TalentEd student resources – Work Experience

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1. Work Experience

2. Volunteering

3. Apprenticeships

4. Internships

5. Placements

 

1. Work Experience

Read: This article to find 12 reasons why you should gain work experience. More articles with excellent reasons to gain work experience include ‘Why is Work Experience Important?’,  and ‘Work Experience Can Open Doors’.

Read: This article from the guardian which mentions the laws surrounding young teenagers working.

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2. Volunteering

Search: For volunteering opportunities near you with vInspired which allows you to find volunteering opportunities suitable for your age.

Search: For volunteering opportunities in charities/non-profit organisations near you through CharityJobs or ThirdSector.

Read: About NCS – a 3-4 week experience for 15-17 year olds here.

Read: Through City Philanthropy’s website to discover reasons why you should volunteer, as well as a list of organisations you could contact to volunteer with.

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3. Apprenticeships

Read: Through the government’s guide on apprenticeships here, and find apprenticeships or traineeships by creating an account through the links provided.

Search: For apprenticeships near you here to view alternative options to going to university.

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4. Internships

Learn: About what internships are through UCAS, as well as learning about further reasons to volunteer.

Read: The Independents top 6 sites for internship opportunities here.

Search: For internships and other job opportunities near you here.

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5. Placements

Read: ‘BMA – Work experience – advice for students’ – The British Medical Association offer advice on how to get valuable work experience if you are keen to become a doctor.

Search: For placements and other job opportunities near you here. You can also check out these other sites for searching for placements, internships, or other job opportunities near you: Rate my Placement; Target Jobs; and Student Jobs.

Search: StudentLadder to explore work experience opportunities relational to your education level. University students/TalentEd alumni can also use STEP to find university level placements.

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