Work experience placements

Schools/departments within the University of Birmingham may be asked from time to time to provide young people with work experience.

The aim of providing work placements is to:

  • Provide young people with an understanding of the world of work
  • Assist young people in deciding what type of career they might want in the future
  • Improve the personal development of young people
  • Improve the key skills and employability of young people
  • Strengthen links between the University, schools and the local community

Placements are organised directly with Schools/Budget Centres, and not centrally through Human Resources. 

The Guidance on work experience placements provides information to help those managing the process, including legal requirements and practical aspects of having young people in a work environment.

Further information:

Health and safety guidance on work experience placements

Safeguarding children and young people within the University

Template work experience letter


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