Work experience, job shadowing and workplace visits. What works?

The evidence suggests that work experience is a ‘potentially effective’ activity for young people to engage in and is associated with a range of positive outcomes. Whereas job shadowing and workplace visits have only been shown to be ‘potentially effective’, as their duration tends to be less than a work experience placement.


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