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For young people

Did you know, having Work Experience on your CV means you can earn on average £1,088 more in your next job?!


Work experience can help you better understand what jobs or careers interest you, and help your CV stand out with employers. NextGen London can help you make those important connections with employers and start exploring your future career options.

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Why take part?

Get Involved in key growth sectors 

We are partnering with innovative employers across London to unlock opportunities in growth sectors like Net Zero and Green skills, Creative and Digital, Health and Social Care  and Business and Finance. You can experience exciting work environments and learn more about new sectors.


Build your skills and employability

In a competitive jobs market, you can stand out by getting real world experience of work. Research shows that young people who went on a work experience placement earned an additional £1,088 a year in their first job, with two placements leading to £2,200 a year more. And the more the better - students with 4+ encounters with employers (work experience, mentoring and more) can earn up to 22% more during their career.


Expand your networks

Being open to connecting and helping others can help you find the right job, make valuable connections in your chosen field, and stay focused and motivated during your job search.

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What the programme involves

We are working with partners to deliver a range of career development opportunities from employers in major growth sectors such as Net-Zero Skills, Construction & Engineering, Creative & Digital, Business & Finance and Health & Social Care. Our opportunities range from: 

1 - 2 Week Work Experience

  • Spend 1-2 weeks learning from engaging employers

  • Fun and meaningful interactions 

  • Take part in a mini-project

  • A chance to practice your 
    interview skills and build a network

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Insight Days

  • Students visit an office and immerse themselves into different functions and industries

  • Interact and engage with students who are interested in learning more

  • Raise young people’s aspirations and prompts access to all career pathways

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Mentoring Opportunities

  • One-off or long term mentoring sessions with employers

  • To support and encourage students to manage their own learning

  • Leadership skill development

  • Broaden interpersonal skills

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  • Employers visit a school/college and share information about their industry 

  • Set challenges/workshops for students to take part in and present

  • Raise young people’s aspirations and prompts access to all career pathways

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Some schools and colleges we're working with:

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Don't see your school or college? Get in touch!

If you're interested in taking part in the NextGen programme and you're not sure if your school/college are already involved, leave your name and school/college below and we'll contact them with information on taking part 🚀

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