What is general work experience?
Gaining valuable work experience really does help people to develop and prepare for a job.
We receive lots of requests from young people who are studying and would benefit from work experience. This can be from people at college level through to undergraduates and postgraduates.
A work experience placement can be paid or unpaid; short-term (1-2 weeks) or long-term (12 months); for school or higher education students.
All work experience placements are used to allow young people to experience the world of work. It means they can learn about the skills employers are looking for and develop their knowledge to inform career planning. They are brilliant ways for young people to adjust to the routines and habits of working life. It also gives them the chance to learn about the behaviours expected of people in the workplace.
If you can offer an option for general work experience, you can help a young person start their career.
We have several events each year that are a mixture of in person and virtual. They focus around a range of different careers. At these events, services can take part to talk about their field of work. Also what it’s like and how they got into it.
These events are great at reaching a wide people and help to inform people’s career choices.
Can you offer general work experience? Please fill in our form to be part of the Inclusive Offer.
What our employers say...
I feel fulfilled as a manager knowing I have given two delightful young people a chance for employment
From day one I knew we had made the right recruitment decision. Zoe has made such a positive impact on, not only the service, but also on me.
Our young person has been very willing to learn and has taken everything in his stride. He has worked well with other colleagues and he's been a joy to have in the team.
Megan has been an asset to the team and it has been a truly rewarding experience as an employer to see her flourish
Courtney is a testament to the programme, and I would not hesitate to take on anyone else in the future.
I've had a good experience managing the young member of staff. They have come with a fantastic attitude and work ethic.