Work-shadowing offers post-GCSE and FE students a short-term experience (from a couple of days to a few weeks) to observe your staff at work, and gain an insight into a particular job and if it’s right for them. It can also involve your existing staff shadowing their peers. Work-shadowing, whether done face to face or virtually, can offer many benefits – it’s easy to set up and cost-free; it encourages experienced staff to rethink and improve their practices; it can bring new skills, perspectives and talent into the company. For more information, click on the links below.
A guide to offering work experience through Jobcentre Plus, explaining the benefits of getting involved, how it works, how to create work plans, select candidates, and manage and support placements.
Information on what work-shadowing is, the different types and the benefits it can bring for both students and employers