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Benefits of work experience

There are also many benefits for employers, who participate in offering work experience placements for young people, such as:

  • building talent pipelines from the work force of the future, this will allow employers to access a wider range of talent resulting in more recruitment opportunities
  • young people offer new ideas and ways of thinking, reflecting the ideas of future generations
  • engagement with the local community, helps to boost local economic development. This can lead to an increase in brand profile and turn into greater profit
  • work experience can provide the opportunity of staff development, as they are able to mentor young people and further develop their management and interpersonal skills
  • more engaged work force, sending a positive message to the wider workforce about the values of the organisation
  • less unemployment for young people and the welfare state creating positive outcomes to the economy
  • giving young people the chance to experience what a typical day might be like working towards their aspirations.