Case Studies

Advice for Young People: Workplaces & Case Studies

There are a vast array of different workplaces where you might undertake work experience, here’s a selection with some real-life case studies. We also asked ten young people, now in their twenties, to tell us about their experiences of starting work, read: It happened to us – Top ten tales.

Type of Workplace Case Studies
Agriculture/Horticulture
This includes all rural and farming activities.
Read some case studies. Chicken Farm
Farm Hazard
Care/medical
This includes residential care, child care and all medical work.
Click here to read some case studies. Dead Faint
Not Wanted
Construction
This includes all forms of construction including buildings and roads.
Click here to read some case studies. Crane Horror
Faulty Hammer
Fractured Foot
Hospitality/Catering
This includes hotel work as well as restaurants, cafes and services to people such as hairdressing etc.
Click here to read some case studies. Fast Burn
Leisure
This includes leisure centres, theme parks, swimming pools etc.
Click here to read some case studies. 25 Foot Fall
Motor Vehicle
This includes all garages and repair shops.
Click here to read some case studies. Playing About
Tyre Trouble
Manufacturing
This includes all forms of manufacturing, engineering, jewellery, production lines etc.
Click here to read some case studies. Lost Finger
Molten Zinc
Office
This includes any form of office based work whether clerical or managerial and includes work with computers.
Click here to read some case studies. Office Worker Dies
Retail
This includes all work done in connection with shops including warehousing and delivery.
Click here to read some case studies. Shop Damage
Warehouse Strain
Fork-lift Death