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Virtual work experience with Liquid

Providing students with key skills and valuable knowledge during the pandemic

While a vaccine is boosting hopes of a return to normality, the effects of the coronavirus pandemic – as well as its related restrictions – will be with us for the foreseeable future.

COVID-19 restrictions have had a massive effect on young people, with many missing out on the opportunity to undertake important work experience placements and gain valuable skills and knowledge during sixth form and university.

These missed work experience opportunities inspired us to launch a series of virtual work experience sessions for sixth form and university students in February 2021.

The two sessions, ‘An Introduction to PR’ and ‘An Introduction to Social and Digital’, aim to support students from across the UK and the Channel Islands and allow them to gain valuable understanding and experience in the communications industry.

Endorsed by the Public Relations and Communications Association (PRCA), the sessions will be hosted virtually by our junior team members in Birmingham. The team will provide participants with useful career insights; from what it’s like working in communications to how best to improve employability or join the profession.

The sessions will take place on 15th and 17th February, between 2pm and 4pm over Zoom, with space for 300 students to join each session to gain insight and to help navigate the challenges of gaining work experience during the current pandemic.

All students taking part will receive a certificate as proof of the experience.

Our CEO, Elisabeth Lewis-Jones, said: “We are very excited to be able to give up to 600 students the opportunity to gain valuable work experience remotely. As a company, we passionately believe in training and development and support school leavers and university students each year, through mentoring, placements and our own graduate recruitment programme, Source.

“We appreciate that the pandemic has made work experience difficult for many young people to develop their skills. This is our way of providing guidance and advice at such a crucial time in their career, as well as something tangible to put on their CV.”

Students can book their place on the work experience sessions via Eventbrite. Register for ‘An Introduction to PR’ here and ‘An Introduction to Social and Digital’ here.