Commenting on a survey from the British Chambers of Commerce (BCC) calling on the government to recognise the importance of work experience, Russell Hobby, general secretary of school leaders’ union NAHT said: “we agree that pre-16 work experience is crucial to help young people form opinions about their future, whilst providing them with valuable lessons in the world of work.
“We support the business community’s call to make work experience available to all young people. And we ask that schools are supported with appropriate resources, common sense regulations and good connections with local businesses. NAHT has continually stressed that careers advice should be appropriately resourced and of a high standard in order to help pupils get the best out of their school choices. Work experience is an important part of this picture.
“In fact, NAHT would like to see advice go even further, giving primary age children an insight into different careers. This is why we helped set up Primary Futures; a scheme which gets people from different careers into schools to talk about what they do. October is Who’s in Health? month, which we hope will inspire a new generation of children to aspire to a career in medicine.”
Page Published: 14/10/2015