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Welcome to Fair Train Work Experience

Fair Train is the national charity which champions the provision of, and access to, high quality work experience opportunities, from traditional school-pupil placements for 16-19-year olds (e.g. study programmes and T-Level industry placements), to traineeships, internships, volunteering and apprenticeships.

Carley Consult is working in partnership with Fair Train to promote the take-up of its Work Experience Quality Standard, a formal accreditation which recognises the commitment of Standard holders towards providing high-quality and labour market relevant work experience opportunities.

Sign-up for the Fair Train Work Experience Quality Standard with Carley Consult 

The Work Experience Quality Standard was developed in association with the Department for Education, Ofsted, The Association of Colleges, AELP, TUC, the National Careers Service and employers and learning/training providers. It is increasingly recognised as a benefit to public sector commissioners, in distinguishing employability, learning and skills providers who can evidence a true commitment to work experience delivered at high quality.

The Standard can be awarded to employers, learning/training providers and facilitators/brokers. More than 450 organisations have already achieved Fair Train’s Work Experience Quality Standard, including major corporations, SMEs, charities, FE colleges, local authorities and more than fifty NHS Trusts.  Notable amongst these organisations are Reed in Partnership, Care Plus Group, Groundwork, Barnardo’s and Rathbone.

There are three levels of accreditation: Bronze, Silver and Gold, with prices starting from as little as £100, ensuring attainability and relevance for all types of organisation. Though the accreditation is highly regarded for its rigour and integrity, the application process is straightforward and minimally time consuming. It involves a simple Health Checker and Self-Assessment, along with the collation of relevant internal evidence of your commitment to providing quality work experience.

To find out more about the Work Experience Quality Standard, and how to apply, please call us on 01302 361 630 or e-mail us at fairtrain@carleyconsult.co.uk and we will provide all the information you need to become accredited.

Did you know…

More than 450 organisations – employers, learning/training providers and facilitators – have now achieved Fair Train’s Work Experience Quality Standard.

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