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    I want to find work experience for psychology before I go into my second year, wheres the best place to apply for experience? also does anyone know off any companies that pay while you work? - I would prefer work experience in the counselling/clinical sector, so if anyone can help me out it would be appreciated thanks !
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    I think few places (proper clinical places) will take undergrads, particularly paid and not on a formal placement... it might be possible to do some shadowing etc with a clinical psychologist but it would not be paid. If you want something relevant and paid I would start with befriending/support work/mentoring roles as you should be able to find something paid in that sector and to be honest that is where most clinical psychologists start off working.
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    You are not going to gain a counselling or clinical position as they are highly sought after graduate positions. You can gain some valuable relevant experience via mental health support work and advocacy employment. Both positions can be gained via part time of bank staff arrangement and the pay is decent enough to make it worthwhile.
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    VOLUNTEER. Try to find volunteering roles with children with autism or learning difficulties. Or you can volunteer in a care home, as you'll very likely encounter patients with Alzheimer's which you can talk about in your personal statement. I'm sure there are other charities relating to mental health you can get in touch with to see if they have any opportunities.
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    I too looked for ways to get work experience in Psychology but it seems very difficult to get and almost impossible to get pad work as an undergraduate. I have found some volunteering as a mentor for the new first years which i hope will help my cv a little bit. Just anything that has you interacting with other people in a caring or helping way will hopefully look good on your cv. I don't which university you are in but maybe you could talk to the lecturers or your careers department. I am at Staffordshire university and they put on a careers week and have a careers department who can help you get jobs both when you are at university and when you graduate. I hope you find something.
 
 
 
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