ISS has a commitment to help youth development within the United Kingdom; one way in which we address this is through our work inspiration program. It is offered to school children between the ages of 14 to 16, its aim is to provide any young person with hands on facility services experience.
Launched in September 2009 by the former Chairman of Business in the Community, Sir Stuart Rose, Work Inspiration is a national employer-led campaign which aims to make work experience more meaningful, relevant and inspiring for young people. The campaign responds to the gap between young people’s expectations of the world of work and what business expects from new recruits.
The ISS Work Inspiration Programme has ten commitments which will ensure the delivery of quality work experience on a consistent basis.
- Provide the student with a high quality period of work experience that will benefit the student.
- Plan in detail the process using ISS Work Inspiration guidelines.
- Meet and communicate effectively with the school/college/organiser, students and team before, during and after work experience.
- Provide an introduction to the ISS way and values.
- Ensure Health and Safety records are up to date and a risk assessment is in place for young people and children prior to the work experience.
- Provide a full induction appropriate to the type of work experience.
- Provide a buddy/mentor for all work experience.
- Provide formal feedback to the student at the end of the placement.
- Feedback views on work experience to the school/college.
- Encourage students to feedback throughout the placement.
ISS provides one of the most competent and structured work inspiration programs within its business, don’t just take our word for it, have a look through the case studies of past work experience students.
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