I work for a large charity and we are reviewing our work experience programme.
My brief (which is broad and very open) is to research what we could do with our work experience programme based on the following question:
"If we were to run a work experience programme, how would we go about doing it?"
I am looking for any ideas or best practice from other organisations on how you manage work experience.
We do occasionally offer one-week work experience placements to young people aged 14 to 18 as one way that we can provide a meaningful opportunity for young people to be actively involved in the work that we do.
Through this placement for young people we aim to:
- Raise awareness about the work that we do
- Give an insight into the ‘world of work’ and the charity sector
- Help young people develop as individuals, and improve their employability by developing interests and skills
- Show young people the value of their contribution to society.
The programme is in need of a review and I am open to new thoughts and ideas about how we make our programme a great experience for both sides.
I look forward to hearing from you.