A large part of CXK’s work involves helping young people and adults to build the skills and experience they need to progress into work, training, or further education; and our links with employers are vital to helping us to get the individuals we support to be ‘work ready’.

Many young people begin our programmes with little or no work experience. After years of following school timetables, progressing into the working environment can be a daunting experience. With the right support, however, a young worker can very quickly become a skilled and valuable member of a team.

At CXK, we’re looking for local employers to partner with to help us inspire the next generation’s workforce and to help them progress in to work. As an employer, you can demonstrate your commitment to corporate social responsibility (CSR) and to your community by helping us in the following ways:

    • Provide work experience opportunities
      As an employer, you can help by providing young people with the opportunity to experience the world of work by offering either a workplace visit or a period of work experience. Employers often struggle to find the right person for a new position and CXK can help find passionate people who are looking for exactly this opportunity. This also allows employers to effectively try out a potential future employee to see how they could fit in with their team.
    • Work with us to fill apprenticeship or traineeship positions
      You can support your local community by offering support to young people to help them progress in to employment by offering traineeships or apprenticeships that enable young people to gain relevant skills whilst gaining real world experience.
    • Offer workplace visits
      Welcome some of the individuals we work with to your premises, to support their career planning decisions by showcasing what it is like to work within your field.
    • Provide mock interviews
      You can help to support local young people in developing their interview skills by helping to deliver mock interviews.
    • Speak at a local school or college, or at a careers event
      At CXK, we provide a range of careers guidance services to young people through events, schools and colleges across Kent. You can support us by working with us to deliver sector-specific workshops to students, providing information about your industry and job role expectations; or perhaps by joining a ‘Dragons Den’ panel as an industry expert and helping to develop our young people’s employability skills.
    • Offer additional training to improve future employability

To find out more and to discuss how you can support CXK and your local community as an employer, please get in touch.