Work experience

Work experience can be an opportunity for people with a special educational need or disability to get the real workplace experience and employment skills that can help secure a paid job.

You can ask your school or college to help you arrange this.  Your family or friends may know of businesses who can offer you work experience.  You can contact businesses directly if there is somewhere that you would like to work.  Make sure the business knows that you have special needs.  You can share your vocational profile if you have one.

You can gain valuable work experience through volunteering and participating in community projects.

View work based experience opportunities