Work experience: changes to government policy

An overview of changing work experience policies relevant to employers.



This guide provides employers with an overview of the changes being introduced by the UK government around work experience. The guide covers changes such as:

  • mandatory work experience for all 16-19 year olds
  • the introduction of traineeships - a new programme bridging education and employment
  • the removal unnecessary red tape
  • the introduction of new ‘supported internships’ for young people with special needs