Employer Placements

S4SNextGen: Our work experience and student placements programme 


Talent is everywhere. Opportunities aren’t.

We think that the current system for accessing high-quality work experience is ineffective. Students who lack connections to prestigious organisations are still missing out on valuable placements.

Our S4SNextGen programme connects young people who might not have access to leading organisations, helping to build pathways to the top via an online portal, all for free.

Here’s how it works:


1. Why we are different

  • S4SNextGen.org is a safeguarded online portal to help top employers advertise work experience placements and insight days. We specifically target students who are least likely to have access to these opportunities.






2. Who do we work with?

  • We work with prestigious organisations of all sizes connecting them to new students from our 1,700 strong state school network, aged 14 – 18 years.








3. Accessing future talent

  • Our aim is to help employers create valuable 1 – 2 week work experience placements for students who lack professional connections, with diversity, access and enthusiasm in mind.







4. Organising Placements

  • We support employers who have never hosted before to those with existing programmes who are looking to widen their reach.
  • With access to a suite of tools created from best practice and industry expertise such as example schedules, manager guides, case studies,
    how to prepare.




5. How did it go?

  • Following the placement, students are asked to return a short feedback form about their placement. This is essential to our monitoring and ensuring we create the best quality and most impactful work experience for our students.



S4SNextGen is a free programme to help support better links between top employers and state schools to connect their students with invaluable opportunities such as work experience. 

Please visit our website to find out more: www.S4Snextgen.org