What makes Work Experience Work?

what makes work experience work

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.

Access the Work Experience Guide for Employers

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.

Young Person’s Guide to Finding Work Experience

 

 

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