Are you a Local Employer?

Relevant work experience was rated by 66% of recruiting employers as being a critical or significant factor looked for in candidatesYoung Adult Learning Worcestershire offer Study Programmes and Traineeships in a range of vocational areas delivered by several Worcestershire based training providers, giving them the opportunity to enhance their skills and experience in a realistic workplace setting.

Can you offer a young person a Work Experience Opportunity?

We are looking for local employers who can offer Work Experience placements to our learners.

On Study Programmes the learners complete 90 hours work experience 

This may be with one employer or made up of several different placements. Therefore, placements can be tailored to the individual.

Traineeships are 26-week programmes

The majority of which is spent in the work place. Learners are expected to attend 1 day a week with the training provider.

Employers are not required to pay young people, so this is a great opportunity to enhance your business while training up new talent in your business sector.

What do I need?

To ensure that the work experience placement is a positive experience for both employer and young person, it is essential that the placement is suited to everyone’s needs.

You will need:

Health and Safety

The employer has the primary responsibility for the health and safety of students whilst on work experience placement and must show evidence of risk assessments for workers under the age of 18.

Employers’ Liability Compulsory Insurance

The government have confirmed that the insurance industry has committed to treat work experience students as employees so that they will be covered by existing Employers’ Liability Insurance policies.

Disclosure and Barring Service (formally CRB)

Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Services checks are no longer required on employers/staff supervising young people aged 16 to 17 on work experience.

Please note: Young people intending to undertake work experience in the Health Care and Early Years Sector will need an enhanced DBS check before starting on their placement. Providers will need to cover the costs and the time it takes to complete an application.

Contact

If you have any queries or feel you can offer a valuable experience to our young people, please contact us at:

Email: youngadultlearning@worcestershire.gov.uk
Tel: 01905 728537 / 07702 620415