Work experience is a great opportunity for you to learn about a specific job or an area of work, while getting used to the routines and habits of working life. They can help you decide on which career path is right for you, while helping you develop your skills in that chosen profession – or highlight new skills you didn’t even know you had!
The knowledge and understanding you will gain on a placement are essential to securing a job or internship. They look great on your CV or university application because they signal to prospective employees or further and higher education establishments that you’re proactive, keen to find out what career will be right for you and experience new surroundings. They also count towards the number of work engagements you have had, and studies show just four such engagements significantly reduces your chances of being unemployed, and those that have engaged earn an average of 22% more than those who do not.
There are many work experience and job opportunities across a number of different sectors, businesses and organisations in Tees Valley.
If you are interested in signing up for any of these opportunities and they are in within school/college time please speak to your teacher