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 amongst other benefits of work experience.

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 different types of work experience opportunities that your business could provide including work experience opportunities for students still at school and work experience opportunities for young people and graduates. There is also guidance on ensuring a safe work experience placement and preparing for the work experience placement including 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.

You can also advertise your work experience opportunities on Connect to Success NI.