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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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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...

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EBPs to gain recognition for work experience

Facilitators of work experience can now gain independent quality assurance for the work they undertake in matching learners to high quality placements,...

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3/4 school leavers want more work experience

Half of school leavers are concerned that there is too much competition for jobs, according to the Milkround School Leaver Career Confidence...

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Enter the Youth Friendly Employer Awards

Youth Employment UK is looking for the best Youth Friendly Employers of 2016. Its prestigious awards, taking place on 24th November 2016...

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British Airways work experience winner!

British Airways’ work experience programme has received a big thumbs up from accreditation body, Fair Train, for providing excellent quality...

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Specialist college celebrates Ofsted report

A specialist college in the North East has been praised for its work experience provision by Ofsted. Thornbeck College, which supports learners...

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Aviation careers day

British Airways is hosting an event to showcase aviation careers to young people as part of Work Experience Week. Airbus, Boeing, British Airways...

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Work experience celebration event

Torbay & South Devon NHS Foundation Trust is hosting a range of events to celebrate Work Experience Week on Friday 14th October. From 8am...

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Work experience celebration evening

Volleyball England is hosting a celebration evening on Thursday 13th October as part of Work Experience Week. The evening will consist of a drinks...

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Work experience in industry day

The Industry days will provide Havering College students with an introduction on the important skills employers are looking for in potential...

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Breakfast meeting

Sheffield College is hosting a breakfast meeting on Wednesday 12th October as part of Work Experience Week, as a celebration and thank you to...

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Work experience in prisons

As part of Work Experience Week 2016, Fair Train is hosting a celebratory event of high quality work experience within the prison walls at HMP...

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Delivering quality Traineeships - learndirect

learndirect’s engagement team works with employers and learners, so that they can tailor placements to individual needs. Its traineeship...

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Supporting provider networks

As well as providing direct to support to learning providers, including schools, colleges and independent training providers, Fair Train takes...

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A holistic approach to work experience

What is really impressive about The Sheffield College’s approach is the holistic consideration of all aspects of high quality work experience....

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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...

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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...

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Changing lives through traineeships

The Calico Group is the parent organisation to Calico Homes as well as a range of small charities, which complement each other to provide...

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