Politics is a diverse sector and being able to demonstrate that you have relevant work experience will be a great advantage. Building up a portfolio of work that shows your skills and experience is also important.
You can begin building your skills and experience at university by volunteering, doing an internship, having a part-time job or by doing a professional placement.
Volunteering with a local political party is a great way to gain practical experience and develop a network of contacts. Many parties rely on volunteers to help with canvassing, leafleting and administration.