March 2016

DWP has published a cost/benefit analysis of the work experience scheme which was introduced in 2011 to help young unemployed people get work-based skills through a 2–8 week placement with a local employer. The key findings from this analysis are as follows: • This study provides additional evidence that taking part in work experience reduces the time 19–24-year-old JSA claimants spend on benefit and increases the time they spend in employment.