June 8, 2011

Work Experience

You might think that the only point of doing work experience is for your CV. You probably think you’ll just sit there twiddling your thumbs, or be given a stack of 2,000 envelopes to stuff, stamp and send. Although some work experience does involve doing menial tasks, it can still be very important.

Some work experience placements might even give you the opportunity to take on some really interesting and challenging responsibilities. There’s no doubt about it, work experience is incredibly important!

Work Experience will

  • Help you experience the world of work.
  • Develop skills, knowledge and confidence for adult life.
  • Set learning objectives for the future.
  • Make you appreciate the relevance of what you learn at school.
  • Show you how skills learned in schools can be applied in a real work situation.
  • Widen your awareness of career opportunities available in our organisation and the community.
  • Decide what kind of work you might choose when you leave school (or what you don’t want to do!).
  • Develop interpersonal and social skills to broaden your contact with a range of adults as colleagues.
  • Give you an opportunity to learn different aspects of your desired career.
  • Be a useful feature to include on your CV when applying for jobs after leaving school.

 

Some useful links:

http://www.connexions-tw.co.uk/southtyneside/

https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/Pages/Home.aspx