The National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) is undertaking a robust and independent evaluation of PRIME over the first two years of delivery. This report details the findings from an evaluation of the first year of PRIME work placements delivered between January and August 2012. In total, 751 PRIME placements were offered to students in year one. 655 students completed a pre-placement questionnaire, and 478 completed a questionnaire at the end of their placement.

This report is written by Caroline Sharp, Clare Southcott, Eleanor Stevens, Gill Featherstone and Kelly Kettlewell.