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Types of work


Volunteering is a great way to gain work experience and give back to the community. You can volunteer for as long as you like.

Work taster

Work tasters are short and usually last up to one week. They can be helpful for people with little work experience, to try out a particular job or career, in a real working environment. 

Work experience

Work experience usually lasts less than 8 weeks. A work experience placement can help someone towards the long-term goal of paid work. 

Paid employment

Our aim is for you to get paid employment. You might start with any of the routes listed above in order to get to paid employment.


Self-employed means you work for yourself. It means setting up your own company.