Work Experience offers young people the opportunity to spend a short period of time in a real workplace. While on work experience students complete a range of work-related tasks and learn key skills and knowledge.
Through this hands-on approach, the student is able to develop the attitude they will require to succeed throughout their working life while at the same time being introduced to the roles and structures of the modern workplace.
Development of Staff
The hosting of staff on work experience will contribute to the development of your own staff. It may be the first opportunity that an employee has had to supervise another person in the workplace. This experience will raise their own awareness of communication, team work and mentoring skills which, can in turn, help increase an employee's motivation and job satisfaction. The process of planning, implementing, monitoring and evaluation of work experience programmes gives employees the opportunity to develop their own coaching and leadership skills.
Young people are a valuable resource and can undertake planned projects that company staff do not have the time to manage. They often bring a fresh approach and a younger perspective to routine tasks and often find new solutions. They also have the time to research alternative approaches to workplace practices.
Corporate Social Responsibility
Work experience placements are a great way to raise the profile of a company in the local community creating a positive image amongst young people, teachers, parents and other employers.
If you are interested in registering your business to host students on a work experience placement. Please contact us via the contact us section on the home page.