Work Experience is always important, especially now in our current economic climate. Therefore, gaining more work related experience is likely to give you an advantage in the labour market by the time you leave full-time education.
It is a placement with an employer for a period of one week, where you will learn about a particular job. While you are working there you will be able to find out about the types of skills employers look for when they are contracting someone for a vacant job.
This opportunity also gives you the chance to develop communication skills and self confidence.
It is always rewarding to hear of success stories from employers. In particular some of our employers have had such good experiences with students they offer them part-time jobs which may lead to full-time employment.
Here are some testimonials;
The manager at Children & Young People's Service said Sharwana Ahmed is a shining star, fantastic, very polite young person and ‘utter pleasure to have’. She would like to keep her.
The manager at Family Matters Nursery said 'if we had vacancies we'd have employed Filiz Yavuz. She arrives early and exceeds the expectations '.
The manager at North Middlesex University Hospital Programme said Mohammed Hashi is a keen student who is eager to learn. Mohammed was offered extended work over summer holiday.
Apart from Work Experience, it is also possible to do some voluntary work if you join the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme.