Work Experience and Volunteering

Having work or volunteering experience during your summer holidays, or year out, makes your CV stronger and makes you more attractive to potential employers. It demonstrates that you're keen to get ahead and take the initiative, and gives you the chance to practice the skills you'll need in a real organisation.

Find work experience with Kent County Council or with other businesses in Kent.

Find opportunities to volunteer and get experience in all kinds of different roles across Kent and beyond.

The National Citizen Service (NCS) is a UCAS-recognised opportunity for students in Years 11 and 12 to take part in outdoor activities, learn skills for life and work, and give back to the local community. It costs only £50 (help with paying for this may be available), all meals and activities are covered, and it looks great on your CV. For more information or to sign up, visit National Citizen Service.

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