For learning partners
NextGen is a free, fully managed service that connects students with development opportunities from leading employers, including work experience, mentoring, office tours, insight days and more.
We're working with local schools and colleges to help them access support and opportunities from the growing number of employers that want to demonstrate their ESG, or Social Value commitments.
Get involved today and we can ensure London's young people have access to support and opportunities that will help them thrive.
Supporting you to hit key Gatsby Benchmarks
Gatsby Benchmark 1: A stable careers programme
“Every school and college should have an embedded programme of career education and guidance that is known and understood by pupils, parents, teachers, governors and employers.”
Gatsby Benchmark 2: Learning from career and labour market information
“Every pupil, and their parents, should have access to good quality information about future study options and labour market opportunities.”
Gatsby Benchmark 5: Encounters with employers and employees
“Every pupil should have multiple opportunities to learn from employers about work, employment and the skills that are valued in the workplace. This can be through a range of enrichment activities including visiting speakers, mentoring and enterprise schemes.”
Gatsby Benchmark 6: Experiences of workplaces
“Every pupil should have first-hand experiences of the workplace through work visits, work shadowing and/or work experience to help their explorations of career opportunities and expand their networks.”
How it works
We have created a process that provides a long-lasting way to systematically and effortlessly connect schools/students with local employers, continuing to create opportunities for years to come. Our 5 step process helps educators to connect students to meaningful and impactful opportunities.
Understand current processes and what support we can offer to ensure colleges hit the Gatsby benchmarks
Map student career goals, areas for skills development and which experiences would be most appropriate
GoodPeople distribute documentation with employers such as health and safety, safeguarding and GDPR requirements
GoodPeople provides schools/colleges with employer opportunities that you can match to your students
Collect feedback from students, partners and employers to improve the process and create impact reports