Employing children and young people
Apprenticeships, internships and education
There are a number of ways that you, as an employer, can contribute to the education process and help improve the prospects of young people.
- offer work experience places for students or work shadowing for teachers
- provide resources, equipment and use of premises
- set actual business problems for students to solve in their projects
- give talks and lectures to enrich the curriculum with real business experience
Internships - working with graduates
Internships enable graduates to develop valuable skills and boost their employment chances.
You should remember that if an intern is classed as a worker, then they are normally due the national minimum wage.
Read more on the national minimum wage - work experience and internships.
Apprenticeships are real jobs with training. They are focused on the workplace and lead to nationally-recognised qualifications.
You can hire a new employee as an apprentice and you can also place existing employees onto apprenticeship courses as a way of improving their skills.
Most training typically takes place on-site with the rest provided by your college or learning provider.