Work experience gives you a chance to try out jobs before reaching a long term decision. You get an insight into the pace and pressures of a typical work day, and an understanding of the range of skills and qualities needed.
A guide to Child Employment can be found at the Hampshire County Council website.
Ask at school about the work experience programme offered in Year 10.
step offers work experience for undergraduates.
Apex Trust offers work experience opportunities for ex-offenders.
As well as giving you the chance to earn some money they can also give you the chance to develop the key skills required by employers. Check out the Looking For Work page for hints and tips on finding a part-time job. Remember that skills you develop in a part-time job can be included on your CV.