New research from the Education and Employers charity has analysed the experiences and views of teachers involved in work-related learning in a bid to discover what is effective.
It finds that a variety of activities is crucial and that the needs of lower achieving and higher achieving pupils must be considered separately.
The study was conducting involving 390 UK secondary school staff who had direct experience of 16 different work-related and employer engagement activities.
The research concludes that, as a minimum, between the ages of 11 and 16, students should take part in at least one activity in each of three discrete areas. These are:
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