Young People and Work Experience

Introducing young people to the world of work can help them understand the work environment, choose future careers or prepare for employment.

For many employers there are real benefits of providing work experience opportunities for young people from being part of a Corporate Social Responsibility policy to identifying future talent but as Judith Hackett, Chair of The Health and Safety Executive comments “work placement arrangements are too often seen as over-bureaucratic and burdensome, putting off potential employers. We must tackle this and stop over-interpretation of the law.”

The HSE have, therefore, recently published revised guidance for employers with health and safety responsibilities for young people, and in particular those on work experience. The simplified guidance provides clarity, particularly in the areas of risk assessment and clearly sets out what work experience organisers do and do not need to do

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