Calling all Business owners…experience profit through partnership 25 March 2015


The Arun Business Partnership and Arun District Council are delighted to be working together to create work experience opportunities for local people.

The Arun Business Partnership was set up some 20 years ago and provides all types of support to local business of all sizes.  Part of that support is to encourage them to engage in the work experience scheme, creating opportunities to develop their business and to benefit from the skills that so many of our local young people have to offer.

As part of this initiative, which helps to boost the local economy, Arun Business Partnership has set up a partnership agreement with Jobcentre Plus. They work with local businesses, enabling young, unemployed people to secure a placement in a business to gain valuable experience of what working life is all about. At the end of the placement the young people are often equipped with the skills and confidence that makes a real difference to their prospects of finding permanent employment, and in some cases, the young people that have taken part in this voluntary scheme, have made such a positive impact, they have been offered a job in the company where they have done their period of voluntary work experience.

This scheme provides a win-win situation as it not only benefits the individuals but also the business owners and in turn, the local economy.

Miriam Nicholls, Business Development Manager, Arun District Council said ‘Giving local young people a chance to find their way into work is a wholly rewarding experience for all involved. Arun District Council is proud to be part of this scheme, and has enhanced their workforce as a result. By providing opportunities for young people to experience working life first hand, we are helping them to become better equipped to offer potential employers a wider range of skills while increasing their confidence and self-belief.‘

For more information about the Work Experience opportunity or the Arun Business Partnership contact Miriam Nicholls at Arun District Council on 01903 737845.