Talk to your family, their friends and colleagues, or your friends’ families. They might know someone who has a job or who works somewhere that interests you, and who can arrange work experience for you.
Other options for finding work experience include:
Many Federal and Victorian Government departments and agencies, as well as non-profit organisations, offer work experience opportunities.
The following is only a sample of the kind of organisations that offer work experience opportunities – there are many more. If you have a particular kind of workplace in mind, use a search engine – or even the Yellow Pages – to find local businesses that you’d like to work for.
You could also try to find a work experience placement with or through your own local council (new window).
Remember, there’s no guarantee you’ll get the exact work experience position you want, but you might be suprised to find yourself enjoying a work experience position that you hadn’t previously considered.
It’s possible to gain work experience while travelling overseas, particularly for university graduates. Take a look at our Working overseas page for further details.
Intern Abroad – International Internship Opportunities
Information and listings for international internships, paid and volunteer, academic and non-academic internships, and tertiary credit practical training programs around the world.
JobSearch – Australian Careers Search
Discover what different jobs are like and choose which jobs, industries and employers you will approach for work experience.
Resourse: Youth Central