Become a work experience employer

Some young people are keen to take the first steps to employment but have not yet gained any workplace skills. This is where you can be a vital part of a young person’s progression into employment


You can, either:

  • Offer a placement for a young person completing a Traineeship.

  • Offer a placement for a young person completing one of our college-based Study Programmes.


These two options are a great way for you to give short-term commitment to a young person who will benefit from your experience and build up their workplace skills which will enable them to progress to an Apprenticeship. You may be happy to offer this progression route yourself or they can progress to another employer.

What's more, the new Government incentive which runs from 1st August 2020 until 31st July 2021 means that all employers providing traineeship work placements will receive £1,000.

If you are unable to offer a work experience placement then maybe you can come into college and offer a demonstration of skills or give a talk to learners about working in your industry?


Work Experience Employers must meet the following criteria:

  • Must be a registered business

  • Must hold Liability Insurance that includes cover for volunteers on placement

  • Must pay learner expenses such as transport and meals

  • Must not include learner on your PAYE Scheme

  • Must provide meaningful work tasks


If you have a vacancy or are interested in getting involved in training learners, please call us on 0800 783 2901 and speak with one of our Recruitment Team.

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