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Work Experience: South East

Question for Department for Education

UIN 25667, tabled on 3 February 2016

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what estimate she has made of the proportion of students who left school with work experience in (a) Woking constituency, (b) Surrey and (c) the South East in each year since 2010.

Answered on

11 February 2016

The Department does not collect data on the proportion of students that have left secondary education having undertaken a work experience placement.

Most students aged 16-19 benefit from work experience to inform career choices, develop the relevant occupational skills and help instil the attitudes and behaviours expected at work. Work experience can take many forms including work tasters, participation in social action projects, or a work placement.