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Work experience organisers

Organisers include schools, colleges or those arranging placements for them, for example Education Business Partners (EBPs) or third-party independent organisations/businesses.

If you are advised that a particular placement is not possible due to health and safety, the person giving you that advice may well be wrong – there are very few work activities a student cannot do due to health and safety law. You can question their assertions by contacting HSE's Myth Buster Challenge Panel

How to keep a sense of proportion



Find out more about work experience responsibilities.

Find out more about the specific factors for young people.

Updated 2020-12-08