The CIPD has partnered with online learning platform, Springpod, to offer a free work experience programme to young people in the UK, aged 15 years or older. The initiative will introduce a new generation to the people profession and demonstrate the wide range of successful and rewarding career options available.
With over seven hours of online content, the programme offers young learners a comprehensive overview of HR and the people profession; from achieving CIPD qualifications and understanding the importance of belonging to a chartered membership body, to addressing common misconceptions about the sector.
The new initiative comes after the successful launch of the CIPD Trust and is part of the CIPD’s ambition to create a more diverse profession, and provide people getting into work with access to the expertise of CIPD members and industry partners.
The programme has already seen over 288 students apply. The majority of student applicants (37%) are of Asian ethnicity, followed by students of White (31%) and Black (14%) ethnicity.
The live virtual work experience programme is taking place from 23 October to 3 November 2023. After this date, it will be available on-demand for 12 months, until October 2024.
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