ScreenSkills Select hybrid work experience guidelines for educators and employers

ScreenSkills Select is the industry-led scheme that endorses screen courses developing industry-ready students.

These guidelines are for educators and employers and are aimed at ensuring hybrid or remote placements are effective in developing the critical workplace experience and skills sought after in students by employers.

In tandem they also give students a meaningful, fulfilling and well-supported experience, which makes them more confident in wanting to start a career in screen.

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ScreenSkills Select hybrid work experience

The guidelines were developed in partnership with key screen industry and educational figures to address concerns about the impact of new, post-Covid remote or hybrid working practices on work placements and work experience.

They are for course leaders and employability engagement staff in the Higher and Further Education sectors across the UK, providing a best practice framework for hybrid work experience undertaken by 18+ students.

They are also intended as a guide for employers when structuring their own hybrid work experience programmes.

 

There are seven core steps which pave the way for a successfully and mutually beneficial work experience activity:

  • Preparation - preparing the student with professional and soft skills to enable them to enjoy a successful hybrid work experience placement
  • Technology and platform - ensuring the student has the appropriate technology, software, and online platform to fully take part
  • Recruitment and selection – establishing clear communication on recruitment and selection practices between all stakeholders and to enhance and inspire students to take part
  • Onboarding and induction - maintaining productive and open channels of communication to ensure the student remains engaged
  • Supervision and mentoring - supporting the student from an educational and pastoral perspective during their placement
  • Pastoral care and wellbeing - working remotely can be an isolating experience so it is vital students maintain engagement and are looked after in terms of their wellbeing
  • Projects, modules and learning activities - ensuring the activities undertaken during the placement successfully develop the students’ skills and experience

Download the full guidelines

ScreenSkills Select hybrid work experience