The rewards and benefits of work experience are real. Work experience builds confidence and self-esteem, makes young people feel valued and enables a young person to feel passionate about something and help them choose which career path could be the right one to follow.
What does it involve?
Decide how much time you can offer to work experience which could be from one to four days per week ranging from 1 week to the whole 40 week programme of a learner. Be sensible — don’t offer more time than you can afford to give. Rather start with fewer hours or days and build up to offering more as you gain confidence in the programme. But the more time you can offer, the more involved young people will get.
How much does it cost?