Work Experience

This is a fantastic opportunity to introduce local young people into the reality of working life.

By giving students work experience, you have an opportunity to engage, inspire and inform them about what working life is really like. We are always keen to speak with employers about hosting a young person for work experience. If this is something that you would like to talk further about, please contact us.

Offering work experience opportunities to students and school leavers promotes both your company and the industry you are working in. Many industries are facing a skills shortages and work experience gives young people the opportunity to have a “taster session” of what goes on within your industry.

People tend to feel good about companies that invest in young people so this could help grow your own customer base.

When you host a work experience student at your workplace, they will need guidance and/or mentoring. As an employer, you may find the morale of your existing team is boosted as employees get the opportunity to develop their own supervisory and leadership skills. It can be a great way to keep staff engaged and for them to showcase any management qualities that they may have.

Hosting a work experience student can bring a breath of fresh air to your business. If you have always tackled some issues from the same angle, having a young person could offer a completely different perspective. Young people bring a whole new dynamic and energy level to your team.

If you are interested in employing an apprentice or young person at your company, then offering work experience is a great way to go about this. You can see how the young person performs in your workplace and you and the student can see if you are a good match for each other. It can also save your business time and money in recruitment fees.

We would love to hear from you if you would like to give a young person work experience at your business. Contact Amanda Walters any time for further information, on 04 939 9821 or