Work Experience & Volunteering
Work experience of any kind is normally better than none at all and is a key factor in developing your employability during and after university.
If you need to find and get work experience you may wish to consider the following options with a Careers Adviser and if eligible, your local GO Wales contact.
Sources for finding and getting work experience:
- For those eligible, achieve through work experience with GO Wales
- Your existing network – reflect, think and itemise potential contacts
- Your Academic Lecturers (excellent source of ideas & contacts)
- Local, National and International work experience providers
- Voluntary Associations e.g. CAVS
- Specific work experience websites
- Free hard copy magazines (available from the Careers Service)
In discussing the sources above your Careers Adviser would also take account of:
- Originating options, ideas & choices
- Comparing options
- Your preferred type and length of work experience
- Preferred mix of specific, general or unstructured experience
- Location and accessibility
- Paid or unpaid
- Whether any specifics of organisation, sector and role apply
- Specific targets e.g. skills, knowledge, contacts
- How to make the most of the experience
Your Careers Adviser can provide advice and guidance on specific routes or to help you get some ideas going.