Adecco and Office Angels Work Experience Offer

Start date: Thu 1st February 2018
End date:

Posted Wed 13th December 2017
Expires Thu 13th December 2018

The Adecco Group is the world’s leading provider of workforce solutions, transforming the world of work through talent and technology. Each year, they provide over 1 million people around the world with multiple career opportunities. Within The Adecco Group, multiple brands offer clients temporary and permanent staff and candidates the opportunity to find the right work for them.

Alex Fleming, Managing Director of Adecco and Office Angels, is now leading an initiative whereby her team will offer at least 1000 days’ of work experience across the country throughout 2018, and we would like to extend this opportunity to your students. Please see Alex and colleagues talking about the work experience in this video.

The Adecco Group UKI 2018 Work Experience Programme from The Adecco Group UK and Ireland on Vimeo.

Combined research has shown that students who can recall more interactions with the world of work at school, including work experience, have a higher chance of moving into employment or training, and that work experience specifically is beneficial.  This is therefore a really valuable opportunity for your school to offer to students.

We are looking to roll out three different options, a one-day ‘work taster’, a three-day ‘work insight’ programme and a five-day ‘work experience’.

How do I apply for my school to take part?

If you are interested in taking part please fill out this online form and return to the Enterprise Coordinator who contacted you. We will then send further resources, including materials to help recruit students and connect you directly with staff members at the relevant Adecco Group office, who will then organise the logistics directly with you.

Where will the work experience take place?

Work experience will take place in Adecco and Office Angel branches and Adecco large client on site offices around the country, as well as Head Offices in Birmingham and London, which you can see on this map. Your school has been selected because of its proximity to one of these locations.

Has a suitable risk assessment been carried out for young people?

Yes – all branches have up to date and relevant health and safety policies and risk assessments have been carried out in branches. Students will receive relevant training during their induction.

When will the work experience take place?

The first cohort of work experience will take place during February half term 2018, however there is some flexibility around when you undertake work experience. Please indicate your preferences on the form and once you have been connected to an Adecco Group colleague, you can then discuss the dates that work best for you and your students.

Who can participate in the work experience?

The work experience is open to year 9, 10, 11, 12, and 13.

What will students do during the work experience?

The work experience programme has been developed between The Adecco Group and the Careers & Enterprise Company to ensure that it has young people at its heart, providing tangible outcomes and real benefit.

The Adecco Group believe everyone deserves a start, so they want to share their knowledge and experience, showing young people the way.

They understand that organisations value soft skills more than ever before, and they are passionate about preparing the workforce of tomorrow. Therefore, they will offer an experience that develops people as individuals.

The itinerary is shown below;

All work experience students will receive a welcome and introduction to the team designed to make them feel at home, health and safety briefings, an overview of The Adecco Group as an organisation, and objective setting for the work experience.

Depending on the length of experience, students can then choose from a ‘menu’ of activities and will receive a number of key takeaways, including:




Audit of all marketing material or technology in branch

Ability to research and record key data

Shadow consultant working at desk

Overview of variety of activities conducted in an office based role

Listen in on candidate interview or call 

Insight into key communication skills when dealing with diverse customers and candidates

Organise documents for BM

Organisation skills, time management and communication

Match candidate CVs to job specs and discuss

Understand how an employer might look at a candidate CV and how they match to their requirements

LinkedIn profile creation

Building a personal brand

Client visit

Overview of their specific job market and what jobs and skills are important in their area

Fake interview with BM for their ‘dream job’ (including post-interview feedback)

How to prepare for an interview and get that job

Linkedin learning modules (TBC)

Further opportunity to prepare for the job market

Research task – student to use computer to complete and presents back to BM and Teacher at end of week

Software skills and understanding a presentation from a business perspective


Key takeaways (based on student completing five days)

  • Basic creation of a Linkedin profile
  • Reflective document (completed pre-work experience and post, once back at school, content is then sent to central inbox)
  • Student reference (template provided)
  • Merchandise giveaways


Marina Jackson

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