How to get relevant work experience

It’s easy to get frustrated when you’re applying for jobs, but are constantly faced with requests for relevant work experience even for entry-level or internship vacancies. You’re probably asking: “how can I gain relevant experience if I can’t even get a basic job or internship so I can get the experience?

Fortunately there are plenty of opportunities to gain experience when you’re in this position.image

Voluntary work can often be a good way to gain practical experience of the area you want to go into. You can find opportunities on www.do-it.org.uk

Most university Career Services offer internships designed to enable students or graduates with little work experience to gain graduate-level experience. If you’re a final year student or a recent graduate from University of Chester you can apply for paid graduate-level work with local companies via the Santander Universities Internship Programme

You could also complete a five week placement as part of our Graduate Head Start (GHS) programme. GHS is open to all UK graduates who are still looking for graduate level work, however places will be offered to University of Chester graduates as a priority.

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