Knowing how to acquire skills and work experience

There are many ways of developing skills and gaining relevant experience while you study… you don’t have to already be in your chosen career to gain the necessary attributes. 
Most schools will encourage you to organise some work experience at some point, but you can also arrange summer time or after school/weekend work experience yourself – many employers will like that you were proactive. Internships are a great way of gaining further, more in-depth experience, but most companies aim their internship programmes at university students. 
The earlier you start to build these experiences the more appealing your CV will look when it comes to applying for your first job after you have finished your education. 
Build up your skill set and gain valuable work experience – find out how with advice below.
Talk to a family member, friend or a teacher if you are worried about acquiring skills and work experience. The National Careers Service can also offer support by phone, email, web chat and text between 8am – 10pm daily. Visit their website for more details: