Work experience

Whether you’re offering face-to-face, blended or fully virtual placements, this easy-to-follow framework can help you offer high quality placements that benefit both the learner and your business. 

As employers, you'll appreciate that employing people who have had previous experience of the workplace is extremely beneficial and is something that is increasingly expected from applicants. Its important that these experiences are quality and give a real flavour of what working life is about.

We also know how much time designing a meaningful work experience can be, so we have prepared a series of resources, advice and guidance to support you to deliver this.
If you're an employer with a work experience programme, or would like to introduce one, you can use this useful framework and modules to help you plan an effective work experience programme. 
See below to explore the resources. If your business would like to get involved in delivering a virtual tour for the Framework, please contact


Learn more about offering work experience

Work experience how-to guide

See our step-by-step Work Experience Framework.

Work experience framework modules

Explore a range of resources to support and structure meaningful encounters for young people in the workplace. 

Explore virtual tours

Our virtual workplace tours give you a flavour of what it's like to work in different settings across the North East.

Work experience case studies