New Templates for Work Experience, Voluntary Work and Internships

June 2015

This month, Simply-Docs has produced a sub-folder of documents designed to guide employers through the complex area of work experience, volunteering and internships.

Work experience (including work shadowing), internships and volunteering are not precisely defined but it is important that employers are aware of their legal obligations towards people working for them on internships, work experience or on a voluntary basis, especially in relation to the payment of the National Minimum Wage. This sub-folder of internship documents is drafted to help in this regard.

First of all, there are Guidance Notes explaining the differences between volunteers, interns and individuals on work experience or work shadow schemes and the considerations that employers have to bear in mind.

Next, there is a letter offering work experience and a contract of employment to be used when the interns can be considered to be an employee.

Finally, we have drafted a Health and Safety induction checklist to help employees integrate interns and individuals on work experience safely and effectively into the workplace.

The contents of this Newsletter are for reference purposes only and do not constitute legal advice. Independent legal advice should be sought in relation to any specific legal matter.

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