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Do you need extra help with work experience?

An accessible pdf document of web content available here.


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GO Wales: Achieve Through Work Experience is an initiative that helps students who are struggling to access work experience.   

We provide one to one support to help you work through any problems you are experiencing with work experience, help you to increase confidence, and to source an opportunity that is relevant to your career plans.  This can sometimes include help to meet the extra childcare or travel costs. 


What will the work experience be like? 

The work experience can be virtual or non-virtual, in almost any area of work and last from 1-20 days. It is organised flexibly to fit around your studies and any other commitments you may have.  Your Adviser is there for you until the work experience ends and can also help you with your CV in readiness for applying for graduate jobs. 

Is this support for me? 

We support students who face a range of difficulties accessing work experience.  You must be under 25 and studying full time and must also meet one or more of the eligibility criteria listed below.  If you are unsure if you qualify or are feeling particularly worried about work experience, please get in touch with us. 

To qualify, you must be under 25, studying full time and meet at least one of these criteria 

This could be a diagnosed mental illness such as depression, bi-polar disorder or PTSD or you may be experiencing high levels of anxiety in relation to work experience 

A disability could be physical, sensory, social/communication or mental impairment.  A learning difference could include dyslexia, dyspraxia, ADHD or an Autism Spectrum Condition. You do not need to be registered as disabled.

Any long-lasting health condition that limits your access to work 

Having children to care for or caring for another adult e.g. a family member with a health condition, mental illness or disability or a person who is elderly 

You may be care experienced either because you are in care or have left care e.g. local authority care, foster parents.  If you are a care leaver, you may have a Personal Adviser 

You may be classed as an estranged student if you are studying without the support and/or approval of your family. You may have no contact with your family  

This criteria applies to you if you consider yourself to belong to an ethnic minority group, for example; Black or Asian and including Gypsy, Roma and Travellers of Irish Heritage.

To check click here and enter your home postcode. If your postcode returns a 1 or 2 in ‘POLAR 4 Young participation quintile’ then you are eligible 

How do I find out more or get an appointment?

There is further information on this website, which is also available as a downloadable pdf document allowing you to view the information in an accessible format.  Alternatively, you can email any questions to our friendly team on [email protected] or complete the appointment request form by clicking ‘contact us’ on this web page. 


The GO Wales: Achieve through Work Experience is an ESF funded Programme https://www.gowales.co.uk/  

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