Communication skills, team work, problem solving, motivation and time management; these are all skills which are essential to have in the workplace and are highly valued by employers. You'll get a chance to develop these skills and more during your work experience placement.
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.
Work experience is a great addition to your CV. It can help you demonstrate your capabilities and commitment to an employer, and can support your cover letter or apprenticeship application by highlighting skills that are both relevant and transferable to the role you’re applying for. But that’s not all. A period of work experience can add value in a number of other ways.
Here are 5 reasons why you will benefit from a work experience placement:
Gain the skills employers are looking for.
Get a taste of the industry.
Build relationships for the future.
Get ahead of the competition.