Enable young people to experience the work environment and culture of a company first-hand with a field trip to a workplace.

What is a Workplace Visit?

Workplace Visits enable students to visit places of work in their local area, experience the work environment and have meaningful interactions with employees. Workplace visits are an exciting way for students to gain insight into the world of work, feel inspired by dynamic working environments and imagine themselves in the working world.

What is the impact of a Workplace Visit?

Workplace visits can inspire students’ exploration of career opportunities, expand their networks and open their eyes to exciting opportunities.

The Gatsby Foundation ‘Good Career Guidance’ Report states that, by the age of 16, every pupil should have had at least one experience of the workplace, in addition to any part-time jobs they may have.

Research also highlights that Workplace visits provide a “critical understanding of the world of work and the vocational relevance of education” (Hatcher and Le Gallais 2008). Furthermore, Workplace Visits are held in high regard by pupils. The B-Live 2010 Survey of 333 teenagers for Deloitte found that 62 per cent of respondents wanted their school or college to provide more workplace visits.

Career Education Standard - I Can!

Here is one example per level of the areas of the "I can" framework that would typically be covered by engaging your young people in a workplace visit. Download the mapping document for more!

By the end of second level

  • I can discuss the relevance of skills to the wider world and make connections between skills and the world of work. .

By the end of BGE

  • I can demonstrate diverse thinking when exploring learning opportunities and pathways.

By the end of Senior Phase

  • I can identify and access support networks that will help me into a positive and sustained destination beyond school.

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