Work related learning and work experience
Understanding the world of work is important for young people making decisions about their futures.
As the employment market becomes ever more complex, engaging with employers is crucial for young people to develop their knowledge of the ‘World of Work’, allowing them to make informed decisions about further or higher education, an apprenticeship or selecting a job, career or profession. Careers guidance and inspiration in schools indicates that one of the principles for good practice that schools should consider when developing their strategy for career guidance is to “offer high quality work experience that properly reflects individuals’ studies and strengths, and supports the academic curriculum”. It also identifies the need to build strong connections.
YC Hertfordshire can support the employer engagement requirements of learning providers both in and outside of Hertfordshire. We are ready to:
- source a range of employers for whole cohort work experience
- source bespoke employers for targeted work experience
- source employers able to support longer weekly placements
- complete health & safety checks using IOSH qualified staff
With our comprehensive employer database, link2+, your students will have ‘online’ access to a broad cross section of employers offering work experience placements.
YC Hertfordshire is able to offer all of our services to learning providers in Hertfordshire and neighbouring counties. Contact us for further details.