Share your internship story

Would you like to be part of a new campaign to inspire young people to take up work experience?

With exam results in England, Wales and Northern Ireland coming out shortly, the DWP in partnership with Youth Employment UK (YEUK) and the Recruitment & Employment Confederation (REC) are launching a new campaign to help young people think about their next steps to work.

Aimed at all 18-24 year olds without work experience, the #WEcan (work experience can) campaign will support and inspire young people to fill in the gaps in their employment history, helping them to demonstrate the ‘soft skills’ employers are looking for. A key message to young people is that any work experience is good experience, from internships, to placements and volunteering.

Launching on 12 August, the campaign will be collaborative, aspirational and content-led, making best use of young people’s experiences and employer voices to influence.

How can you help?

Launching on the 12 August, this is a content led campaign and you can help by sharing your work experience stories. By telling us how your internship has helped you, you’ll be inspiring young people who just don’t know where to start. Why not tell your story using #WEcan and send a picture from your internship presentation next week?

Whatever your story, share it by using the #WEcan hashtag and campaign site.

For more information on ways to get involved, take a look at the #WEcan flyer.