Parents & Young People

EBP South & Basingstoke Consortium are an educational charity that connects young people age 4 - 18 to the world of work. It has been established for over 30 years.

Our aim is to give young people with an introduction to the world of work, to motivate, inform, raise self-confidence and develop skills for their adult life. We do this through programmes based on business engagement: visits, talks, challenges, work experience and mentoring. 

Work Experience

EBP South & Basingstoke Consortium provide a complete work experience service for young people across Hampshire. We offer both block (1 week or 2 weeks); as well as extended work experience packages for students.

Work experience is about young people developing transferable employability skills and experiencing a work place. 

There are a range of resources available for parents and young people including guides for the work experience system and own placement forms.


College Open Days

Go to college open evenings – some colleges will advertise open events specifically for Year 10’s in the summer term and will have several open events for Year 11’s in the autumn term.

Young People can also apply for apprenticeship through apprenticeship providers, colleges and organisations. An apprenticeship is a real job with training so they can earn while they learn and gain qualifications as they go.

They take between one and four years to complete and cover 1,200 job roles, in a range of industries, from things like engineering to financial advice, veterinary nursing to accountancy.

Skills Zone

These are a range of resources by EBP South and Basingstoke Consortium for students and parents to use that give a guide into different careers.

Please click on the titles to download the resources.

Help Young People

As a parent you will recognise the importance of providing opportunities to connect young people to the world of work. 

​It’s important to engage young people from an early age to open their minds to opportunities, help them link their education to future job roles and plant that seed as they go into secondary education.

We are always looking for people to volunteer with young people from ages 4 - 18.  

Volunteering can be a one-off commitment for a couple of hours!