Never underestimate the importance and power of work experience. Many employers look for young people that have had some relevant work experience because it helps them prepare for work and develop general business awareness. Importantly, many employers feel that applicants, particularly in the trades area, do not have a satisfactory level of knowledge about their chosen career or job.
To gain a better understanding of a career, arranging some work experience with an employer is vital. It may not give someone time to develop job-specific skills, but it can give them a valuable insight into the work involved. A young person that undertakes work experience also demonstrates to an employer that they have motivation and commitment. Most schools may be able to organise work experience and Squad can assist here as well by connecting with our existing Host Employers.