The Learning Curve appeals for more work experience placements (From The Wiltshire Gazette and Herald)
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The Learning Curve appeals for more work experience placements
11:35am Monday 16th September 2013 in News
Melksham-based training charity The Learning Curve is appealing to local businesses across Wiltshire to offer work experience placements to help support its clients.
The charity is asking for more placements to help Prince’s Trust Team and Work Programme clients gain the invaluable work experience they need to move forward in their lives with training and employment.
It is seeking organisations that are willing to offer one off or regular work experience placements across all sectors and encourages them to get in touch.
Long-term unemployment is damaging to individuals and communities, it affects mental and physical health, and holds back economic growth.
Work experience provides a hugely helpful insight into the world of work and plays an important part in developing the personal skills and attitudes that employers most highly value.
Businesses can also benefit from supporting the Youth Contract in other ways, with The Learning Curve providing financial help if they take on a young person through Jobcentre Plus or the Work Programme in a job lasting more than 26 weeks.
This is known as a wage incentive and is worth up to £1,137.50 for part-time work between 16 and 29 hours a week or £2,275 for full-time work of 30 hours or more a week.
For more details about offering a work experience placement or the wage incentive, contact the Work Based Learning Team on 01225 792500 or email email@example.com to register.