Work Experience

The Importance of Work Experience

Work Experience is a crucial part of anyone's development.  It can take place at any point during your life but for most it's something which happens during secondary school education years. For many that week or two will be the first taste of working life.

Some will go into Work Experience with a clear career ambition, some will want to sample something they like the look of and for others the experience will be to simply experience work.  For all it is valuable experience; developing employability skills is essential alongside traditional academic qualifications to help prepare for life after school, college and university.


Employers Want to Employ People with Work Experience

The UK's largest business groups want all young people in Key Stage 4 (14 - 16, last two years of school) to go on Work Experience.  Without this valuable time businesses are worried young people aren't ready for work when they leave schools, college and university.

[CBI] wants the requirement for work experience at Key Stage 4 restored and for more business engagement with schools.

Employers are looking for an individual who can work as part of a team, solve problems, offer excellent customer service, communicate clearer and, remain organised throughout.


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