This guide has been produced by a subgroup of the Royal Academy of Engineering’s Diversity Leadership Group, based on contributions from a number of employers and organisations. We are very grateful to those involved who have been generous in sharing their accumulated good practice for the bene t of the wider engineering community.
The information in this guide is designed to:
- Help employers make a realistic assessment of the resources required to offer quality work experience.
- Provide case studies, templates and referenced information that can be used by any organisation, but particularly small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), to minimise the effort required in offering work experience.
- Suggest ways in which engineering and manufacturing employers can broaden the reach of their work experience programme beyond family, friends and the types of students that typically apply, in order to increase the size and diversity of the talent pool for engineering.