Work experience is a great way to gain hands-on knowledge. It adds a valuable practical element to your studies, broadens your experience and vastly improves your employment opportunities.
Work experience enables you to work as part of a team, develop communication skills and build a strong work ethos - all qualities that potential employers will be looking for.
Most Councils offer work experience to students from surrounding secondary schools or from university students who need placement experience as part of their qualification training. So contact your local council for potential opportunities.