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Where can I find work experience?

Where can I find work experience?If you’re on the hunt for work experience try this list of useful places to start your search.

If you want to experience the world of work and there's a relevant organisation near to you, it's always best to apply directly to the company's human resources department.

A simple, well thought out letter outlining what you hope to achieve and why, could help you land that dream work experience.

However, if you're struggling to set up work experience on your own, check out the following organisations for help:


Use their quick and easy search tool to find voluntary work and internships.


Find work experience with an entrepreneur and get inspiration for starting your own business.


Get involved in career-related volunteering with Vinspired.


Apprenticeships offer you the opportunity to earn whilst you learn.


Find CV-boosting volunteering opportunities across the UK.

Duke of Edinburgh Award

The Duke of Edinburgh award is always very impressive for employers. There’s a skills section involved where you can develop your experience in areas like money management, committee skills or languages.


Trident helps young people aged 14-19 to prepare for life beyond the classroom.
It helps people find opportunities to boost their employability skills and develop as individuals, as well as making the work placement process as easy as possible for employers, learners, schools and colleges.

The National Council for Work Experience

This website has a useful section offering work experience advice for 15-18-year-olds.
Be sure to check out their Work Experience contacts list

The Year in Industry

Are you looking for work experience to do in your gap year before starting at university? If so, this site has everything you need to get work experience hunting.


Opportunities for disabled and dyslexic students and graduates, including internships and skills workshops.