Work experience: changes to government policy

An overview of changing work experience policies relevant to employers.


Making work experience work for you

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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

Updates to this page

Published 1 June 2013

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