Five benefits of providing work experience

Five benefits of providing work experience

It’s great for the person undertaking it, but you may be wondering how does offering a work experience opportunity benefit you as an employer? Here are five benefits for your organisation to consider when deciding whether you should offer a work experience opportunity.

Benefits of providing work experience

It’s great for the person undertaking it, but you may be wondering how does offering a work experience opportunity benefit you as an employer? Here are five benefits for you to consider when deciding whether your organisation should offer a work experience opportunity:

Great recruitment strategy

Are you looking to attract a new workforce to your organisation? If that’s the case, if your work experience participant proves to be a great addition to your team, why not try to keep them? Work experience opens your door to a new talent pool. If you don’t have a big recruitment budget, work experience is a great way to find new talent.

Builds leadership skills in your team

When someone comes into your organisation for work experience, they will need guidance from a mentor. By providing this opportunity to one of your team, they will be able to further develop their own leadership skills, and in turn feel more valued in the workplace.

Employer branding

If your organisation offers work experience that is effective, organised and benefits the participant, your branding as an employer will ultimately improve. This means you will have more people wanting to join your organisation and you will be able to choose from the best candidates available.

New ideas

Having someone undertake a work experience placement in your organisation, even for a short period, can contribute to the diversity of your organisation. People who have little or no experience of your workplace can be a breath of fresh air. Your work experience participant could offer you a completely different perspective to your organisation.

The whole industry benefits

Offering work experience promotes your entire industry. With some industries facing skill shortages, providing meaningful work experience opportunities provides more people an understanding of what happens in your industry.

We can be your recruitment partner

Workskil Australia knows the importance of providing meaningful work experience opportunities. If you’re interested in hosting a work experience placement for one of our candidates please call us on 1300 967 575 or fill out a register a job vacancy form.