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Experience Works

Experience Works is an exciting initiative which will provide employers with a streamlined youth friendly recruitment solution.


Experience Works utilises work experience to replace traditional recruitment processes, saving you time and money and provides you with a better opportunity to assess applicants’ suitability, reliability and commitment.


Experience Works is a local collaboration with the national schemes: Movement to Work (MtW), Youth Employment UK (YEUK) and Talent Match Mark. The ethos of Experience Works is to support businesses through a socially responsible recruitment model which also tackles youth unemployment across D2N2.

Click on the logos below to view the presentations from the business launch event:

Why get involved?



Experience Works provides an alternative recruitment and selection process, which is free, ethical and effective. Engagement with Experience Works can enable you to:

  • assess applicants’ employability based on their competence, aptitude and attitude
  • exceed your CSR Policies and Objectives
  • exceed your Social Mobility Policies and Objectives
  • exceed your Equality and Diversity Policies and Objectives
  • satisfy contractual and procurement Social Obligations
  • implement youth friendly recruitment and employment practices
  • attract young people into your business and address skills gaps
  • gain accredited recognition as a Youth Friendly Employer
  • connect with local and national employers through our membership networks



For Participants, Experience Works offers the opportunity to:

  • gain meaningful work experience linked to real employment opportunities
  • demonstrate your ability and work readiness
  • explore different career options and learn new skills
  • get into the routine of working on a daily basis
  • apply for jobs through your performance on you work experience placement
  • make sure that you can and want to do the job you are applying for
  • continue to claim your benefits
  • improve your confidence and prove to yourself that you can do a job

To find out more, please call 07985555151 or email

Alternativly, you can also visit the experience works portal which will have all the vacancies that are available listed.