Work Experience: Employer Guide
Free resources for employers preparing their work experience offer
- Key questions to ask yourself when offering work experience
- Work experience delivery checklist
- Employer case studies
- UK work experience policy overview
Together with Youth Employment UK Youth Ambassadors, we’ve been working on a project to find out what makes work experience really WORK for young people. Why is it so important, and how we can help more employers offer more quality placements?
Understanding how it all works from an employer’s perspective can be a little daunting, but the following resources are designed to help employers feel more confident in their approach to offering work experience.
What works in work experience?
There’s a huge demand for work experience – yet our 2018 Youth Voice Census revealed that only 51% of young people had been offered it. To collectively ensure all young people progress with confidence into work, we need to ensure they have access to valuable experiences.
Youth Friendly organisations recognise that young people benefit from a range of work experience opportunities, including work shadowing and work experience placements on employer sites. These activities support young people to develop skills and understanding of the working world. With the following resources, you can deliver and experience that makes a positive difference to both young people and your organisation.
Work experience – resources for employers
More work experience delivery support for employers
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