Work experience

Work experience gives you the opportunity to learn about a specific job role and/or industry. This may include watching others perform the role, performing the role yourself or a combination of both.

There are a number of reasons you may wish to take part in unpaid work experience including:

  • Improve or demonstrate your skills
  • Get experience for job applications
  • Network and form relationships in a specific sector
  • Decide whether a particular job is a good fit for you