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work experiencenoun [U]

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mainly UK a ​period of ​time during which a young ​person, usually a ​student, ​works for a ​company or ​organization in ​order to get ​experience of a particular ​type of ​work: Networking, ​workexperience, and ​shadowing are now usual ​steps on the path to ​employment.do/gain/get work experience Every ​student can do a year's ​workexperience in ​commerce, ​industry or the ​publicsector. a workexperienceplacement/​scheme/​opportunityoffer/provide work experience Nine out of ten of the ​firmssurveyed were in favour of ​offeringworkexperience to pupils from disadvantaged ​areas.
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the ​jobs that someone has had, or the ​type of ​work they have done, in the past: Despite ​advanced degrees and ​years of ​workexperience, women are still under-represented in the ​higherechelons of ​business. Applicants with few ​marketableskills and little ​workexperiencestruggle in today's ​jobmarket. practical/relevant/​valuableworkexperience
(Definition of work experience from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “work experience”
in Chinese (Simplified) 工作经验, 工作实习期…
in Chinese (Traditional) 工作經驗, 工作實習期…
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