Work experience

We offer work experience placements for Year 10 and 11 students. We also run a work experience programme through Newham Workplace for job seekers.

Work experience student working with an electrician

Year 10/11 students

We organise work experience placements for Year 10 and 11 students directly with the schools.
The school work experience co-ordinator at your child's school will have information on the specific placements we offer.
A placement will help develop your child’s skills in:
  • communication
  • information technology
  • problem solving
  • working with others
  • decision making.
Children will work the normal working hours of the organisation and they will be expected to provide their own lunch.

Job seekers

Our work experience programme, which is run through Newham Workplace, can help you to gain skills and experience to improve your chances of employment.

The programme can introduce you to a network of employers and give you access to a range of training and employment opportunities in areas such as administration, retail, customer service and health and social care.

Work experience could also help you to:
  • gain confidence and motivation
  • gain experience in a working environment
  • develop and enhance social and communication skills
  • apply your own education and life experiences to the working environment
  • build your CV
  • progress into secure employment.

Find out how Newham Workplace can help you. Call us on 020 3373 2957 or 020 3373 8975.



Work experience can benefit both job seekers and employers.

Candidates range from various employment backgrounds and are able to offer different skills and qualities that can help you and your business.

Work experience can:

  • raise the profile of your company
  • save your company money
  • help a new generation of workers
  • influence career choices
You could help a candidate to understand and experience the structure and reality of working life which is crucial if they are to find and stay in employment.

If you could offer work experience placements, contact us on 020 3373 2957 or 020 3373 8975.

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