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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Which Dragon’s Den star did work experience as a bingo caller? Which comedian fell asleep in reception and which money-saving expert saved B&Q thousands of pounds?

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Why is work experience so important?



For each additional type of work experience done, future annual earnings increase by ÂŁ1,088*



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

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Portrait of Robert Peston

Watch our founder Robert Peston take the floor at the Education Select Committee.

Make high quality work experience accessible to all! At the end of last month, Robert Peston was a guest panellist at the sixth session into the inquiry of careers education at the Education Select Committee. Robert highlighted the benefits of virtual and hybrid work experience and made an impassioned case for access to high-quality work experience to be a universal right for all young […]

Two students working on a car engine.

Introducing our latest campaign investigating transformational change on a national level.

What would it take for every young person across the country to access quality work experience? The first phase of our ground breaking Work Experience for All campaign will ensure that policymakers, employers and educators can contribute to an open discussion about the role work experience should play in future careers education. In the next few months, […]

Shining a light on work experience and its importance to state educated young people in the UK.

Read on to get exclusive access to our second campaign report On Monday 5th December Speakers for Schools founder Robert Peston spoke to Radio 4’s Today Programme to discuss our Work Experience For All campaign. And Robert is by no means the only member of the charity to feel passionate about this exciting and potentially ground-breaking campaign. Let us […]

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