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Kainos and Speakers for Schools launch Virtual Work Experience Programme

Leading digital technology company Kainos is partnering with Speakers for Schools to offer an ambitious new virtual work experience programme for young people in Northern Ireland. As in-person work experience opportunities have slowed significantly, virtual work experiences will connect young people to the world of work and open their minds to the possibility of a career in a sector they may not have considered.

1,000 work placement opportunities will be available and applications are welcome from students across Northern Ireland. Kainos is teaming up with NI’s School Employer Connections and UK-wide charity Speakers for Schools to re-open the world of careers in technology and introduce them directly to young people.

Gemma Crothers, Social Responsibility Manager at Kainos said: “We are excited about growing the potential of the young people of Northern Ireland. Whilst we adapt to COVID-safe working, we must not sacrifice young people’s access to career experiences. We are delighted to partner with School Employer Connections and Speakers for Schools to equip today’s young people with the digital literacy and critical thinking skills that our future economy will so desperately need.”

If you are a local business, school or student in Northern Ireland find out more and get involved here.