Work experience encompasses young people’s experience of work tasks in work environments on time-limited placements, alongside their education.
It offers a range of benefits for young people, including providing:
- Insight into the world of work that improved their ability to make decisions about the future, understand workplace ‘norms’ and behaviours, and to understand different sorts of workplaces;
- Development of career-relevant skills valued by employers including communication, teamwork, resilience and confidence, and;
- Improved long-term careers outcomes, including wage-premiums, employability, and a reduced likelihood of becoming NEET (Not in Education, Employment or Training).
However, work experience’s potential to achieve these benefits remains untapped. The...
2nd May 2019
, Loic Menzies
, Sam Baars
, Will Millard