This document is suitable for individuals above the mandatory school leaving age of 16 who want to gain unpaid work experience or become an unpaid intern. Due to additional regulatory requirements, this document is not suitable for students who are still at school or who are under the mandatory school leaving age (16). It is also not suitable to be used for internships that are placements forming part of a course between an educational institute and an employer.
Work experience will usually involve shadowing an employee for 1-2 weeks. An internship typically lasts for more than 3 weeks and is for someone who is working to gain relevant experience before embarking on their chosen career.
This document is suitable for placements in the UK only.