Why do it?
This is your chance to either experience what your chosen job is like in real life or try a range of different jobs to help you decide what you want to do in the future. We understand that it can be scary to go into a new environment and especially into the world of work.
Work placements are useful at any point during your education and the more you undertake the more skills you will acquire and the more impressive your CV will look to a prospective employer.
Adding impressive things to your CV is not the only reason to undertake a work placement. They are great opportunities to speak directly to people who are already doing the job within their working environment. Their insider information on the job will give you a greater understanding of what it entails.
Work placements can also be used as a kind of taster session for your chosen career where you can weigh up the pros and cons and consider whether that job is for you!