Featuring Work Experience Placements for SEN students

Chadsgrove Special Educational Needs (SEN) School and Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership were featured as part of a BBC Young Reporter episode focusing on work experience for disabled students.

The episode looks at how disabled people can find work experience and what employers can do to help employ and support those with disabilities in the workplace. Work experience can have huge benefits for young people as it allows them to experience the working world and develop skills they need for working life.

Worcestershire Local Enterprise Partnership’s Chief Executive, Gary Woodman and Director of Skills, Judy Chadwick answered questions from the students based on the employer stereotypes around disabled people and what companies can do to help and support employing people of all abilities within their business.

The clip also features a local employer who explains the little changes they went through to provide work experience to a disabled person and the benefits it brought to their organisation.

Chadsgrove SEN School is part of the Worcestershire Careers Hub which works to improve the relationship between businesses and schools to help provide young people with more work interactions to develop their career aspirations.

For more information on the work of the Worcestershire Careers Hub, click here.

Watch the full BBC clip below.