Deliver free internships, work experience, and training programs. Work experience is vital for
providing young people with the skills they need to thrive and break down the barriers to their
employment. We know the importance of helping the next generation build towards their early career. The impact of COVID 19 has been paramount, reducing opportunities available and
increasing the competitiveness of the job market.
We understand that most employers have
existing internships schemes in place.
However, our campaign is designed for
applicants who would not traditionally be
accepted, due to their challenging
circumstances and backgrounds, lack of
previous experience and degree, or lowlevel criminal record.
You may be apprehensive about taking such applicants on; however, we encourage employers to be more inclusive and open-minded. The young people we have onboard are extremely motivated and eager to learn. We know that people can turn their lives around with the right encouragement and support. We are committed to making a long-term difference to many people’s lives and reduce re-offending.
The CHANGE campaign is a collaborative project. You will receive full support from our team and external parties with invested interests in applicants, such as probation officers, social workers, teachers, and parents if required.
How opportunities are structured and
delivered is entirely at your discretion and
to suit your business needs. Important
things to consider are:
Timings – Opportunities can be delivered at any time throughout 2021.
Duration – E.g 1 day, 3 days, a week, 2 weeks.
Type – Work shadowing, workshops, internship, live or virtual events (in compliance with COVID-19 guidelines).
Location – Either delivered at your premises, online, or at MRF. Opportunities Available – Individual or group sessions, size of groups of your choice.
Example – A representative could deliver a one-day workshop to 15 students discussing an introduction to the sector, sector specific skills, project management framework (e.g companies business model), CV advice, Q&A, and deliver a project-based task.
We want young people from disadvantaged groups to have the opportunity to connect with
employers and add experience to their CV. Further examples of experience programs
representatives can deliver include:
Skills-based workshops: Employees with diverse skillsets and experiences share their insights whilst encouraging the younger generation to explore different paths and unlock their full potential. E.g negotiation, personal development, artist management, and financial management workshops.
Employability workshops: Confidence building, CV and cover letter advice, mock interviews, support with current job applications, advice on organisation recruitment and opportunities, or the opportunity to secure a summer internship / work placement / apprenticeship at your company.
Speed mentoring: One corporate mentor. Eight young people. Six-minute rounds. Quick fire advice. An opportunity for young people to discuss career or education options with people that have been in their shoes.
There are many ways you can get involved and show your support in the campaign. Please explore the alternative
options available below.
Please note, if circumstances surrounding the Coronavirus pandemic, health and safety, and government restrictions make delivering face-to-face services unsuitable, creating education resources is a suitable alternative.