What are the benefits to participating in WIL?

WIL provides significant and quantifiable benefits for employers including: 

  • Opportunity to pre-screen potential new hires 
  • Access to a short-term, flexible source of labour 
  • A cost-effective method for new employee training and recruiting
  • Students bring new ideas, fresh perspectives, and enthusiasm to the workplace
  • Supervision of a WIL student provides employees the opportunity for staff development
  • WIL students can help in creating an organizational brand with the next generation of talent
  • Opportunity to give back to your community through training and developing future professionals 
  • Increased opportunity for diversity and inclusion in the workplace through access to a global talent pool 

Deciding which benefits are most important to your organization will help you design successful experiences that support student learning.