Virtual Work Experience

We are working with local businesses in Dorset’s key industries, over 70 schools and colleges across Dorset and SpeakersForSchools to provide young people with virtual work experience opportunities, helping them plan future careers and address skills gaps for our region’s economic growth.

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A few days of work experience can make a real difference to young people, opening their eyes to promising careers, and inspiring them to study subjects that will fill future skills gaps locally.

COVID-19 has put traditional work experience on hold so Dorset Careers Hub is filling the gap this year with virtual work experience, working with Speakers for Schools and their cutting edge work experience platform.

We are looking for companies who are willing to take part in this innovate opportunity for young people to work with some of our county’s most exciting and promising businesses and help create valuable experiences for young people this academic year.

We are looking for companies who can:

  1. Design a realistic working brief that will take a group of students three days to complete in June 2021
  2. Schedule two or three staff members to provide a few hours each meeting students online, support them with their work and providing feedback.

Dorset Careers Hub will provide full support designing the experience, working with the students and training on using the technology.

We are especially keen to hear from businesses in the digital or creative industries, finance, manufacturing, health and social care, exporting, construction and tourism to help us make a positive impact on young people across the county.

For more details, watch the Dorset Virtual Work Experience: Introduction for Employers video from our recent online information event.

If you work in a schools interested in this opportunity, watch our Dorset Virtual Work Experience: Introduction for Schools video and share an expression of interest form. We will soon be running an information webinar with more details – please look out for updates on our news pages and social media platforms. 

If you have any questions please contact Dorset Careers Hub Lead, Steve Williams or email Dorset LEP Enquiries