Guide

Providing work experience opportunities

Introduction

One challenge that most businesses face is finding the right people to help them develop and grow.

As an employer, you could provide a young person with a quality work placement which would give them a positive experience and increase their employability skills. It could also help you to build a dynamic and productive workforce.

By providing a work experience opportunity, you would also be contributing to the education process and to the economy as a whole.

This guide provides information on the work experience process, the benefits to both employers and young people and an overview of health and safety and risk assessment considerations.

It also highlights the type of work experience activities you could provide so that both you and the young person get the most benefit from the process.