Succeed in the workplace
Succeed in the workplace

Start this free course now. Just create an account and sign in. Enrol and complete the course for a free statement of participation or digital badge if available.

Free course

Succeed in the workplace

10 Summary

Congratulations on reaching the end of Week 4 of Succeed in the workplace. This is a great achievement in itself. Hopefully, you also feel that you have made good progress in the career planning process. Over the last four weeks you have thought about yourself and started to explore opportunities. This week you have made a start on ‘deciding what to do’; as you’ve looked at possible work experience and volunteering that will help you achieve your aspirations.

In Week 5, you will turn your attention to making the most of the people around you and expanding your contacts – otherwise known, as your network. See you there.

You should now feel that you can:

  • understand the benefits of both work experience and voluntary work
  • explore work experience and voluntary work options to support your career development
  • understand how to approach a work experience or voluntary work opportunity
  • identify what you have discovered from the first half of the course.

You are now half way through the course. The Open University would really appreciate your feedback and suggestions for future improvement in our optional end-of-course survey [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)] , which you will also have an opportunity to complete at the end of Week 8. Participation will be completely confidential and we will not pass on your details to others.

You can now go to Week 5.

Skip Your course resources
SWP_1

Take your learning further

Making the decision to study can be a big step, which is why you'll want a trusted University. The Open University has 50 years’ experience delivering flexible learning and 170,000 students are studying with us right now. Take a look at all Open University courses.

If you are new to University-level study, we offer two introductory routes to our qualifications. You could either choose to start with an Access module, or a module which allows you to count your previous learning towards an Open University qualification. Read our guide on Where to take your learning next for more information.

Not ready for formal University study? Then browse over 1000 free courses on OpenLearn and sign up to our newsletter to hear about new free courses as they are released.

Every year, thousands of students decide to study with The Open University. With over 120 qualifications, we’ve got the right course for you.

Request an Open University prospectus371