Work experience when young boosts income - research

Mon, 04/03/2013 - 12:40 -- nick

Undertaking work experience placements while still at school improves earnings later in life, a study has found.

Research by the Education and Employers Taskforce, the charity that aims to link schools with employers, shows that those pupils who go through four or more work experience placements earn an average of £23,100 by their mid-20s, £3,600-a-year more than those who did less.

Young people forced in to work experience

Tue, 13/11/2012 - 17:01 -- nick

The Department for Work and Pensions has announced a new work experience pilot for young people in Derbyshire.

Designed and run by the local Jobcentre Plus, the scheme will target around 2,000 18 to 24 year olds in the district who have been on Jobseekers Allowance for more than six months, yet have gained little or no recent work experience. They will have to take part in an eight week programme, will be expected to do 30 hours of work for the benefit of their communities and will also receive six hours of intensive job seeking support per week.


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