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Compulsory year 12 worth experience- Do I really have to do it? watch

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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.


    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.

    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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