Work experience

Work experience is a vital component in the achievement of Gatsby Benchmark 6 and provides young people with the opportunity to have first-hand experiences of the workplace.

This can be in the form of in person work experience or a virtual work experience.

In-person work experience

Virtual work experience

In person work experience

We understand that organising work experience placements for the young people that you work with can be time consuming and difficult. Dorset Careers Hub has designed a guide and put together a toolkit that we hope will ease your workload.

The concise and user-friendly guide and comprehensive suite of well-designed digital forms provides everything you need to set-up, regulate, safeguard and evaluate your programme. With three main documents, one for schools, employers and parents/carers, our toolkit covers all your questions and specifically addresses key concerns around health and safety in the workplace and safeguarding students. 

The work experience toolkit for schools can be downloaded.

Virtual work experience

Dorset Careers Hub has partnered with Speakers for Schools, a national online platform, to provide online work experience for young people in Dorset.

Please email for more information.