Having relevant experience is important because it tells employers that you have skills and knowledge of the job they are advertising. They are then more likely to consider your application.
There are three main ways you can get experience
Work experience is gaining experience of what working life is like. Find out how to get the work experience you need to get into the job you want.
See how volunteering can increase your skills, experience and job opportunities at the same time as you help others.
Find out if a gap year is for you and see our list of things to consider. See examples of how gap years are spent.
Gain new skills and confidence with a traineeship. Find useful information about traineeships and how to find a training placement.