Work Experience Guidance and Forms for Employers

Work Experience Guidance for Employers

To safeguard young people under the age of 18 and for the work experience placement to commence, we are required to ensure the employer:

  • has policies and procedures in place to protect children from harm and can provide a copy to the school- example Example of a safeguarding policy statement (
  • has a risk assessment for young people in the workplace if the employer has a workforce over 5 people- link to advise Young people at work - work experience - HSE
  • agrees to the work experience agreement if the employer has a workforce under 5 people as not required to have a risk assessment- Click here
  • If the work experience placement, due to its nature would be on a 1-2-1 basis, such as trade work, then the employer will need to agree to have an enhanced DBS check against the child barred list which will be offered by the school.


A form is to be completed by an employer offering a year 10 student a work experience placement:

Click here


Health and Safety Guidance for Young People in the Workplace:



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