Work experience & volunteering

If you’re looking to gain some practical work experience, this is the section for you. Whether you want to figure out how to find volunteer work, you’re looking for the benefits of volunteering, or you need some work experience ideas, we have everything you need to break into the world of work.

A level results day: What are your options?

Just got your A level results, and not sure where to go next? Here are some of our top tips to help you weigh up the options on A level results day:

Work experience letter template

Looking to gain some work experience? Our free work experience letter template will help get you started, and learn how to stand out to employers.

Benefits of volunteering

From improving your skills and experience, to adding value to your CV, find out why a stint as a volunteer can seriously help your career prospects.

Five of the best things to do in your gap year

So you’ve decided to take a gap year…why not make the most of it? Here are five of our suggestions that will help you get the most out of your gap year.

The Gradlife – How to get experience (without experience)

Our blogger, Lydia Randall, gives her top tips on how to build your work experience (when all the jobs you apply for ask for experience to get started).

The Gradlife – Working your way into work experience

Our graduate blogger, Lydia, talks about how she found great work experience placements – and gives her top tips on how to find one that works for you.

Not going to uni: What to do next

What comes after school? It doesn’t have to be uni. If you’re considering not going to uni, here are a few options of what you could do next:

How to: Find traineeships

Never heard of traineeships? You might be missing out. Here’s our guide on how to find them – and how joining one could change your career:

How to: Find volunteer work

Enjoy helping others, and looking to improve your skills? You should try volunteering. To make sure your help is headed in the right direction, here are our top tips on how to find volunteer work:

How to: Get work experience

Need to get experience without any experience? We’ve already covered what you need to know about work experience, but to help guide you further, here are four top tips to ensure your work experience hunt brings the best results:

Work experience placements: What you need to know

To make sure you’re not missing out, here’s a quick rundown of everything you need to know about work experience placements.

How to: Volunteer abroad

We’ve already covered the benefits of volunteering, but here are a few things you should think about before you set off:

Case study: Why work experience and qualifications don’t have to be mutually exclusive

Find out how you can pro-actively gain both the experience and qualifications you need to help find your right role, courtesy of Janet & Richard.