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    My college says that we have to do 21 hours of unpaid work experience for the government to fund our next year- A2's. I was just wondering if it is true that a higher education college can kick you out for not doing work experience?

    I want to do engineering at uni, and I haven't found any interesting local engineering companies that I could do work experience for, and I thought it would be better to spend that time doing something productive- e.g. extra reading, learning programming etc. but I don't want the risk of being kicked out nor do I want to do work experience somewhere completely irrelevant and useless.

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    Work experience doesn't have to be relevant to the course you are interested in at uni. What kind of college are you at because that just sounds **** with this compulsory stuff?

    edit: also 21 hours isn't loads, you will still have time to learn new things.
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    As far as I know that's not true. However it never hurts to do some work experience anyway, even if its not related to your chosen career. A lot of employers will talk about "transferable skills" that you pick up in one job and can apply to your next job. Work experience is a good opportunity to build up some of those skills.

    21 hours isn't too bad either. You could easily do that in two weekends doing 6 hours Saturday and 5 hours Sunday or something.
 
 
 
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