Why do people do unpaid Work Experience or complete a summer internship?
The Irish and international jobs market is getting more and more competitive – so having some relevant experience can be critical when looking for that first job. Most employers now expect students to have gained some form of useful relaevant experience during their University or College years.
What are the Benefits of getting work experience?
Work experience will boost your chances of a good job.
You can highlight it on your CV and application form that allows you to stand out from your competitors highlighting your new skills and achievements.
Work experience will increase your employability – recent figures show that over 70% of graduates in UK companies are recruited from internship programmes.
An internship can provide you with plenty of potential contacts for the future.
Work experience gives you a good feel for what it is like working in a certain type of job . You might decide that the type of job is not what you want.
An internship should give you the chance to gain new knowledge and skills, both academic and personal. You can gain an insight into working life,
You might even earn some money!
Some examples of Summer internships in Ireland :