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If you’re looking for opportunities to gain insight into the workplace and develop the skills to make you stand out when applying for job roles, but it’s proving difficult to find a work experience placement at the moment, take a look at the list below. These organisations offer free virtual work experience, mentoring programmes or social action opportunities to help you develop the skills commonly looked for by employers, and participating could be a great addition to your CV.
Virtual work experience
Experiencing working life can help you build confidence and understand how organisations and industries work. You could try some of the organisations below that offer virtual and online work experience resources that can be accessed at home.
From community fundraising to volunteering or campaigning, social action can be a great way of getting involved in meaningful and enriching opportunities to develop skills for the workplace. Not only does social action help the community, it can give you valuable experience to help you get where you want to go in your future.
Working with a mentor can help you develop your strengths, acknowledge your development areas and discuss important decisions around education and more. A mentor could provide guidance and support that will make you a standout employee and help you showcase yourself to future employers. Mentoring programmes could also help you gain valuable contacts and join networks that may benefit your future.
Why not extend your virtual work experience knowledge further by trying one of the resources below? Alternatively, you can visit our virtual work experience hub for more tools and tips.