Providing work experience opportunities

Work experience opportunities for young people and graduates

There are ways you can source or advertise work experience opportunities for young people and graduates.

Training for Success

Training for Success has been developed by the Department for the Economy so that young people can obtain training and development to progress in the workplace.

Through the programme, you can provide work experience opportunities for school leavers aged 16-17 years (and up to age 22 and 24 for those with extended eligibility).

Read more on Training for Success: providing work experience for young people.

Youth Employment Scheme

The Department for Communities' Employment Service also works with employers to offer young jobseekers the opportunity to obtain meaningful short work placements through the Youth Employment Scheme.

Through the scheme, you can offer a placement to a young person aged 18 to 24 years old.

You can also advertise work experience opportunities online for free using Employers Online NI or Job Centre Online NI.

Read more on the Youth Employment Scheme: providing short work placements to support young people.

Business in the Community - Responsible Internship Programme

Business in the Community runs the Responsible Internship Programme which aims to help graduates by providing meaningful work placements.

The programme focuses on supporting businesses to identify and create best practic internships, promoting internships to graduates and supporting ongoing internships. See more in our video on Providing work experience opportunities - Keep Northern Ireland Beautiful (video).