Starting your career can be one of the most exciting times of your life. Many graduates have their hearts set on making their name in a global company, with Google, Facebook and Apple all ranking in the top companies that young professionals want to work for.
The leap into the working world from education can seem quite daunting. I know I was daunted by this jump. Many teenagers and students, myself included, take on part-time work which provides them with many skills required for a full-time role once they leave school or University. However, the prospect of moving into a role which requires a high level of responsibility, skill and knowledge is still scary.
That is where internships and other forms of work experience come in. They provide an opportunity to submerge yourself in the sector, company or job that you think you would be interested in working in. They give you the skills, knowledge and confidence to apply for permanent roles. In other words, just like school, college or University, it is just a more focused, practical form of learning.