Practical experiences


Practical experiences are those activities you engage with, such as job opportunities and volunteering, where you work alongside or within a community of people. The knowledge exchange is two-way; They will benefit from your experience through your actions but you will also benefit from that communities' knowledge and culture too.

Explore our general sections about paid work, volunteering and placements to find out more information if you're unsure of where to start, or you can look into some of the specific opportunities that might take your interest.


Not sure what practical experiences to engage with? Explore these areas...

Work placements

Discover what types of placements are available to you, and for more information about sandwich placements.

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Specific opportunities that might interest you...

Forage virtual internships

Forage is an excellent way to build experience through self-paced online internships, provided by some of the world's leading organisations.

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The Access Project

The Access Project is looking for volunteers to tutor GCSE students from disadvantaged backgrounds. It’s a rewarding way to gain experience and enhance your CV.

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