Wish you had work experience?

October 25, 2018

GO Wales logo GO Wales work with students in finding work experience opportunities. The opportunities have been in the public, private and voluntary sectors with organisations such as NHS Informatics, local councils, and hospital laboratories.

Here are a few examples of how that work experience has helped students to put their career plans into action:

- Following a GO Wales work experience opportunity, a BSc (Hons) Computer Science graduate was successful in being offered an internship as Software Development Officer with the Wales NHS Informatics Service, a role which he has recently started.

- A Master of Computing graduate was successful in securing employment as a Software Engineer with a developer in Maidenhead, Berkshire.

- A BSc (Hons) Human Biology graduate was successful in securing employment as a Samples Co-ordinator with a global research company in the week following Graduation. The graduate found that the support she received from GO Wales was very helpful in getting relevant work experience in a laboratory environment, support for the application and interview process, and how she would disclose a disability.

GO Wales works with students who need extra support in finding relevant work experience based on student needs. There is no typical GO Wales student, but all students must be eligible and suitable, which is assessed by a GO Wales Employability Adviser.

GO Wales offer:

  • Work shadow, taster and placement opportunity in an organisation that suits your career needs
  • Financial support may be available with e.g. childcare and transport costs
  • One-to-one advice
  • Support in developing your CV and practice your interview skills

If you are interested and would like a GO Wales Adviser to contact you to arrange a meeting please click here

More information on GO Wales, including full eligibility criteria, is available here


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