Work experience placements
The programme offers short work experience placements with local employers. These placements can last between two and eight weeks and will give you the chance to try out various tasks in a real work situation and develop skills needed to help you get a job.
You can learn more about specific industries and job roles to help you make more informed choices about your future. They can also improve your levels of confidence and motivation.
How to get on the Work Experience Programme
To be eligible for the work experience programme, you must:
- be receiving Universal Credit or Jobseeker's Allowance and actively seeking full-time employment for five weeks or more
- be actively seeking full-time employment for five weeks or more if you're unemployed and not claiming benefits
- not have reached the eligibility point for mandatory entry to the Steps 2 Success programme
To get involved in the work experience programme, speak to an adviser/work coach in your local Jobs and Benefits office to discuss what skills you need to develop.
If you're eligible, they can help you identify suitable work experience opportunities that could improve your chances of getting a job.
Taking part in the programme is voluntary and you'll continue to receive your benefit.
Any eligible weekly travel costs and childcare costs will be reimbursed.