National Work Experience Week 2016

14 October 2016

Youth Connexions support around 7,000 young people each year to take up work experience placements which gives them valuable insight into the world of work.

Youth Connexions works with schools across the county and holds a database of more than 15,000 employers who offer placements to young people.

While young people gain a better understanding of the skills and qualifications needed to work in specific industries, employers also see a number of benefits from offering work experience placements. These include:

  • Promoting the industry and raising a company’s profile in the local community
  • Enabling young people to learn about their industry and the sector of employment, possibly influencing future choices
  • Developing the management skills of staff
  • Helping a company to see their business from a young person’s point of view


If you would like to find out more about offering a work experience placement, you can find out more here.