The Evening Standard reports that businesses are giving virtual work experience placements during the coronavirus.
The virtual work experience programme, run by the charity Speakers for Schools, aims to give state school students the same access to top jobs and networks as those from fee-paying schools, despite the lockdown.
The scheme was due to be launched at the end of this year but has been rushed forward because of fears that the coronavirus could rob young people of career opportunities — especially those from less advantaged backgrounds. More than 180 schools have signed up, as well as employers including Cisco, the Opera Holland Park, Marie Curie and BP.
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