Employers: Could you offer work experience?

This publication was withdrawn on 23 November 2015

This publication is no longer current. Find information on GOV.UK about work experience.

How Jobcentre Plus can help employers provide a positive experience of work for young jobseekers and develop local talent and skills.



This Jobcentre Plus guidance for employers includes:

  • how to get involved
  • how to best support participants
  • frequently asked questions
  • where to get more information

Work experience enables young, unemployed people to volunteer for placements lasting between 2 and 8 weeks. It’s open to young people who are aged 16 to 24 years old and, in some cases, people aged 25 and over who don’t have any recent work history.