Work placements and internships are a great way to develop transferable skills. Read our guide so you can talk to your son or daughter about the benefits.
About work experience
Work experience is often arranged by schools and colleges in Year 10 and above. They’ll usually organise it for you, but some let students arrange their own placements.
National Careers Service
Find out what young people can offer employers and what students can learn from work experience.
RoSPA Young workers
Workplace health and safety issues and advice for young people on work experience, from the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents.
Advice on work experience involving science and maths for those over 16.
The Year in Industry
This scheme places students in their gap year (before or during their degree course) with top companies. There are paid placements in all areas of engineering, science, IT, e-commerce, business, marketing, finance and logistics.
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