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Make work experience compulsory.

Make work experience compulsory.

Survey findings follow government's decision to scrap mandatory work experience, although pupils must still be offered 'encounters with the world of work' 

 

An overwhelming majority of business leaders want work experience to be made compulsory in schools again, according to a survey released today.

The survey reveals that 93 per cent of decision-makers in companies support such a move, just five years after the coalition government decided to scrap compulsory work experience.

More than two-thirds (68 per cent) of the 500 respondents said that work experience could help to prepare young people for the world of business, and more than half (57 per cent) claimed it would help to instil a strong work ethic in the next generation.

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