Within this pack, you will find:
This document is suitable for individuals above the mandatory school leaving age of 16 who want to gain unpaid work experience or become an unpaid intern. Due to additional regulatory requirements, this document is not suitable for students who are still at school or who are under the mandatory school leaving age (16). It is also not suitable to be used for internships that are placements forming part of a course between an educational institute and an employer.
Work experience will usually involve shadowing an employee for 1-2 weeks. An internship typically lasts for more than 3 weeks and is for someone who is working to gain relevant experience before embarking on their chosen career.
This document is suitable for placements in the UK only.
A risk assessment is a systematic method of looking at work activities, considering what could go wrong and deciding on suitable control measures to prevent loss, damage or injury in the workplace. Before a business takes on a young person under the age of 18 for work experience, the law requires them to undertake a health and safety risk assessment covering specific points. This easy-to-use form is designed for any business wishing to ensure that they meet their legal obligations in this regard and can be tailored to meet the needs of any industry or sector.
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