The Work Experience Action Group is a focus group facilitated by the British Youth Council. The group will be working to improve access to quality work experience and careers advice across England with support from the Careers and Enterprise Company.
This project has been made possible by a grant from People’s Postcode Trust, a grant-giving charity funded entirely by players of People’s Postcode Lottery.
The Action Group is made up of 6 young people between the ages of 16 – 25. The group is tasked with constructing toolkits for young people and employers across the UK. These toolkits will be distributed amongst Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) and young people’s hubs outlining what quality work experience looks like and how to make it accessible to young people.
Creating Work Experience hubs for 11-18 year olds, was one of the top 3 issues as voted for in the 2017 Make Your Mark ballot. The ballot saw almost 950,000 young people vote on issues that mattered most to them.