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Work experience is defined as ‘a placement with an employer in which a young person carries out a range of tasks in much the same way as an employee, but with the emphasis on the learning aspects of the experience’.

Current legislation states that students may only legally participate in work experience during their last two years of compulsory education or above.

In addition, work experience placements for students in Year 10 and 11 must be arranged either:

  • By the LA, or
  • By the governing body of a school acting on behalf of the LA (1996  Education Act and Section 112 of the School Standards and Framework Act 1998)

The governing body of a school must have delegated authority from the LA to arrange work experience placements for students in Y10 and Y11.  It does not need to have the LA’s approval to arrange work experience for students in Y12 and Y13.

On behalf of Bromley LA, Bromley EBP works with schools to ensure their work experience programmes satisfy the requirements of current legislation and local guidance. This includes providing a package of support services to help schools deliver high quality work experience schemes.

Bromley EBP's support package for 2017-18 can be found in the 'Downloads' section.

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