nelink.info is the easiest way to find something useful to do, widen your circle of contacts and improve your chances of gaining work. Everything we offer is free, unique to the North East and supported by informnorth and our partners.

You will find the headings to the questions we are most frequently asked below - if you click on something you want more detail about, the panel will move to the answer.

We hope you find nelink useful, but if you think there's something we have missed or an area in which we can improve what we offer, please just get in touch by email (faq@nelink.info) to let us know, and we will do the rest.

Searching for worthwhile work experience
Okay, experience is important - how do we help?
Contact lots of employers quickly and easily
Adults can gain work experience too
Use our services to contact employers for work opportunities too
Businesses and employers that believe in CSR
Visit all of our sponsors
Read each of the FAQs
Please, tell a friend about us
Link to us online from your own website
Use our logo on your stationery/campaigns and show your support
Share your files with others
We want your feedback

Searching for worthwhile work experience
When it comes to searching for a worthwhile work experience opportunity, just about everybody has plenty to learn - and as they are our future workforce, they also have lots to offer.

It's not just something you do at school in Year 10 either, because work experience plays an important part in laying a solid foundation for the world of work, particularly whilst studying at College or University.

A work experience placement is a good way to gain more of an understanding and a much clearer insight into a particular employment or specific career area. It's also a great way of making your very first links with people who could turn out to be friends as well as colleagues in the world of work and employment.

Okay, experience is important - how do we help?
nelink provides a unique and quick online match-making service that helps you to make contact with businesses, community-based organisations and employers of all sizes in all parts of the North East, with just one click.

Contact lots of employers quickly and easily
Through our free online service, it's easy to send a message to lots of employers to introduce yourself and ask to be considered for a possible work experience placement. You can cut and paste your original message, personalise it for different employers, and attach a copy of your CV, supporting pdf's or documents, a portfolio of your work, or even a link to any work you might have online.

Adults can gain work experience too
It's important to remember that work experience is not just for those who are starting out on their career path - requesting a placement with an employer as an adult sets you aside from other job seekers in a crowded marketplace.

In this way, work experience can give you something interesting to do that could also open the door to a completely different area of work to that which you might have been in, or might currently be working in.

Use our services to contact employers for work opportunities too
If you are looking for paid for work and employment, you can also use our free online service to quickly contact potential employers. Use it to ask lots of different employers if you can be considered for any vacancies they might have and again, do this with a personalised message and add any supporting documents.

Businesses and employers that believe in CSR
Employers who genuinely believe in Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) are welcome to add their details and offer individuals exciting work experience opportunities wherever possible. Employers shouldn't under estimate the important role work experience plays in giving people the chance of an insight into employment and to gain experience, particularly when jobs are scarce.

Please consider how we can also help you in other ways, or how you can support our parent company informnorth, which operates as a social enterprise.

You can also add your details as an individual and offer to volunteer with other businesses, community-based organisations and groups and make a real contribution by helping out in ways that are exciting and interesting, where your help will be welcomed and recognised.

It's free for employers to add their details for work experience opportunities and it is also free to add your details on our volunteer database, where we will match your skills and interests to those who really need them.

Visit all of our sponsors
We are grateful to have the support of each of our sponsors, they help make everything we do possible, through informnorth as a social enterprise and through nelink. To get the most from what we offer, and increase your chances of success, please click on our sponsor logos and use the links that appear to contact our sponsors for their help and support.

Read each of the FAQs
Please read each of the specific Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) that appear at the bottom of each section of nelink, as these could give you many more ideas and information on each topic area and what you can do to capitalise on your own situation. If there's anything missing please let us know by emailing a short message to faq@nelink.info and we'll try our best to cover it for you.

Please, tell a friend about us
If you find nelink useful then add us to your 'favourites' list and pop back as often as you need to. If you can also help spread the word - in fact tell everybody that you know - about nelink, then we would be grateful, because the more people that know about us and the services we offer, the better.

Link to us online from your own website
Download the small web version of our logo from our resource folder - the words are highlighted at the bottom left of each page.

If you click on the text that is underlined, a folder opens with additional web resources and files in it which you are free to access and use.

We would be grateful if you could let us know when you are using it and you could feature in a future issue of informnorth as a thank you in return.

Use our logo on your stationery/campaigns and show your support
You can download our web and print resolution logos from our special nelink Dropbox public resource folder in just a few quick clicks - the words are highlighted at the bottom left of each page where it says "Click here to access more resources".

This will take you to our special Dropbox folder, where you can access additional resources and files. Download our website and print quality logos - which is saved as nelinklogo.zip file. This contains our logo as a web .png file and 300dpi professional print quality logo, as well as full web instructions for making our logo clickable on your own website.

In the same zip file there is also an nelinklogo.tif file, if you use it on your posters, leaflets, stationery, display materials and marketing campaigns it's the same as using our logo on your website and shows your support for nelink as a social enterprise. Using our logo helps us raise our profile/awareness and if you let us know when you use it, we could feature you in a future issue of informnorth magazine for free, as a thank you in return, so you have nothing to lose by taking advantage of this.

Share your files with others
Our resource folder is a safe way to keep copies of anything that you might want to share with others at a later date. If you have any files or additional resources, images, audio, presentations or documents that you would like to keep in a secure location for others to access quickly and easily, then we can help you do this and we provide this as a FREE service. You can send us any type of file to be added to the resource folder - including Powerpoint presentations, Word documents, pdf files, video show reels, audio, Photoshop, Quark Xpress or Excel files.

It's a really safe way to ensure you can access your files and key presentations and share them with others to view or alter and amend when you are away from the office or work. You can do this just by emailing your file to us at info@nelink.info - and we will do the rest.

Due to file size constraints involved with web hosting, please try to reduce the file size or compress your files wherever possible, but don't worry we have lots of space. Everybody can access the additional resources and files for free, you just need to give them the www.tinyurl.com/nelinkpublic web address. They can also access the folder through nelink by clicking the words that are highlighted at the bottom left of each page where it says "Click here to access more resources".

We want your feedback
nelink is run by a small team, supported by informnorth, which is one of the leading social enterprises in the United Kingdom.

We try to get things right but sometimes errors do occur and we welcome your comments and suggestions, particularly if you think it is something that would improve what we offer.

If we have missed a question that would have helped you then please let us know by emailing a short message to faq@nelink.info and we will add it for you.

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