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Through the reforms we have developed a clearer understanding of what the evidence is that supports young people into employment. Vocational profiles are a useful and successful way of finding out what kind of job a young person may be interested in. This can inform the range of work experience that a young person does. A job coach is a professional who supports someone to get a job, learn how to do the job and continue to provide just enough support until the young person no longer needs it, or until natural support can be provided within the work environment. There should be clear, evidence-based employment pathways with opportunities for volunteering, supported internships, traineeships and apprenticeships and good careers advice and guidance to help young people with their decision-making.

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Work Experience: Impact and Delivery – Insights from the Evidence

Work Experience: Impact and Delivery – Insights from the Evidence

21st Apr 2012 at 12:22

This report published by the Education and Employers Taskforce presents findings from recent research, considered by the charity’s 2011 Working Group on Work Experience, on the value of work experience to young people within the contexts of: clarifying career aspirations, getting into university, academic attainment and employment. It also examines the quality of work experience and the opportunities and obstacles it affords both young people and employers.

Tags: Employment, Video

Stephen's Story

Stephen's Story

16th Apr 2012 at 11:58

On 1st November, Stephen started a permanent paid job as a kitchen assistant at the Vauxhall Centre, a community resource centre in Norwich. He is thrilled to have this opportunity in a job he really loves, and is now working 9am - 3pm five days a week.

Tags: Supported Employment, Case Study, Story

Case Study: Ben's Career choice

Case Study: Ben's Career choice

16th Apr 2012 at 11:13

Ben is 17 years old and has a real passion and talent for graffiti art. He is currently working towards an art award at Mayfield school. Recently, he worked on a graffiti project in school with a professional graffiti artist, creating a masterpiece on the outside of the school for everyone to see.

Tags: Employment, Case Study, Story

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