Careers Service


Get experience to gain skills and improve your CV.

Employers look for a mix of skills and experience depending on the needs of the job. For some jobs you may need some technical or specialist skills gained through qualifications or experience but most will also require a range of transferable skills that can be gained in a wide variety of settings.

Need more experience? There are a variety of options to help you gain the skills and experience employers want.

  • Volunteering A positive way to get work experience and show that you are socially responsible while contributing to the community.
  • Students - get a mentor Discover what a jobs and career sectors are really like and get ahead with inside tips and advice.
  • Work while you study Part time jobs, internships, vacation work and placements as part of your course.
  • Work shadowing Short term informal work experience where you observe someone in their role to understand how they do their job.
  • Further study Including language courses and postgraduate study
  • Competitions, prizes and awards A great way to gain skills, improve your CV and potentially win money or work experience.