Private Placement Information
Researching employers and sectors of interest andapproaching businesses for an "own placement" is a way of securing a valuable work experience opportunity. Employers need to comply with certain criteria in order to be 'passed' as suitable for work experience but most have the necessary health and safety measures in place and this is checked by YC Hertfordshire.
What to Consider
Insurance - Employers offering work experience must have Insurance – both Employers Liability Insurance (ELI) & Public Liability Insurance (PLI). Without insurance they will not be considered suitable for a work experience placement.
Health and Safety Check - YC Hertfordshire will contact the employer to arrange an appointment to carry out a Health & Safety check prior to your work experience.
Travel - Make sure that you can get to employer premises, considering both time needed and the cost involved. Please see link below to the 'Travelline' website this allows you to research your journey to your work experience placement: www.travelinesoutheast.org.uk
Working Hours – Remember to check what hours the employer will expect you work. This can be a maximum of 40 hours a week.
Dress Code – Make sure you enquire what the dress code is for your work experience so you know what to wear and to ensure you have/or can provide the correct clothing.
Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) – For certain sectors you may be required to wear PPE to carry out elements of the work you are doing. This is usually supplied by the employer but remember to check if there is a requirement for you to provide ‘Safety Boots’ or other items.
The employer will need to sign the own placement form ensuring that the contact details and insurance section are completed.
The completed form should be passed to Mr Cook at the school.