Organisations which offer work experience, apprenticeship and internship programmes typically report significant benefits to their business.

Explore our resources for information on providing effective work experience, apprenticeships and internship programmes. Also, discover tips for young people currently considering their future careers.



Designed for practitioners, our guides provide recommendations and advice on how to apply good practice in the workplace.

3 Guides about Apprentices, interns and work experience
Making work experience work: Guide for employers
Advice for employers on making work experience work, highlighting good recruitment practices and providing information on feedback during placements
What is virtual work experience? 
Plan your online work experience programme to support young people with their school-to-work transition
Internships that work: Guide for employers
Guidance for employers on starting or improving an internship programme, including a checklist and model agreement


Research and analysis by experts from CIPD and partner organisations

1 Reports about Apprentices, interns and work experience
Making apprenticeships future-fit
Our evidence on the current state of the apprenticeship system in England, and the reforms needed to ensure apprenticeships provide access to the labour market for young people

Policy engagement

Our calls for action.

2 Policy engagements about Apprentices, interns and work experience
Policy engagement
Resources on the Apprenticeship Levy
Understand the changes introduced by the apprenticeship levy and how to make use of levy funding for your apprenticeship programmes
Policy engagement
Read the CIPD's response to the Sub Committee on Education, Skills and the Economy Inquiry

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