AllAboutCareers.com and RateMyPlacement.co.uk have come together to launch the National Work Experience Campaign. They have ” joined forces to create this National Work Experience Campaign to help more students like you access work experience opportunities.”
I have reached out to All About Careers and Rate My Placement requesting a few words on this venture and will update this post when I get more information.
But for now, it looks like ABC and RMP have brought together their experience of offering internships and apprenticeships, along with the quality content and advice they provide through their respective websites.
The main aim of the National Work Experience Campaign is to provide correct, concise and quality information on work placements.
All About Careers already has an extensive blog content added by users. Something I have previously contributed to as well. So they understand the student market and views, whilst offering their own expertise and advice.
RateMyPlacement is now synonymous with placement students and employers of all sizes. It is a platform where placement students can review their placements, so it is only natural that they play a part in the National Work Experience Campaign.
Here’s what Olivia Piepe from AllAboutCareers.com had to say about why they launched the campaign,
“No Experience. No Job. FACT. Did you know that over 50% of graduate recruiters say that candidates without any work experience have “little or no chance of receiving a job offer” (High Fliers, 2013)? Scary stuff, eh? Because of this, and after the success of last year, we are thrilled to be launching The National Work Experience Campaign for the second year in a row.
It’s so important for young people to have all the tools they need to secure work experience. From advice to internship opportunities – The National Work Experience Campaign has it all in one place. There’s also a handy Career Test to give anyone who’s a bit confused about their options a nudge in the right direction. Take a look today!”
Update 1: 05/04/13 Statement from AllAboutCareers.com