The purpose of this section...
Gaining experience of work is a good way to find out what skills you have and the type of work you like in a practical setting, whether it's real life work experience, virtual work experience, volunteering or part time work.
To record your skills use the Skills Passport
The benefits of work experience...
Some of the benefits of work experience are to:
- Use it as research to test out a job or sector you are interested in.
- Develop soft skills such as communication.
- Treat it as a challenge.
- Improve your CV and applications.
- Make useful business contacts.
Don't forget to record your new transferable skills in the Skills Passport within your >log on | move on> learner account!
Interested in doing Work Experience?
If you want to do real life work experience, speak to your Careers Lead in your school or college, who will point you in the right direction.
If you are electively home educated or not currently attending an educational setting, or would prefer to organise your placement yourself, then you can arrange your own work experience.
- Getting organised early! Don't leave it until last minute to plan your placement
- Thinking about which sectors or organisations you are most interested in
- Researching local businesses and thinking practically - Where is the business located? Could you get to work on time if you were offered a placement?
- Using the >log on | move on> CV writer in your learner account
- Writing a great cover letter:
- Why do you want to do your work experience there?
- What do you hope to learn?
- Why should they choose you?
Theses videos will provide you an insight into work experience placements and the benefits that students have encountered from going on a placement with Hull City Council and East Riding of Yorkshire Council.
This page was created by career professionals Sonia, Ellie and Rose within the >log on | move on> team. If you have any queries about this section then please get in touch! and either one of us will get back to you!