upReach know that in-person work experience is one of the highest impact social mobility initiatives that employers can provide. 92% of upReach Associates who completed a Professional Work Experience Week and then applied for an internship or graduate role the next year were successful. However, most of our Associates have never had any professional work experience before joining us, and the pandemic has meant very few have been able to have vital in-person opportunities.
Xperience offers in-person work experience to those who’ve had limited opportunities to undertake work experience. The first week is an upReach-led virtual preparation week to help prepare Associates for making the most of the programme, including various skills workshops and panel discussions. The second week is an in-person work experience week hosted by an employer, designed to give the Associates an insight into the sector and expereince in a professional environment.
CAN YOU HELP?
We’re looking for organisations that can offer one or more work experience placements. The opportunities can be in almost any professional sector and based anywhere in the UK.
If you are able to commit to offering places, or wish to express an interest, please complete this form.
What is the primary sector of your organisation?
Select your sector
Banking and Finance
Charity and Social Impact
Government and Public Sector
Retail and Consumer Goods
Logistics, Transportation and Manufacturing
Science and Technology
Is your organisation able to offer work experience to upReach associates?
Select your work experience
Yes, we're definitely able to offer work experience placements from 10th-14th July 2023
Yes, we're definitely able to offer work experience placements but for a different week
We may be able to offer placements and want to register our interest