Why does work experience matter?
Work experience is a fantastic way to learn new skills, see what a real workplace is like and gain confidence. It also gives you the edge when it comes to applying for jobs.
It can be difficult to choose a career but your work experience doesn't determine your future, so why not think about applying for something a little bit different?
Work experience is a great way to get an insight into a particular industry - as you'll see first-hand what the role is really like. This will help you discover your personal career goals and choose the job that's right for you.
Work experience gives you the chance to gain valuable skills that you can't necessarily learn in the classroom. You'll build up your knowledge of a particular sector by doing the job, plus, you'll have a chance to develop your people skills and gain that all important reference on your CV.
Success at School has a range of useful guides and resources to help you gain a great work experience placement.
Cornwall Council also has guides on how to secure and find a work experience placement.