Pre-16 Work Experience in England and Wales
Part of the IES Reports series
Work experience is an influential form of link between education and employment for young people at school.
Over 500,000 students go out of school into workplaces for up to three weeks in the last year of their compulsory education.
This study, carried out for the Department of Education and Employment, is an analysis of where they go, what they do and how it is organized.
It is based on a national survey of work experience co-ordinators, supplemented by detailed case studies in six parts of the UK.