Using Work Experience to find the talent your company needs

The Youth Voice Census Report 2023 presents some compelling insights into the feelings of young people (age 14-24) about UK education, training, work and their prospects. For example:

  • 88% were not very confident they would find quality jobs in their local area.
  • 77% agree that work experience helps them build skills.
  • Lack of work experience, anxiety and mental health challenges were the biggest barriers young people thought they would have in finding a job

With these statistics in mind, we invite local employers to consider exploring work experience opportunities with education and training providers. This will not only help build the profile of your organisation but also connect you to learners who are motivated, proactive and keen to experience the working world.

Here are four ways you can frame a work experience conversation with providers.