisation. 

Find out more about this and our other great initiatives such as The Careers & Apprenticeship Show and Enterprise Advisers Network on our Support Young People webpage or email rphillips1@bournemouth.ac.uk to express your interest.

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