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WORK EXPERIENCE

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WHAT IS WORK
EXPERIENCE?

It’s a great chance to learn new skills and get some experience on your CV to prove to employers you have what it takes. These short term opportunities with employers usually last a few weeks.

THE IDEA

You’ll learn from and work alongside experienced people as they go about their daily tasks. You’ll develop skills, make contacts, and learn more about the kind of jobs you’d like to do.

DEVELOP NEW SKILLS

Whatever type of work experience you get, you’ll learn a lot and it will help improve your CV. Employers sometimes see people with no work experience as a risk, so it's your chance to show them that you have what it takes in the workplace, and get a reference to support future applications.

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Doing work experience will help you develop vital skills that are transferrable to a range of roles when you move into work.

Having these skills and work experience listed on your CV can improve your chances of getting a job, traineeship or apprenticeship. It can really help kick start your career.

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Work experience can kick-start your career

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