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Work Experience placements can be a great way of finding out exactly what it’s like to work in your chosen field before you begin your career. The length of placements vary depending on the organisation and sector, and what you are hoping to achieve. A work placement will provide you with new skills, and help you to discover what sort of work you would be most suited to – and your placement provider could help you to get a job by providing a reference for you.
In Wolverhampton, you could look for a work experience placement through your school careers advisor, or if you are no longer in school or college, why not look into placements at The City of Wolverhampton Council? As one of the city’s largest employers there are Work Experience opportunities across a wide variety of services and departments including ICT, Finance, Legal services, Customer services, Planning, Education, regulatory services, Leisure (WV Active) and more. Placements will last for one or two weeks in general.
These organisations can also help you...
If you are interested in a Work Experience placement, the following organisations could help you to find one:
City of Wolverhampton Council provides Work Experience opportunities for local residents, and also provides support for local businesses to ensure they have all the information and resources they need to take on their own Work Experience students. For further information, contact Graham.firstname.lastname@example.org or Sukhjit.Basra@wolverhampton.gov.uk
If you are a student or graduate of the University of Wolverhampton, you can get support from The Workplace to help you to find a work placement and get the experience you need to get started in your career.
One-to-one support and advice to adults of all ages in Wolverhampton who are looking for employment or for opportunities to progress in their career, including free skills assessments.
Virtual work experience can help you acquire vital skills that you will need in the workplace.
Find out more about work experience, internships, placements and virtual work experience from the National Careers Service.