Work experience can be ideal way for individuals who are not sure what they want to do or which sector they want to work in to gain some experience of what it is like to be in a work setting. For an employer, a programme can provide you with the first step in a ‘grow your own’ approach to building your workforce and feeding your talent pipeline.
The length of the work experience can vary from ‘tasters’ lasting just half a day through to one or two weeks or even delivered a couple of days a week over a few months.
- Health Education England has recently published The Future of Healthcare Work Experience Discovery Report which explores the NHS work experience landscape and looks at how it could be improved.
- Health Education England have also created The National Work Experience Resource Catalogue which is a repository of resources that can be shared to all health and social care colleagues to support the development and delivery of online work-related learning content.
- Case study – Royal Cornwall Hospital Trust – Virtual Work Experience