Why getting experience works

“For me, I wanted to undertake work experience so I could get the insight into what career path I wanted to go into after my A levels.

“Nowadays university seems to be the directed choice for students, but with apprenticeships on the rise it shows that learning whilst you’re earning is becoming a preferred route.

“However, there is no “correct” pathway and you have to do what you feel is best for you. It is better to have the options of both university and apprenticeship vacancies so that it doesn’t leave you restricted on your options.

“There are so many opportunities out there and I would strongly recommend getting as much experience as possible, in a range of companies, because your preferences could fluctuate as you learn more.”

Grace Law, a Marketing student who joined the Chamber for a week’s work experience.