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Fair Train believes passionately in the value of work experience, not only for those young people looking to kick start their careers, but also for employers looking to recruit the best talent and see the best results for their businesses.

The majority of businesses say that work experience is critical when recruiting new staff, according to the British Chambers of Commerce. Shockingly, though, only one in four employers offer any form of work experience!

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What they say...

The Work Experience Quality Standard accreditation demonstrates our commitment to supporting young people in gaining access to the world of work.

Senior Consultant, Sky

Work experience is an essential part of our business plan for growth, succession and our commitment to developing apprenticeships and jobs for the future

Head of Skills and Employability, Calico 

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Marketing agency gets gold for work experience

A creative marketing and PR agency in Cambridgeshire has been awarded the highest level of accreditation for its work experience provision. Emerald...


Independent provider rated outstanding

Congratulations to Nova Training, which is accredited with the national Work Experience Quality Standard at gold level, for achieving OUTSTANDING...


Apprenticeship levy will affect all employers, DfE confirms

More details have been released about the apprenticeship levy, which is due to come into force in April next year. The long-awaited announcement...


Cultivate London recognised for high quality training

A London-based social enterprise has been recognised for its commitment to offering high quality work experience and training opportunities for...


High profile support announced for Work Experience Week

Key supporters of this year’s Work Experience Week have been announced in the lead up to this year’s campaign. Supporters consist...


Post-16 skills plan: Does the voluntary sector fit?

The government has published a post-16 skills plan following the Sainsbury review of technical education, led by an independent panel and chaired...


Campaigns in March

March sees the return of National Careers Week (7th-11th March) and National Apprenticeship Week (14th-18th March). You can download the...


Work experience with an awarding body

Oliwia Wiernicka, a Year 10 learner from Orchard School in Bristol, was the first person to complete ASDAN’s new work experience programme...


What does a gold standard college look like?

Havering College is renowned for providing high quality work experience to its 2,200 full time students. But how has it been so successful...


Employment support sector work experience

Ephraim is 17 and studying for AS Levels at Chestnut Grove Academy in Balham, South London. Later this year, he will be applying to university...


Making apprenticeships work

Apprenticeships are well embedded into Sky’s recruitment strategy. The organisation offers over 100 apprenticeships in areas such as business,...


Delivering quality Traineeships

PET-Xi delivers a wide range of programmes in schools to help learners achieve their full potential. Famous for its intensive GCSE revision courses,...


Demonstrating social value - employer’s perspective

The Calico Group is probably best known for managing over 4,700 homes across the North West through its housing association Calico Homes, but...