The content of the work preparation training is for providers and employers to design and agree. This should include any personal and social skills that the young person needs to develop in order to get the most out of their work experience and prepare them for future employment.
As part of the simplification of funding arrangements providers delivering to 19 to 24 year olds will be given the same flexibility to deliver non-regulated provision as those delivering to 16 to 18 year olds. Providers and employers are best placed to decide the work preparation that trainees need.
It is important that work preparation training covers both the skills that young people will need to find and secure employment (for example, job search techniques, CV writing and interview skills) and the skills and attributes that they need to sustain employment (such as planning, time-keeping, team working, self-confidence, resilience and strength of character). Initial training should also include preparation for the specific work experience placement the young person will be undertaking.
(Framework for Delivery 2015-2016)
Why are Work Preparation Skills important?
Work preparation skills are crucial to both securing and sustaining employment. By undertaking work preparation training, the learner is gaining the technical skills and the behaviours to succeed in commencing and progressing a career.
Providers have the opportunity to engage with employers in the design of the work preparation skills delivery.