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WorkXperience - a community supported schools programme

We welcome all employers to participate in this National Work Experience programme. Getting involved is easy - its free (thanks to our sponsors), and it supports the development of our future workforce!

Each year, thousands of young students from transition year and the leaving certificate years go on work placements and enjoy the opportunity to not only learn about the world of work and explore possible career options but also to actively develop skills for future enterprise and employability.

These work placements are, for many students, the highlight of their school year where they may have the opportunity to gain a real insight into the challenges and opportunities of work.

Schools and students rely on the willingness of employers to provide work placement opportunities and employers play a pivotal role in the success of these work experience programmes.

The WorkXperience programme provides a framework that encourages best practice in the delivery of work placements. It provides employers with a range of resources that make it easier to manage the daily activities of students, with lots of ideas on activities that can benefit both.

Teachers from schools participating in the programme are encouraged to prepare students appropriately, and are provided with all the resources needed to ensure a rewarding experience for their students. 

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