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Work experience and internship survey 2011: what are the benefits?

XpertHR research finds that work experience is more likely to enhance the organisation's image than provide a reliable route for the recruitment of new employees.

Key points

  • The findings of the 2011 XpertHR work experience and internship survey indicate that people on work experience are commonly given a chance to engage meaningfully with the organisation's activities - none of the 64 employers said they expect them to work solely on unskilled jobs or errands.