Work Experience

Work Shadowing Opportunity for Disabled Young People

Would your disabled daughter or son be interested in a work shadow opportunity? Community Service Volunteers (CSV) are looking for young people with disabilities to take part in their new work shadow project. This programme is supported by the Office for Disability...

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Great Personal Development Opportunity for Teenagers

To stop your teenager from saying ''I'm bored!'' this October  half-term, why not send them on a one week course (including a three-night activity trip away) and 30 hours voluntary work in the community?  This great new programme is part of the National Citizen...

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Government Funded Volunteering Overseas with ICS

International Citizen Service (ICS) is a once-in-a-lifetime volunteering opportunity open to all 18 to 25-year-olds, backed by the UK government. It gives you the chance to work side-by-side with local volunteers in developing countries, to make a meaningful...

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Different kinds of work experience

Work Placements The term ‘placement’ refers to any formal, structured work experience.  These programmes will often let you to gain knowledge of various departments and focus on a specific project.  Placements are quite common in the engineering and construction...

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The difference between Internships and Apprenticeships

Apprenticeships: Apprenticeships have traditionally been associated with blue-collar industries such as engineering and construction. This has changed in recent years and apprenticeships in professional services (like banking,  IT,  accountancy and law) are now...

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Traineeships: what are they?

What Are the New 'Traineeships' For? Traineeships are an education and training programme based on work experience that is focused on giving young people the work skills and experience that employers are looking for. Traineeships are designed for those aged 16-24 who...

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Young unemployed frustrated by national job schemes

According to the Local Government Association (LGA), unemployed young people are losing faith in the prospect of finding jobs and feel national schemes are not offering them the right skills to help them into work. A poll of unemployed 16 to 24-year-olds, carried out...

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