Work experience will give you the opportunity to get an overview of a certain field or company, generally by shadowing a professional and performing tasks.
This will allow you to develop your knowledge and skills, gain insight into a certain role and/or sector and a valuable set of contacts for the future.
Additionally, you’ll be able to clarify your career goals and potentially find a referee for future jobs applications.
To find a suitable work experience placement, speak with a teacher, your institution's careers service, or a careers adviser to see if they have contacts at local organisations.
If you have an idea of what you would like to do, contact the Human Resources department at organisations you’re interested in.