Work Experience


​Employers increasingly expect that graduate applications will have work experience and place a high value on this. What are the benefits to you?

Students who have had work experience are more likely to:

  • make more informed career choices
  • have skills wanted by employers
  • have good employer networks
  • be more confident and commercially aware
  • start on better salaries
  • be offered a job by those employers

For help with finding, planning and getting the most out of work experience, access the Work Experience e-lesson in the Careers e-module, accessible via your Moodle course list. Available to all Cardiff Metropolitan University staff and students.

For Graduates and to find out more about Work Experience follow the links on this page.

One student's experience
'I took part in the STEP scheme, and was placed with a company, New Century Design who specialise in Graphic Design and printing. My 8-week placement involved designing a website for the company. While I was there I improved skills such as team working, dealing with clients, computing and most importantly to myself, designing. I now have professional work that can go into my portfolio that has been used in the working world.'

Mark Cranton, Graphic Communication student, Cardiff Metropolitan University