There are a number of ways in which employers can help young people to gain the skills they will need before they join the workforce permanently.

Running a work experience programme for students at school or in college give students an understanding of the workplace in general, as well as a handful of particular skills. It also helps to inform their future career choices by showing them what different industries are like and which jobs are out there. Your company may find itself unable to offer work experience because there are no suitable roles, but there are still many other ways you can help.