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Departmental Work Experience

Volume 493: debated on Wednesday 3 June 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for the Home Department how many work placements her Department offered to (a) school pupils, (b) university students and (c) graduates in each of the last five years. (274483)

The information requested on work placements for school pupils is not recorded centrally in the Home Office or its agencies. Work experience placements are authorised and organised locally by managers in business units.

The Home Office provides around 30 placements annually to graduates and undergraduates from a minority ethnic background and/or a registered disability, through the civil service fast stream summer placement schemes. They are paid an allowance within the executive officer range.