Work Placements – a call for evidence

In 2016, the Government published the Post-16 Skills Plan and outlined intentions to reform technical education in England. The availability of work placements (lasting 1-3 months) for learners on college-based technical routes will be central to the successful delivery of the reforms.

We were commissioned by DfE to work in partnership with Fair Train to conduct a call for evidence to understand what effective practice in work placements looks like, how current work experience may be increased in scale, how this can be achieved, any challenges to delivery and how to overcome them.