Pre-16 Work Experience Practice in England: an Evaluation

Hillage J, Kodz J, Pike G | Research Report RR263 | Department for Education and Employment | Apr 2001

Commissioned by the Department for Education and Employment, this study assesses current work experience policy and practice in England.

In particular, it evaluates the impacts of policy changes implemented since the last major evaluation in 1996, and informs the development of policies to further enhance the quality of work experience.

This report is based on national surveys of school and area work experience co-ordinators, and qualitative interviews and surveys of students, school staff, employers and intermediaries in five case study areas.