Clinical director Elliott Simpson, who organised the placements, said: "The work experience
programme has taken on a life of its own.
More than 200 commercial and community organisations have pledged to join the Work Experience
Movement to provide different kinds of work experience
opportunities for secondary school students, including in the sectors of hotel and tourism, surveying, and innovation and technology.
Lisa "The benefits of running work experience
far outweigh any effort you have to put in, and I personally really enjoy being able to offer these placements with the team.
Patrick Larsen, 18, enjoyed work experience
at John Lewis in Year 12, before moving to Marks & Spencer at Eldon Square in Year 13.
Many impressed and will be offered work experience
in their second year of studies.
The poll of 3,500 business leaders and officials from schools, colleges and universities found different levels of work experience
being offered, ranging from two week placements to visits for groups of pupils.
Under the brand of #TeamHE Be Inspired, the programme aims to make work experience
Already more than 260,000 young people have taken up the support we offer, and I'd encourage every young person considering their future to think about what sort of work experience
or training we can help with to lead to the career they want.
Employment minister Wirral West MP Esther McVey said more than 3,000 young people a month have been given an opportunity to get their foot on the career ladder through work experience
One in three teachers told researchers their school did not offer help to arrange work experience
The Birmingham arm of Willmott Dixon Partnerships has celebrated its first year of providing work experience
opportunities for local youngsters and jobseekers.