Why get involved?
Research shows that work experience is a critical factor in raising aspirations. It also helps motivation and shapes future career choices. Young people who have completed work experience often earn £1,000 per year more on average. This is compared to those who don't do any form of work experience.
We aim to provide an excellent offer for our care experienced children and young people. As part of this, we can offer a young person takeover. This can be at any point in the year that works for the care experienced person.
What is it?
A young person takeover allows any care experienced child or young person access up to three different types of work within the council.
Young people from the age of 14 up to 24 (year 10 upwards) can choose from various work and job shadowing roles. These can be within the council or with external employers we work with. We'll offer incentives such as paid travel to work and Love2Shop vouchers up to the value of £80 to encourage take up.
Can you offer a work shadowing experience for a care experienced young person? Please fill in our form to be part of the Inclusive Offer.
What our employers say...
I feel fulfilled as a manager knowing I have given two delightful young people a chance for employment
From day one I knew we had made the right recruitment decision. Zoe has made such a positive impact on, not only the service, but also on me.
Our young person has been very willing to learn and has taken everything in his stride. He has worked well with other colleagues and he's been a joy to have in the team.
Megan has been an asset to the team and it has been a truly rewarding experience as an employer to see her flourish
Courtney is a testament to the programme, and I would not hesitate to take on anyone else in the future.
I've had a good experience managing the young member of staff. They have come with a fantastic attitude and work ethic.