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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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#iwill campaign

  As you may know FairTrain is a key partner of the UK-wide #iwill campaign. This promotes the social action journey for 10-20...


Government sets out apprenticeship reforms

The government has released more information on how the apprenticeship levy will work for employers. The levy, which comes into force in April...


Millions take part in #WEWeek2016

Learners from across the country have benefitted from high quality work experience as part of this year’s Work Experience Week. The campaign,...


Fair Train signs up to be ‘Disability Confident’

Fair Train has joined a number of employers encouraging work experience and job opportunities for disabled people. The charity has signed up...


The Sheffield College gets gold for work experience

The Sheffield College has been awarded the highest level of accreditation for its work experience provision. The college is the first organisation...


Wessex hospitals committed to future generation of workers

NHS Trusts in Wessex have been recognised for their contribution to quality work experience and training programmes.  In a first for the...


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...


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...


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...


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...


Work experience awareness raising

Bury College will be holding an event to promote work experience and wider employability & transferable skills.  A number of internal...


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...


Removing the barriers to high quality work experience

As a learning provider accredited at gold level with the national Work Experience Quality Standard, Derwen College lives and breathes high quality...


Delivering high quality apprenticeships

  As one of the leading functional skills specialists in the UK, bksb is a well-known name amongst learning providers. The bksb team...


Changing lives through volunteering

Liam joined Cultivate London as a volunteer in the spring of 2011, age 20. The social enterprise trains unemployed young people in landscaping...


Positive work experience

Transforming lives is an everyday occurrence at Rathbone Training. A UK-wide youth charity which provides a wide range of training, qualifications...


Delivering quality Traineeships - learndirect

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


Supporting provider networks

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