I’ve been trying to find work experience for a couple of years now. However because of my age, they either don’t want to take me on or just simply don’t have the insurance too. This means that when we come to find jobs at sixteen or eighteen, we don’t have enough experience to our name, besides if you’re looking for an employee you want them to have experience in the field.
This year at school, it is time for my compulsory work experience. It was hard deciding on a certain industry to narrow down the choices, but also considering how I’d be getting there or what I could gain from the opportunity. I would recommend that when you have some choices in mind, you research the placement as much as you can. For example looking up the company online or call up the company to find out more information…They’ll be able to tell you more about your experience than your school or anyone else ever could.
I know many people think of work experience as a chore because it is compulsory for some, however there are so many skills and wealth of experiences you could gain from your placement…And its free…This is also why you should be serious when with picking your placement, choose the right option for you and you could not only enjoy your experience but also develop your understanding of that industry. Don’t take it as a kick in the teeth.
I have yet to do my compulsory work experience, but I am looking forward to my placement. Although I am still slightly anxious, I know that it will be worth it in the end and help me get to grips with the real world of work. Wish me luck.