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Why is it important?

Building a portfolio of work experience is a crucial part of enhancing your employability, by giving your exposure to real life workplaces and building your transferable skills. It may also help you to   learn new skills, which are valued by recruiters, increase your contacts and networks, and try out new things which will help you to identify your strengths and weaknesses.

Work experience, and especially experience relevant to the career you are considering, is highly valued by employers and being able to talk about it through the recruitment process will certainly enhance your CV and applications and your chance of securing the job you want.

Helpful links

The Career Development Centre has some great information on the different types of work experience available and has links to current opportunities

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