Work Experience

General Information

A recent survey showed two thirds of employers look for graduates with relevant work experience because it helps them prepare for work and develop general business awareness. Most of us are only to happy to share what we love about our job with others - ask any adult about the best/worst part of their job and you will get a world of advice! 

Even better, start organising work experience in areas that interest you. This will enable you to see for yourself what a job is like.  Ask friends and family if they would let you join them at work for a few days.  Write to firms that interest you and ask if they would be happy to have you along.  Get your CV and Covering Letter ready, then ring round places of interest and find out who to send them to.  Always follow up a mailing by phone to check that your information has been received.

If you want work experience in a large firm, be prepared to apply 6-12 months ahead of the placement.  Some work experience schemes are heavily oversubscribed, so choose a mixture of large and small firms to apply to.

For more information about work experience go to: https://www.ucas.com/connect/blogs/work-experience-important

General Information

A recent survey showed two thirds of employers look for graduates with relevant work experience because it helps them prepare for work and develop general business awareness. Most of us are only to happy to share what we love about our job with others - ask any adult about the best/worst part of their job and you will get a world of advice! 

Even better, start organising work experience in areas that interest you. This will enable you to see for yourself what a job is like.  Ask friends and family if they would let you join them at work for a few days.  Write to firms that interest you and ask if they would be happy to have you along.  Get your CV and Covering Letter ready, then ring round places of interest and find out who to send them to.  Always follow up a mailing by phone to check that your information has been received.

If you want work experience in a large firm, be prepared to apply 6-12 months ahead of the placement.  Some work experience schemes are heavily oversubscribed, so choose a mixture of large and small firms to apply to.

For more information about work experience go to: https://www.ucas.com/connect/blogs/work-experience-important