Factsheet #2: Work Experience

Quality, meaningful work experience placements bring multiple benefits to any young person, enabling them to explore their career options, develop their work-related skills, and build on their soft skills, self-confidence and abilities. Unfortunately for many young disabled people, including young people with SEN, work experience is often ineffective or out of reach, and fails to help them achieve their goals.

In this resource young people identify themes relating to the barriers they often face, and offer some advice on supporting a successful work experience placement.