Today’s poll: Is it reasonable to charge a student for participating in work experience?

Last week the British Chambers of Commerce said that three-quarters of firms believed that a lack of work experience was the reason many young people were unprepared for work. Today we hear some schools are charging fees to arrange work experience. It is hard to blame the schools but, in principle, should there ever be a charge to a student/family for participating in work experience?

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Comments

  1. jacquiburkefp

    SchoolsImprove Work experience is an essential part of education if young people are to be better prepared for the workplace.

  2. amirshah316

    SchoolsImprove It is not reasonable when you consider that students will be working for companies that earn millions for nothing.

  3. amirshah316

    SchoolsImprove It is not reasonable when you consider that students will be working for companies that earn millions for nothing.

  4. kccv1

    SchoolsImprove
    Surely “reasonable” would be to pay the student for the work as part of the experience even if under #Cameron it’s not so!

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