Work experience for school children

geek84geek84 Trusted RegularMAAT Posts: 551
Hi Folks

My 15 year old son (who is in year 11 at school) needs to complete 1 week of work experience, as requested by his school. If we contact employers by letter requesting for a placement, do you think I should write a letter on my son's behalf requesting for a work placement (and give my contact details etc), or shall I ask my son to write the letter (and give his contact details), considering he is only 15 years old?

Thanks in advance for your responses.


  • burgburg Experienced Mentor GloucesterModerator, FMAAT, AAT Licensed Accountant Posts: 1,440
    Your son needs to write. Why would a prospective employer choose him if he cannot write/ring and ask himself. It would come across as lacking the initiative.
    BTW it is not an easy process anymore as there are so many things employers have to sort beforehand that many just find it too difficult.

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