work experience

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work experience UK US noun [U] WORKPLACE
mainly UK a period of time during which a young person, usually a student, works for a company or organization in order to get experience of a particular type of work: »

Networking, work experience, and shadowing are now usual steps on the path to employment.

do/gain/get work experience »

Every student can do a year's work experience in commerce, industry or the public sector.

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a work experience placement/scheme/opportunity

offer/provide work experience »

Nine out of ten of the firms surveyed were in favour of offering work experience to pupils from disadvantaged areas.

Compare INTERNSHIP(Cf. internship)
the jobs that someone has had, or the type of work they have done, in the past: »

Despite advanced degrees and years of work experience, women are still under-represented in the higher echelons of business.

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Applicants with few marketable skills and little work experience struggle in today's job market.

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practical/relevant/valuable work experience


Financial and business terms. 2012.

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  • Work experience — is the experience that a person has working, or working in a specific field or occupation. Volunteer Work and Internships The phrase is sometimes used to mean a type of volunteer work that is commonly intended for young people mdash; often… …   Wikipedia

  • work experience — work ex.perience n [U] 1.) the experience you have had of working in a particular type of job ▪ She s well qualified but has no relevant work experience. 2.) BrE a period of time that a young person spends working in a particular place, as a form …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • work experience — work ex,perience noun uncount 1. ) the experience and skills you gain in doing a particular job: We are looking for someone with a lot of relevant work experience. 2. ) BRITISH a period of time that a young person spends working to get experience …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • work experience — noun A scheme by which school leavers work unpaid for a company or organization for a short time in order to gain experience of working life • • • Main Entry: ↑work …   Useful english dictionary

  • work experience — ► NOUN ▪ short term experience of employment, arranged for older pupils by schools …   English terms dictionary

  • work experience — noun 1 the experience you have had of working in a particular type of job: She s well qualified but has no relevant work experience. 2 BrE a period of time that a young person spends working in a particular place, as a form of training …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • work experience — HR the temporary placement of young people in organizations to give them a taste of the work environment. Successful work experience programs require adequate preparation by schools and employing organizations, together with follow up activities… …   The ultimate business dictionary

  • work experience — /ˈwɜk əkspɪəriəns/ (say werk uhkspearreeuhns) noun experience of a real work situation, especially that provided to high school students so that they can test their choice of career against firsthand observation …   Australian English dictionary

  • work experience — UK / US noun [uncountable] 1) the experience and skills that you gain in doing a particular job 2) British a period of time that someone, especially a young person, spends working somewhere in order to get experience of a particular type of job …   English dictionary

  • work experience — noun A short unpaid period of time at a workplace, to gain experience of a working environment …   Wiktionary

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