Work experience can be a great help if you’re still wondering what sort of career you exp

A work placement is your opportunity to spend a period of time outside the classroom, learning about a particular job or area of work.

During aplacement, you’ll be able to find out what skills employers look for when they’re hiring someone to fill a job vacancy.

One of the very best ways to stand out from the crowd and to show enthusiasm and dedication is to have some work experience.

Apart from making you stand out to prospective employers, work experience has many other benefits. You can gain valuable insights about the type of organisation you want to work with and get a feel for the career sector you want to work in.

Apart from a good academic record, companies value excellent soft skills like communication, team work and flexibility; these kinds of skills are especially important in a working environment and work experience will help you to practice and develop them.

From Year 10 onwards, you are free to organise a private work experience placement that you can schedule in during your summer holidays.