Lincolnshire's employers contribute massively to the success of our programmes and the learners they support in many ways, such as:
- offering work placements
- visiting us at one of our sites across the county to giving a talk about their business
- inviting us to bring a group of learners to their premises so that they can see different working environments
- passing this information on to other employers or businesses who may be able to support us
- offering us any advice for planning our programmes and improving our engagement with employers
We work with employers across the county to provide high quality work experience placements for its learners that benefit both the learner and the employer.
Work experience is a vital element of all our programmes because it gives young people the opportunity to test and improve their skills in a real working environment.
Prior to going on work experience our learners are assessed on their 'work experience readiness' and are supported to gain and demonstrate that they are able to:
- communicate with familiar people
- present themselves appropriately
- demonstrate good time keeping
- behave positively
- work as part of a team
- follow basic instructions
Once we are confident that they are ready the employment team work with them to identify suitable placements and make contact with employers to arrange an interview and hopefully a placement.
Benefits for employers
Benefits to employers who offer work placements for our young people, including those with a Special Educational Need or disability, could include:
- an improved image with a workforce that reflects the diversity of local communities
- improved understanding of the needs of customers
- ability to recruit from a wider availability of labour
- early identification of talent, and development of a local workforce
- reduced recruitment costs and improved staff retention
- corporate social responsibility and being seen as an “employer of choice”
Support for employers
We treat every placement individually and will work with you and the young person to decide what and how much support is needed.
The team can work with you by:
- giving advice and guidance about job roles and reasonable adjustments
- delivering job coaching and mentoring
- offering ongoing support to employers, and the young person, and always being 'on call'
- delivering free staff training and awareness sessions
- conducting regular reviews and giving feedback to support with progress
- offering free publicity to your business
If you are interested in working with us and supporting our learners please contact us at email@example.com.