Learn New Skills
There are many soft skills that employers consider essential and highly important in the workplace. Communication, team working, problem solving, time management and motivation skills. You will have an opportunity to develop these skills and more during your work experience period.
Real work experience
There is no doubt, going on work experience will help you decide your future career path. You will have the opportunity to shadow workers, complete basic tasks and learn about elements of the work. These experiences will assist you in making your career decisions and can help you decide what kind of job, apprenticeship or studies you wish to apply for in the future
Creating professional networks
Take full advantage of social Networks such as LinkedIn and Twitter to network and create professional relationships with colleagues you have worked with in the past. If you have created a good impression on an employer, contact them for a reference for future job applications. There is every possibility that you could receive a job offer with previous employers that you have visited on a work experience placement.