News - 05 January 2021

D2N2 businesses given another chance to find out more about virtual experience programme

Due to unprecedented demand, businesses across D2N2 are being given another opportunity to find out more about an ambitious work experience programme aimed at providing 3,000 placements for young people throughout the D2N2 region.

North Derbyshire Careers Hub and the D2N2 Enterprise Adviser Network have teamed up with the national charity Speakers for Schools to develop a Virtual Work Experience solution to ensure that all schools across D2N2 have the chance to provide their students with a virtual work experience opportunity.

Speakers for Schools was founded in 2010 by ITV’s Political Editor Robert Peston with a mission to level the playing field for young people. The charity aims to end educational inequality by giving access to the same networks as the top fee-paying schools in the UK through inspirational talks and broadcasts, employer insight days and work placements, and meaningful discounts, and life-preparing opportunities.

Find out more

Interested businesses can find out more about the programme by signing up to our Employers Virtual Work Experience (VWEX) Information event below:

  • 27th January 2021, 1 – 2pm. To register and find out more, please visit here.

Businesses will hear more from Speakers for Schools Head of Region (Midlands) Sarah Cleverley, about how simple it is to be involved and offer valuable insights of your businesses to the young people of D2N2 and your future workforce.

The North Derbyshire Careers Hub was launched in January 2020 and has developed an effective partnership between employers and careers leaders in schools and colleges to drive forward careers education. It is managed by the D2N2 Local Enterprise Partnership along with the Careers and Enterprise Company.

For further information, please contact D2N2 Enterprise Co-ordinator, Emily Carter – Emily.Carter@d2n2lep.org

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