How to be involved in Lewisham Council’s work experience team

Helping young learners prepare for the world of work

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Posted: 10/03/2022

Lewisham Work Experience Team
(LWEX) engages employers to work on a rang of activities to help young learners
prepare for the world of work or progression to higher education and supports
schools to meet the demands of the WRL curriculum. These activities include
/work Experience, careers fairs, employability days, enterprise days and other
bespoke events designed to meet the specific needs of individual learning
providers in the borough.

Your organisation can volunteer to host a student for 1 or 2 weeks, and/or get inolved with employability days- offering to ‘mock interview’ students and more. You don’t have to be based in the borough.

LWEX offer a fully managed
service for Work Experience which includes the following:

  • Canvassing Employers* across a wide range of industries
    and upload the opportunities to WebView**.
  • Full job descriptions***.
  • A full Health and Safety checking service for all
    opportunities including “Own Find” placements. Carried out by competent
    staff trained to IOSH level.
  • Information sessions at Assemblies / Parent
    evenings as required.
  • Drop in surgeries in school, where required.
  • Confirmation of placement letters to both
    Employers and Students / Parent****
  • Tracking of returned confirmation letters

* Employers are canvassed for
WebView from a huge range of industries and sectors all year round by our
dedicated team of employer engagement officers.

 **WebView is a web-based
system where students, supported by tutors / LWEX, access and select live “Job”
opportunities. Students view tailored job descriptions, see working times,
dress code and the location of the placement. Everything is as if they were
sourcing and applying for jobs on the open market.

 *** The job description is
created directly from information given by the employer during the Health &
Safety visit.

 ****Student confirmation
letters are sent out along with copies of the job description, Health &
Safety information and an agreement form that’s signed by the parent and
student and returned to us. Employers get a copy of the job description, Health
& Safety information, a child protection information sheet and an agreement
form that’s signed and returned to us.

Contact Paul Goddard, Work Experience Manager (details below).


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