Offers from Employers

Skills and Participation’s Employment and Skills Hub are keen to help our local employers access a committed and enthusiastic workforce with the right skills to help their businesses grow. By fostering strong and beneficial relationships between students, schools and local businesses, we can make sure all of our young people have the best chance of gaining the skills they need to succeed and fulfil their future career aspirations.

What can I get involved with?
  • Providing work experience placements
  • Working with your local school e.g. careers talks; enterprise activities; mock interviews; one-to-one mentoring of students; hosting visits to your workplace for students and/or school staff; becoming a school governor
  • Traineeships
  • Apprenticeships
  • Becoming a Duke of Edinburgh Award volunteer
  • Hampshire Investors in Young People
Offering Work Experience

We can help you if your organisation would like to provide work experience for a young person.

We can offer you:

  • assistance in defining roles and tasks for the work experience programme
  • completion of health and safety checks and assistance with all appropriate paperwork
  • an opportunity to evaluate and review the placement once the young person has completed it

We work closely with you and the student’s school, and the college or training provider to ensure everyone is fully informed about the placement.

The young person will be briefed before they start the placement. This will ensure they have a valuable experience. We will also assess and de-brief the student once they have completed their placement.
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Getting involved with your local school

We can put you in contact with your local school to provide a number of different activities. You can get involved in events such as Careers Fairs, Mock Interviews, Mentoring, Site Visits , or propose something individual to the school.

We have found that Benefits for employers who become involved in supporting and recruiting young people include:

  • Access to talented and motivated young people who can enhance your business and bring in a fresh perspective
  • Raising your profile as a socially responsible employer
  • Developing your existing staff skills through volunteering and mentoring opportunities
  • Improved staff retention, commitment and loyalty
Hampshire Investors in Young People

The ‘Hampshire Investors in Young People Award' has been developed as a way of recognising and raising the profile of those employers who are committed to supporting and inspiring young people in the county, through various methods (such as those shown above).

As an organisation seeking recognition as a Hampshire Investor in Young People, once accredited, you will gain access to a number of rewards for your ongoing investment and support of the future workforce, including:

  • Use of the official logo in your organisation’s publications
  • Free publicity and positive PR from excellence in supporting young people
  • An invitation to an annual Celebration of Investing in Young People Event
  • A dedicated webpage on the Hampshire County Council website which identifies you as an Award employer with a short bio and link to your website

For further details on how you can inspire the workforce of the future and become an accredited Investor in Young People, please contact us at