Work experience gives you real life experience in a job role, you'll get to see what working in an industry is really like. It also looks great on your UCAS application for university and on your CV.
Benefits of engineering work experience
Work experience gives you real life experience in a job role. Work experience usually for a week or two, you'll get to see what working in an industry is really like. You will be given some tasks to do and will have a chance to meet the team and get involved.
- Work experience can help you develop your communication skills as you will have to work within a team.
- Work experience looks great on your UCAS application and on your CV.
Where can I get engineering work experience?
Many work experience opportunities are organised on a case by case basis so ask your school, college, family and friends for links with engineering organisations. Contact companies that interest you or local universities directly to see if they have any opportunities for you.
Some companies may have established work experience programmes. Look on their website to see about any advertised opportunities. If they already have a programme, such as those run by large companies like MBDA, and Rolls-Royce, check the dates available, their eligibility criteria, and fill out their application.
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After work experience
Find out more about about how to get into engineering after your work experience