What is Work Experience?
- An opportunity to experience working life.
- A chance to develop and practice new skills and become ‘career ready’.
- It can help you to focus on your next steps after Eastleigh College.
As part of your course you will need to do a minimum of 35 hours of work experience in your relevant subject area.
How do I find a work experience placement?
Start googling companies that you would like to work with. You can email or give them a call to see if they could offer you a placement.
Once you have found a placement, tell your tutor straight away so that the work experience team can contact the employer to confirm the placement.
What are the benefits of work experience?
- Try out career ideas
- Become more employable
- Boost your confidence
- Gain insight into the working world
- Put what you have learnt to the test!
- Improve your CV
- Can lead to paid employment or an apprenticeship
For support and advice you can find us in the Learner Hub or email us at email@example.com.
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