Work Experience

Green work experience ideas

Keen to explore a green career? We have some green work experience ideas to spark your curiosity – including in some industries you might not have considered.

Work experience FAQs

Work experience FAQs

Get all your burning work experience questions answered – we go through some FAQs so you can go into your placement with confidence.

Work experience from home

Work experience from home

You don’t need to leave the house to find work experience – there are lots of opportunities to gain skills from the comfort of your own home.

Work experience ideas for students who love cooking

5 work experience ideas for high school students who love cooking

Work experience is a fantastic way to get a taste of the culinary world and learn valuable skills along the way. If you need some inspiration, we have some work experience ideas for students who love cooking – read on. Local restaurants or cafes Imagine spending a week in a bustling restaurant kitchen, learning from …

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Get experience in school

Don’t Wait to Finish School to get Experience

You don’t need to sit around and wait until you’ve finished school to start getting experience, building skills, and making connections for your future. There are lots of things you can do alongside your schoolwork. Let’s take a look at some of your options. Part-time work  This is something a lot of students already do. …

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Work experience for students with a disability

Finding Work Experience for Students with a Disability

We all know the power work experience can have for young people when they’re considering future career options. And while placements can be tricky to come by, for students with a disability, the barriers are even higher. But this shouldn’t discourage you from trying to find work experience; there are plenty of reasons why you …

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Future career in music

Preparing for a Future Career in Music

Work experience is undeniably valuable when it comes to preparing for a future career in music. However, in the creative industries, it can sometimes be difficult to find structured work experience opportunities. But don’t fret – there are actually lots of other things you can do to gain valuable experience and start building skills. In …

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Work experience ideas for animal lovers

Work Experience Ideas for High School Students Who Love Animals

As a high school student who loves animals, it can be challenging to find work experience opportunities that align with your passion. However, there are plenty of options available to gain valuable experience while working with animals. Here are three work experience ideas for animal lovers:   Volunteer at a local animal shelter   Volunteering …

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Work Experience Ideas for High School Students Interested in Coding

5 Work Experience Ideas for Students Interested in Coding

As the world becomes increasingly digitised, there is a growing demand for skilled coders. If you’re a high school student interested in pursuing a career in IT or tech, gaining work experience can be invaluable in terms of developing skills, building a network, and enhancing your CV. Here are five work experience ideas for students …

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Work Experience Ideas for Sports-Loving Students

3 Work Experience Ideas for Sports-Loving Students

If you love staying active and helping people feel their best, you might be considering a career in sport or fitness. Finding work experience in these areas can be a great way to gain valuable skills and insights, as well as solidify career pathways. Here are three work experience ideas for sports-loving students that can …

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Work experience for students who like building things

3 Work Experience Ideas for Students Who Like Building Things

For students who have a passion for building things, gaining work experience in a related field can be an incredibly rewarding and educational opportunity. By immersing yourself in an environment where you can develop your skills and knowledge, you can better understand your interests and prepare for potential careers. Here are three work experience ideas …

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Skills from work experience

The Skills You Could Learn From Work Experience

If you’re contemplating getting some work experience, you might’ve read that most of your time will be spent observing. Understandably, you might be a bit confused about the skills you could be taking away. Well, not all work experience will be watching and learning (and even it is, at least your observational and note taking …

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Questions to ask when on work experience

5 Questions to Ask While You’re on Work Experience

Work experience is invaluable to help you gain hands-on experience in your chosen field, explore potential career paths, and develop essential skills for your future. By actively engaging in the experience and asking questions, you can make sure you’re getting the most out of your placement. Here are five key questions you should be asking …

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Work Experience Ideas for Creative Students

5 Work Experience Ideas for Creative Students

Want a career in the creative arts? Structured work experience placements can be hard to come by in this industry, but there are heaps of other opportunities out there to help build your skills and knowledge. Whether your passion lies in visual arts, design, photography and videography, writing, or theatre, there are plenty of work …

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Work Experience Alternatives

Work Experience Alternatives

As important as work experience is, sometimes it can be tricky to find a placement. You may need to look at work experience alternatives in order to explore industries and careers that you’re interested in. Here are some work experience alternatives you might like to check out. Top 5 work experience alternatives   If you …

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work experience with council

Work Experience with Your Local Council

Looking for somewhere to do your work experience? A great place to consider is your local Council. Many local Councils have structured work experience programs for high school students, as well as VET and university students looking for placements. They’re definitely worth considering on your work experience search.   Why should I do work experience …

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Starting work experience

What You Need to Know Before You Can Start Work Experience

The prospect of starting work experience can be really exciting. It’s a chance to finally get a taste of what your dream career might involve. But before you rush off and start looking for placements, there are a few things you should check off your list first.   Are you eligible?   As a general …

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How you could use Forage Work Experience to build your skills online

Forage is a free online work experience provider that gives you access to real industry-related tasks from actual employers, and they’ve been around for a little while now, so I thought it was time we had a closer look at how their programs work and how you can use them to make your resume stand …

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Yakka Introduction to Work project

The Yakka Introduction to Work project introduces Indigenous students to potential careers and will assist them to develop a career plan. The program consists of work inspiration and work experience activities including career profiling, aptitude testing, career planning, educating students about work health and safety, employability skills and resume building. Introduction to Work project supports …

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Blue Peanut Virtual Medicine Work Experience and Interview Courses

Blue Peanut are an organisation based in the UK who have recognised the need for Medicine applicants to get relevant work experience and help with acing their medicine applications. Although it’s based in the UK, they offer virtual work experience programs, as well as intensive medical school interview courses, taught online by live interactive webinar. …

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The benefits of Networking

Networking sounds daunting, so let’s break it down   “Networking” is a term you’ll probably hear a lot of through your life, but more so as you begin working towards a career. But what does networking actually mean? Essentially, it’s the building of purposeful relationships. You know, the ones that can add some form of …

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