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Advice about Work Experience in Brighton and Hove

Work experience in Brighton and Hove is a great way to make yourself more employable offering you insight into a working environment whilst you study.

Now more than ever it’s important to start gaining work-related experience. It will help make your CV stand out in the crowd, help test your career choices, allow you to network with potential future employers and put your knowledge into practice.

Work experience can be paid or unpaid. Some employers may contribute towards expenses, to cover your travel and possibly lunch. The majority of placements are done on a volunteer basis, but think of this as an investment to your future.

I am a job seeker - how do you apply for work experience?

Either contact the employer directly and explain why you would like to work for them on a placement basis. And you will find that Job Centre Plus is very helpful and have great opportunities for those on JSA.

Treat applying for work experience exactly the same as applying for a permanent job in Brighton and Hove. 

I am an employer - what is the benefit of taking on work experience candidates?

Whatever the size of your organisation is you could reap the benefits from taking on work experience candidates. They can offer fresh new ideas or develop projects that the company just hasn't had time to carry out. Overall work experience is a cost-effective flexible solution to your recruitment needs.

You will be influencing the quality of future employees, influencing career choices in Brighton and Hove, raising your community profile and will be part of the development of recruitment channels within the city.

If you would like to advertise work experience placements with please post the opportunity in the same way as posting a job.

Click here for how Job Centre Plus can help employers

Want to Work Scheme is very proud to be one of the Founding Partners of the Albion in the Community Want to Work scheme. This is a collaboration of local businesses including American Express, Jobcentre Plus and education partners helping local people into work though workshops, work experience placements, workplace visits and employability support.  Click here to find out if the scheme could help you into work.

Click here to read more on how get involved.