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Departmental Work Experience

Volume 496: debated on Wednesday 9 September 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Justice what provision is made to enable students to undertake work experience in his Department; by what means members of the public may obtain information about work experience in his Department; and if he will make a statement. (288727)

While comprehensive information is not held centrally, records indicate that during the period 1 September 2008 to 31 August 2009 over 420 students have undertaken work experience.

The Department advertises its provision through, and members of the public may obtain placements, via:

Internships, such as those offered by the civil service-wide Ethnic Minority Summer Development Programme and Disability Summer Placement Scheme

Connections with local schools, colleges and universities

Local authority educational business partnerships

The Careers Advisory Service

Registered charities such as the Trident Trust

Students and their parents applying directly to courts, tribunals and other MOJ offices locally.