Students on work experience - health and safety information for schools and employers

When students are on work experience, the primary responsibility for health and safety matters rests with the management of the host workplace.

Students on work experience guide

Work experience for students still at school can include:

  • Work experience through a Gateway programme
  • School organised work experience
  • Structured workplace learning
  • part-time/casual paid employment arrangement forming part of a learning programme.

Students on Work Experience — a health and safety guide for schools and employers [PDF, 357 KB]

Work Experience Notice 2004

The Work Experience Notice 2004, which regulates the conditions under which school students may get work experience, is intended to formalise current practice in schools. The notice is pursuant to section 71 (2) of the Education Act 1989.

Work Experience Notice 2004 — website(external link)

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