Work experience

Taking part in work experience can help you to:

  • develop and practice a range of new skills
  • relate their college studies to the workplace
  • make informed decisions about their future
  • add value to their university or job applications
  • work as part of a team
  • develop a realistic idea of the rewards and demands of work.

Njabulo Dube

“The placement helped me get more accustomed to the practical side of engineering. I was able to see how the knowledge I have learnt on my course is being put to use by engineers on a daily basis.

I am really grateful to the work experience team for providing me with the opportunity to work in such an environment.”

Njabulo Dube

(ex-Westminster City School)

Njabulo, age 18, studying level 3 BTEC extended diploma in electrical engineering completed a two-week placement at Halfords Autocentre in Ilford.