Work Experience Guide 2023

We’ve covered all the facts in our Work Experience Guide, so you can find a placement that suits you and your career ambitions and make the most of your experience.

$18.00 inc. GST

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Test drive your dream career with work experience

 

How to get work experience, and what to do once you have it

With the Work Experience Guide 2023 we’ll help you learn how to find (and apply for) work experience. Try out potential careers and see if they live up to your expectations before you commit years of your life to pursuing them.

If you’re not sure how to find work experience or want to learn more about what you can do with your time, then this Guide is for you. We’ve covered all the facts, so you can find a placement that suits you and your career ambitions, then make the most of your experience.

 

What is in the Work Experience Guide?

This digital PDF resource includes:

  • Comprehensive information
    – Including what work experience is, why you might do it, and how to find it
    – We also cover virtual work experience and other alternatives
  • Industry examples
    – Find links to real work experience opportunities in different industries
    – Plus some suggestions to find your own placement
  • Info for parents and schools
    – Learn about your responsibilities when your child or student starts a work experience placement
    – Know how to keep them safe if something goes wrong

 

Where can you use the guide?

As a digital PDF download, the guide can be shared via email, uploaded into your school Learning Management System or intranet, or embedded into other digital resources. It’s a great way to make it more usable across your school.

 

How will I get the guide? 

The Work Experience Guide comes as a high-resolution digital file. You’ll get a download link via email soon after your purchase.

How to use your Guides

Our Digital Student Guides are downloadable in PDF format. A great way to provide lots of information in one easy to understand document.

Downloading the Guides:
  • Once you select and purchase your chosen Guide, they will automatically download as PDF files.
  • Save the downloaded files to a convenient location on your device for easy access.
Sharing Online:
  • Via Email: Attach the PDF files to an email and send them directly to students, parents, or colleagues who might find them useful.
  • Learning Management Systems (LMS) and Intranet: Upload the PDFs to your school’s LMS or intranet, making them readily accessible for the entire school community.
  • Embed in Digital Guides: Incorporate the booklets into other digital career guides or resources to provide a comprehensive exploration tool.
Printing and Sharing Physical Copies:
  • Utilise your school’s print centre to produce physical copies.
  • Distribute the printed booklets during career counselling sessions, at career fairs, parent-teacher meetings, or in classrooms as tangible ‘frisbees’ to spark student interest in various career paths.
  • Share hard copies to your Careers Office or the school’s Library for students to pick up and browse or take home to read.
  • Provide hard copies for students who might struggle to access digital copies of the Guide outside of school hours.
Getting the Most Value:
  • Encourage students to review the Guides and return with any questions or for further discussion. This approach fosters a deeper exploration of their goals and could help you to better help them find and pursue relevant opportunities.
  • Use the Guides as a tool to initiate group discussions or workshops focused on career exploration, skills development, or life mapping.
  • Incorporate the Guides into classroom activities or projects that align with the career information presented, providing practical context and inspiration.

This item is a digital download, which means there’s no shipping. This is great, because it’s better for your budget and the environment. 

You’ll be able to download these resources as soon as you’ve checked out, so make sure your device will allow you to save and download. We’ll also send everything direct to your via email just in case. 

If you have any issues or can’t find the downloads (which sometimes happens if your school has an enthusiastic security system), please try downloading on another device or computer. You can also reach out to us anytime if you’re getting stuck. 

Once you’ve downloaded your resources please save them in your filing system. 

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