We have been working with our Youth Ambassadors to explore the question – What makes Work Experience Work?
Work experience plays a vital part in preparing young people for their future careers. It’s an opportunity for them to step outside the classroom and, for many, a chance to see the world at work for the very first time. It can build confidence and be the first thing to go on a CV.
When done well work experience can have the most positive impact on young people, so what does good work experience look like, is it hard to create a programme, do employers have to jump through lots of hoops? These are just some of the questions ambassadors asked and through their project they have created a guide for employers.
Included in the guide are videos, case studies, checklists, policy documents and more.
For our Youth Friendly Employer Members we have also created additional resources including a student workbook and company policy template for work experience. Visit your members dashboard for more information.
If you are not yet a Youth Friendly Employer Member find out more about it here.
Our Ambassadors also created this useful guide for young people based on interviews and surveys with our employer network.