Welcome to our student area. Here you will find feedback forms and information that will be useful for you starting your Work Experience placement.
Here are 10 reasons as to why work experience is beneficial for you...
Young people who have completed some good work experience placements are more likely to be successful in their job hunt.
If you are struggling to pick a career you think you will like, doing work experience is the perfect way to sample and get a feel of the many career options in healthcare.
If you know exactly what you want to do, doing work experience in that sector is one of the best ways to get a sense of the industry. You can speak to employees and ask them all your burning questions so you know exactly what it is like.
It shows passion and real interest in what you have chosen to study and career. Doing work experience shows employers that you are a motivated individual and that you have really done your homework.
If you are really unsure about what you want to do, work experience might give you the motivation to pull your socks up and really look into the career options available in the NHS. (There are absolutely loads!!)
As you have probably heard... Work experience introduces you into the world of work and learning what goes on in a working day. You can learn how to become workplace savvy and learn to navigate your way through the many job roles in a working environment.
It can help you identify the skills you have already and it can actually highlight areas where you may need to improve or you may even experience something you have never heard of or done before, which you may be interested in.
If you impress the employer, this may mean some amazing feedback to your school... brownie points!!
On a serious note, being professional and willing to learn can make you stick in an employers mind!
Work experience isn't just for the experience, it is also good as you can network with managers and employees. They may remember you in years to come!
Work experience is brilliant to put on your CV. This is the perfect opportunity to showcase all the things you have done during your work experience and show you are interested.
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