Employer Opportunities

Could you help provide career opportunities for our students?

We are always looking for local businesses that will inspire and educate our students about the world of work and expand our curriculum.

Ways you could help us include:

Student working in the co-op scanning barcode of baked beans

Provide placements

Taking part in various roles gives our students practical experience to develop their transferable skills and decide which jobs they enjoy.

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Talk to our students

Hearing about roles in different sectors allows our students to narrow down their interests and identify which ones are suitable to their skillsets.

Student showing other students and staff their work placement building

Give company tours

Seeing workplaces in action helps break down misconceptions and provides a visual understanding of what different roles entail.

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Conduct mock interviews

Help our students learn techniques to present themselves appropriately to potential employers

Students filling in worksheets

Demonstrate CV writing skills

Provide samples of good practice so that our students can understand what employers look for in a CV for future job applications

Join our Inclusive Employers network

We are always looking for companies to provide invaluable experience or opportunities to give our students the chance to develop core skills and motivation.

In return for your expertise, you will:

  • Qualify for the Disability Confident scheme

  • Have your company logo displayed on our website

  • Access press opportunities

  • Gain networking opportunities with fellow workplaces

  • Receive support and training on working with people with learning and communication disabilities

  • Help meet CSR and Equality, Diversity and Inclusion obligations for your company

Testimonial

Bella has been great at communicating and following instructions. She has been quite cheerful and helpful, and is improving her skills and getting quicker each day

Marta, BomBom Patisserie about work experience student Bella

We work with…

Dunelm


Our students work across a range of departments, including customer service, catering, and packaging / delivery fulfilment. Students rotate departments every 12 weeks so that they can experience a range of transferable skills throughout their employment journey.

Bom Bom Patisserie


Our students prepare food, take orders, and serve customers in this thriving community-focussed café. They also weigh, hand roll and freeze signature cookies, as well as general kitchen assistance including using the dishwasher and organising PPE stocks.

Co-op


Our students help with deliveries, stock shelves, create displays, pack shopping orders, and help with customer queries. They help keep the shop well-stocked and tidy, checking dates on the food products and reducing prices for end-of-expiry products and promotional items.