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Work Experience

Education Business Links Services (formerly Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin Education Business Partnership) provide a health and safety assessment and approval service for education and training providers whose learners undertake a work experience placement.

This service is available on a subscription basis, renewable annually. The 'package' below is included in the subscription cost, and we are happy to discuss additional bespoke activities and requests to suit individual organisational requirements: for example for Work related learning activities and inter-active Employability Skills workshops.

  • Assessment of potential Work Experience placements (block, extended and 16+) for your students to ensure they meet Health and Safety requirements in accordance with Local Authority and national guidelines.
  • Briefings to new Work Experience co-ordinators and support staff on good practice.
  • Interactive presentations to students to enhance awareness of Health and Safety issues on Work Experience.
  • Annual work experience Conference.
  • Facilitation of Work Experience good practice meetings every term.
  • An Annual Work Experience review with your school.
  • Work Experience diaries (Mainstream and Special Educational Needs (SEN).
  • Work Experience certificates.
  • Extended Work Experience placements.
  • Access to Employers interested in being School Governors.
  • Access to Employers who will visit schools for talks.
  • Access to Employers who offer Apprenticeships.
  • Access to Employers open for School visits.
  • Presentations to groups of students on the following:

1. Preparing for Work Experience

2. Top tips on Work Experience

3. Staying safe on Work Experience

4. Letter writing for Work Experience

For further information or to discuss your requirements please contact Karen Harrison; Youth Employment Support Team Leader on 01952 388831 or Elaine Miller; Education Business Links Officer on 01952 388609.

We also provide a Primary School Programme offering a number of fun, educational activities and inter-active challenges for all Key Stage 1 and 2 students.

All our activities have been designed to address the Every Child Matters key outcomes and help support the delivery of a school's community cohesion policy and creative curriculum.