You may have been told by others that getting work experience or a work placement is the first step towards finding work.
But without the right information, this can seem like a daunting task. You might not feel prepared or have doubts about why you should try it.
Firstly, work experience can be a great stepping stone towards employment. We’ve helped lots of young people like Tegan find opportunities in areas they’re interested in, and this has led to ongoing and paid positions.
Here are some more reasons why you should give it a shot if you’re planning for a career in the future.
Learn something new
You will receive training, gain new knowledge, and have the chance to build on your skills while working.
Grow your connections
Meet new people and make friends, which could lead to further work or experience opportunities.
Working with others and completing jobs can help boost confidence in yourself and your abilities.
Get work ready
If you’re after a retail job, there’s no better way to prepare than to try work in a retail workplace and learn how things are done.
We’re with you every step of the way
Work experience and being in a work environment can be a scary thought, especially if you’ve never had any previous experience. But the good news is that you don’t have to do it alone. We can help you in various ways, including:
- Working with you to identify areas or industries you’d like to explore
- finding opportunities within your local community
- Supporting you during your work experience
- Connecting you with other opportunities down the track
Not ready for a work role just yet?
You can work towards it with a range of activities designed to build your skills and confidence. This could mean joining a local club or volunteering in the community.
We can work with you to develop your skills towards achieving your goals, whatever they are.