Work experience is a valuable asset of anyone who desires to work. Universities and employers are now seeking for work experience as necessity on your CV or personal statement as it now increases your employability.

Building you up for the world of work and permitting you to gain skills you can’t learn in the classroom. To stand out from the crowd to employers, work experience gives you that finishing edge that may be the difference between you gaining the job role and being declined. No matter your GCSE’s, A Level’s or Degree, employers want someone who has experience and a feel for the industry they are entering.

I am currently completing a week’s work experience at Whistle PR. Originally I was interested in entering the PR industry as a future career. Presently I am studying my A levels at Kings Norton Girls’ Sixth Form, my subjects are Media, Business and Photography – which all interlink into public relations. I’m looking to study Media and Communications at Cardiff University when I leave sixth form next year.

However, for me to fully understand what a job in public relations would encompass I would need to step out of my comfort zone and delve into the world of work for a week.

From my week of work experience I have undertaken different tasks that I would if I were working: writing press releases, blogs, researching for future events, contacting clients and learning more about the different realms of public relations. All of this would never have been available to me if I stayed in the classroom.

Nina Piotrowska is completing a week of work experience at Whistle PR which offers a range of integrated communications services including strategic consultancy, PR, social media and internal communications. For further information email info@whistlepr.co.uk or contact us here.