Work experience information for schools

Our work experience team provides a fully managed service for work experience placements. We can also offer bespoke services for schools that wish to manage programmes in-house with a little support. 

Benefits of accessing work experience via the Council

  • Attendance at work experience networking meetings
  • Updates on work experience incidents, new stories, changes and independent programmes
  • Access to our comprehensive database containing more than 5,000 businesses
  • Pre-placement health & safety, welfare, insurance and safeguarding assessments of employers
  • Visits by both the Institution of Occupational Safety and Health (IOSH) and NEBOSH health and safety qualified assessors for low to high risk placements
  • Work experience logbooks for all Pre-16 students
  • Advice on policies and procedures
  • Accident / incident investigation support
  • Initial and refresher training for work experience co-ordinators
  • Statistical reporting on work experience programmes to include placement type/classification, postcodes used, gender and ethnicity
  • Work related learning, enterprise and careers activities
  • And more…

Read our documents for schools