Work Experience

EBP South provide a one-point of contact to manage a range of work experience for businesses across Hampshire including Portsmouth, Southampton and Basingstoke.

Traditional in-person work experience

EBP South provide a complete in-person work experience service for schools and businesses, making us the one-point of contact for work experience. This includes both block 1 week or 2 weeks and placements take place across the whole year.

We work with businesses to provide a full ‘placement suitability’ service which guarantees quality, appropriateness and safety of all placements.

Businesses can update their details, work experience placements, number of placements and availability for placements throughout. Students then search for a placements that are of interest to them in their local area and apply for them.

Once students apply you will be informed, at this point you can ask for more information and/or interview them before you accept their application. You can accept or decline their request.


Supported work experience

Supported work experience placements are great for young people on an alternative curriculum to learn on the job; many of which then go on to take apprenticeships with the organisations. It’s usually for 1 day a week for a minimum of 6 weeks.

Many of the placements students request are in practical industries including building, mechanics, nurseries, hairdressing etc. The employers requirements are no different to having a student on a 2 week placement but instead they attend your workplace for 1 day a week.

Businesses see it as a way to support the development of a young person to become an integral part of the team.

It’s a great way to offer an on-going work experience placement and offer on the job training similar to an apprentice. There is no cost to businesses for providing an extended work experience placements.

Contact EBP South for an informal conversation about how you can offer a supported work experience placement for a young person: 02392 283400

“For our teams, supporting a student through a Work Experience placement is a wonderful CPD opportunity that many find so rewarding and motivating. Our teams learn how to mentor, support, encourage and train the individuals and we often find that the young people have some wonderful suggestions and ideas that we may never have thought of.”

City Catering Southampton

EBP B4108a

How to provide work experience role(s)

Businesses of all sizes can advertise work experience opportunities at no cost through EBP South. We are a one point of contact enabling you to offer work experience to multiple schools across Hampshire, Portsmouth and Southampton.

We will:

  • Register your business.
  • Advertise the role(s) that are available.
  • Put when your company is available to take work experience placements.

Students are able to view the placement(s) and apply for them. Once they apply you will be informed, at this point you can ask for more information and/or interview them before you accept their application. You can accept or decline their request.

Is my business suitable for students?

  • Your business must have Employers’ Liability insurance.
  • Your workplace must provide a safe environment for a student.
  • You must provide support and supervision for your student.

Outcomes for your business

There is growing evidence employers use work experience placements as recruitment opportunities for young people. By having a work experience placement you can:

  • Gain additional support in your business.
  • Support the future work force.
  • Gain a young person’s perspective on your business.
  • Bring a lot of new skills to your business.
  • Bring fresh ideas to your business.
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