Work experience recruitment drive

Charities will be urged to increase the number of work experience placements they offer in an attempt to persuade students to take up careers in the sector.

Working for a Charity, part of the Workforce Hub, will organise a student recruitment drive in September. It hopes placements will start in November.

Elaine Smethurst, manager of Working for a Charity, said work experience opportunities were scarce in the sector.

"A lot of private sector organisations are taking the opportunity to offer placements to year-10 pupils but very few voluntary organisations are doing so," she said.

"Doing so would help more people understand that the voluntary sector can offer real careers."

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