Services and support within each Local Authority, Jobcentre
Plus or Health Board area.
Work experience is an opportunity for people out of work to
experience first hand what working in a particular job or for a
particular employer is like. Not only does it enable individuals to
assess whether a job or employer meets their expectations, work
experience also has many benefits for individuals - including:
For work experience to be effective, it needs to be properly
planned, with the individual and the employer both committed to the
work experience placement. Good practice suggests (
Work experience is strongly encouraged amongst school pupils and
it is becoming an increasingly important component of interventions
aimed at getting people towards and into sustainable employment.
Examples of work experience programmes include: