Work experience toolkit

This toolkit, developed by the Tees Valley Combined Authority, includes example paperwork for an individual work experience placement. There are templates for a contract and HSE guidance, as well as evaluation forms for the employer and student to fill out on completion of the work experience. All of these are templates easily adaptable for any organisation.

Top tips
  • Use this toolkit as part of the wider programme of careers activity for progressive outcomes
  • Prep work is essential to ensure students are aware of the expectations on them and that they are visiting a meaningful experience
  • A task for the student to complete should be added to ensure they are recording their learning and development throughout the placement


  • Careers Leader
  • Further Education provider
  • Training Provider
  • Free
  • BM6: Experiences of the workplace
  • Work experience (1-2 week block)
  • Workplace visits
  • Key stage 4
  • Further education and skills
  • Employer engagement
  • SEND