Step Seven: After Your Work Experience

During or as soon as possible after you have completed your work experience, take time to reflect on the things you have done and write them down. Any achievements  and skills you have developed can be used to build your CV or when making applications to university and vocational training programmes, depending on where you want to head in your future career.

Top tip – Ask for a reference and make a note of the person, their job title, and the company for future use! Always ask the person or alert them when you want to use them as a referee as they may not want requests landing on their desk or in their inbox unexpectedly.

Work experience checklist

To help you keep track of your progress, we have put together a simple checklist that you can download below.

Get the checklist here


Check out the other steps...

Step One: Narrowing Your Options

Find out the questions you need to ask yourself to help narrow your options and figure out what you want from your work experience.

Find out more about 'Step One: Narrowing Your Options'

Step Two: Exploring What Jobs You Could Do

Explore what jobs you could do as part of your work experience and find out what careers other blind and partially sighted people are doing.

Find out more about 'Step Two: Exploring What Jobs You Could Do'

Step Three: Choosing the Right Work Experience

Learn about the different types of work experience and which is the right one for you.

Find out more about 'Step Three: Choosing the Right Work Experience'

Step Four: Identifying an Employer

Find out about the different approaches you can take to finding your work experience opportunity.

Find out more about 'Step Four: Identifying an Employer'

Step Five: Approaching an Employer

Discover how to make the approach to the employer you wish to set up your work experience with and don’t forget to download our handy approach letter template!

Find out more about 'Step Five: Approaching an Employer'

Step Six: Getting the Right Support in Place

Find out what you need to do to make sure you have all the right support in place to make the most of your work experience.

Find out more about 'Step Six: Getting the Right Support in Place'
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