Experience Works helps students to engage in work experience with local employers as early as the 1st year of study. Your future employability is determined by a range of factors – one of the most important is structured work experience. This is your chance to gain work place specific abilities and skills that will make you more employable in the future.

To register fill out this short online form – we need to gather some basic details about you and the experience you are looking for.  Once you have registered we can tell you about suitable opportunities on a regular basis – for most opportunities you will then be asked to apply by submitting a CV and covering letter / statement. An early application is advised as some opportunities are particularly popular.

You can get help on your CV in Careers Central or book an appointment via Your Careers Account.

The facts

  • 17 – 70 hours of unpaid activity
  • ‘Out of pocket’ expenses (such as travel, subsistence, etc) are sometimes covered by the host organisation
  • Attendance pattern is agreed between participant and the host organisation – usually half a day or one day a week
  • Clear outcomes will be agreed for the participant at the outset
  • Feedback will be collected from all parties
  • Pre-placement/post-placement checks, and appropriate paperwork, will be completed to ensure the quality of the experience and the management of health and safety

If you have any questions or queries regarding the scheme please contact the Experience Works team: experienceworks@cardiff.ac.uk
For the latest work experience vacancies follow @ExpWorksHelen on Twitter.  All the vacancies can be found under the Opportunities tab in Your Careers Account