In today’s competitive jobs market, students leaving college with a qualification simply isn’t enough. At North Warwickshire & Hickley College we understand the value of work experience, how essential it is and how we can equip our students with the whole skills package.
Support from your Progress Coach, Lecturers and Work Experience Coordinator are available to help you find Work Experience.
Your Work Experience Coordinator is Olivia Fowler
Work Experience is part of your study programme:
Work experience enables you to gain valuable employment skills which will look great on your CV when seeking full-time employment or part-time jobs. Additionally, work experience will build your confidence and get you ready for the world of work.
"Leading employers value work experience among graduates more than the grades or the university they have been to, according to new research."
The Independent (2015)
"Work experience can really set you apart from your peers. Whether you’ve sorted a week working at a magazine, a month at an engineering firm or a few days shadowing your local plumber this summer, the skills and experience you pick up can help you to stand out in an increasingly competitive job market."
The Guardian (2017)
About 80 per cent of employers think work experience is essential, according to a survey by the City & Guilds vocational training organization, and two-thirds of employers would be more likely to hire a young person with work experience over someone with none.
City Guilds (2015)
To find out more about work experience, contact your Work Experience Coordinator Olivia Fowler today
Last updated: Wednesday 9th August 2017