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Work Placement

Linked closely with employability skills, for some people, a lack of understanding of the world of work or simply not being given a chance to prove themselves can prevent them from finding a job. Offering someone a work placement could significantly increase their chance of securing paid employment.

Why should you do this?

> Offering a work placement gives your business the opportunity to gain new ideas and fresh enthusiasm.

> As a placement tends to only last between two and eight weeks it could be the perfect answer to short-term problems or projects.

> It offers a cost effective way of recruiting new employees without the risks. The placement could act as a trial period to find out whether someone would be suitable in a more permanent position.

> Use the placement to develop management skills of your existing workforce – you may have staff who would benefit from gaining supervisory experience.

What can you do?

A work placement can come in many different forms – there is no ‘one size fits all’ approach. You can decide if you would like to have someone work with you for a set period of time annually, on a monthly basis or one day per week. Pledge today and we will work in conjunction with JCP and other providers to find out what would suit your business best.

Sign up to the pledge