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Work Experience

At City College we understand the importance of planning for your future! That is why work experience is a vital part of the study programme. We work closely with employers to offer an exciting range of opportunities to help prepare you for your next steps into work. This could include activities such as a work placement, tasters of the world of work or working on community projects. We also support you to find exciting opportunities that link directly to your course and industry area.

Why is work experience important?

Get a taste of the industry to help you decide future career options.

Gain confidence in your existing skills, and learn new ones.

Good opportunity to network and could lead to an apprenticeship or paid employment.

Demonstrates to future employers that you are willing to learn and are work-ready.

Providing valuable content for future job applications, CV’s and UCAS personal statements for further study.

What do I need to do?

We are here to support you with accessing relevant opportunities and also taking those first steps to find a placement. A dedicated suite of guidance materials, advice sessions, talks and workshops are just some of the ways in which we provide support. You will need to record and reflect on your work experience every step of the way. This will help you to make the most of your opportunities and develop your employability skills.

Why not click HERE to listen to our podcast about work experience?

To find out more, please visit the Work Experience section on Student Central. You can also contact our Work Placement Officer, Emma Hooper, by e-mail ehooper@cityplym.ac.uk or call 01752 856814.