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On-the-job experience

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On-the-job experience is direct exposure to work and workplaces. It is the same as work experience but happens after a person has finished school.

It includes a wide range of things such as:

On-the-job experience can be paid or unpaid. It can be a great way to get an idea of what sorts of jobs and environments you like and are good at. It can also help you work out what you might need extra support with, the training you need to get better at your work and what work doesn’t suit you.

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