Offering short term work placements from 1-5 days provide great opportunities for learners to experience a wide range of entry level roles under staff supervision.  Traditional placements are valuable opportunities for learners, giving them insight into a particular career and the chance to start building networks.


Key features for each stakeholder:

Employers

What does it mean?

Short term work experience from one day to one week in length.

What is the purpose?

Students gain experience of working environments.

What does it look like?

A minimum of one to five days of hosting a student and supervising their role and tasks.

Education Providers

What does it mean?

Employers offer short term work experience from one day to one week in length.

What is the purpose?

Your students gain experience of working environments.

What does it look like?

A student from your school visiting an employer for a period of one to five days. You prepare the formal preparation programme and facilitate the formal briefing and debriefing of the placement

Young People & Communities

What does it mean?

Employers offer a short term work experience placement from one day to one week in length.

What is the purpose?

You gain first-hand experience of working environments.

What does it look like?

You will complete a placement with an employer for a period of one to five days


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