With more programmes than ever requiring work experience the need for more employers to offer good quality work experience is growing all the time. To raise the profile of work experience among employers and to help providers gain new employers prepared to offer good quality work experience, Fair Train, the GTA for the Third Sector, is organising the first, annual Work Experience Week.

There are many ways for you to get involved including offering new work experience places and publicising the success of young people who have undertaken work experience with you. A dedicated web site has been established to give your ideas and to record your activities in Work Experience Week. The more publicity that can generated the more opportunities there will be for young people and the providers who help them.

The Hertfordshire Chamber of Commerce is the major work experience provider for Hertfordshire and if you can offer work experience places in this academic year please email a confirmation to education@hertschamber.com so we can note your possible support.

Please also visit the national websites www.giveyouthachance.com or contact Fair Train at www.fairtrain.org