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Apprenticeships, Employment and Skills

Work Experience and Volunteering

Work experience and volunteering can give you many opportunities to gain skills and experience that means you stand out to potential employers as well as helping you choose the right career path. You are also going to be equipped with certain soft skills such as team working, communication skills and problem solving; key skills that employers looks out for.

You can also make new contacts that might help you find work in the future. Our Education Business Partnership offers a work experience service to schools within Kingston and Richmond boroughs that are generally carried out in years 10 or 11. Ask your school if they offer a work experience programme.

Other excellent ways you can gain skills are:

Duke of Edinburgh - Many schools offer access to the DofE and offer you excellent opportunities to work as a team, problem solve, communicate and be independent.

Duke of Edinburgh's Award (opens a new window)

National Citizenship Service - Are you 15 to 17 years-old? Don't miss your chance to do NCS! You'll live away from home, develop skills to boost your CV, and meet amazing people  you'll never forget. What are you waiting for?

NCS (opens a new window)

National Career Service Find a Job website 

Find a Job (opens a new window)

Volunteer locally

More opportunities under Getting Involved / Taking Part (opens a new window)