Employers

Working with Employers

Employers have consistently raised concerns that young people are leaving education without key employability skills and a general awareness of the world of work. Many are frustrated by the failings of the traditional two week ‘work experience’ block, and share the view that more must be done to improve the authenticity of work experience and the quality of employer engagement in education.

Getting Involved with a Studio School

Employers can get involved in their local Studio School in a variety of ways, including:

Employers FAQ

Why would I want to take on a Studio School student?

Because it makes business sense. Our research shows that the employment of Studio Schools students can improve productivity and make employers more competitive. It makes long term sense too. Skills shortages are still one of the biggest threats to businesses in Britain. By taking on Studio School students you can ensure that young people in your local labour market develop the skills and experience that your business needs for the future. 

Benefits for Businesses

Improve your bottom line

Our cost benefit analysis of the first wave of Studio Schools shows that the employment of Studio Schools students can improve productivity and make employers more competitive. Current employees will be able to gain skills and experience, and improve their self reflectiveness through coaching and mentoring students, and taking responsibility for their progress.

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