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This campaign aims to make work experience a universal right for every young person, regardless of their starting point in life or geographical location.
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Why is work experience so important?
RAISES FUTURE SALARY
For each additional type of work experience done, future annual earnings increase by £1,088*
Attending work experience reduces the chance of becoming NEET from 11 to 7%*
Yet, 66% of young people can’t recall doing any work experience between the ages of 16-18, and privately educated students are twice as likely to do multiple placements as state school students.*
*Based on the results of a recent YouGov survey of 2,098 18-30-year-olds