Why work experience is a MUST for students

The University of Chester’s Work Based Learning module offers level 5 students with the opportunity to undertake a five-week industry placement.

Not only does this provide a welcome addition to a CV but successful work experience will also help develop essential skills to enhance employability.

In the video below, BA Sports Journalism student James Messenger reflects on his five-week placement with Super League club Widnes Vikings.

James completed his Work Based Learning placement with the club’s media department where he undertook a variety of roles from videography and social media management to interviewing players.

“It was great testing myself in a new environment,” said James.

“Taking the skills learned at university into a real work place has been amazing. I couldn’t have asked for anything more.”

James put together this video urging all students to gain work experience to complement studies>>>

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