Work Experience

Work Experience

Work experience is “a placement on an employer’s premises in which a pupil carries out a particular task or duty, more or less as would an employee, but with an emphasis on the learning aspects of the experience” (DfEE 1996).

Work Experience can only be successful with the valuable support of local employers. EBSI’s role is to co-ordinate the Work Experience programme through liaising with employers and schools to ensure that the process runs efficiently for all partners.

The programme enables young people to spend short periods of time, usually 1 or 2 weeks, in a workplace where they are able to familiarise themselves with the skills and attitudes needed by today’s employers.

For further information please contact EBSI office to speak to one of our advisors

Latest news on Work Experience

“Almost nine in 10 16-18 year olds said that a visit to an employer was “extremely useful” to them, yet only a quarter of learners have been given this opportunity, according to research published by City & Guilds this morning.”

See full Work Experience article here

“Government launches plans to enhance global work experience of graduates”

See Work Experience of graduates article here