Take a closer look at selected subjects and issues, with a selection of videos, guides and advice.

Work experience

Want to get a foot on the ladder or find out if that dream job is really right for you? Work experience could be the answer.

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Animal Collection Keeper

Rebecca wanted to be a vet but passed out on work experience so realised it was not for her.

Lizzi Hosking
Celebrity Director

After work experience during the Easter holidays, Lizzi decided to leave university and move to London.

Second Officer

Andrew wanted to go into computing but after two weeks’ work experience, decided sitting behind a desk was not for him.

Head Zoo Keeper

Volunteering at an animal park led directly to Katherine getting a job.

Director of Learning and Visitor Experience

“I remember spending years thinking I wanted to be a journalist, went and worked for two days on a newspaper and hated it.”

Commercial Lawyer

After applying unsuccessfully to 300-500 law firms for a trainee position, Chantal went on to secure a training contract through a holiday placement.