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Why is a work placement right for my child?

As a parent or guardian you want your child to get the best possible start in their career. There are many options available to young people after they leave school. Work Placements are a great option for young people who want to get hands-on experience in a work environment. Choosing a work placement route means they will get skills, experience and qualifications on the job.

Adding to the reasons why work placements are so valuable: half of employers rate work experience as being of critical value for young people joining the labour market and 2 in 3 employers believe work placements are a top priority for schools and colleges to develop an awareness of working life. Meaning your child will get a head start when finishing college because they will have already gained experience and skills valued by employers.