Want to find work experience?

Thinking of getting some experience to put on your CV?  We’ve got a couple of new things going on at Careers which might be of interest to you in the coming weeks…

By experience, I mean any opportunity to gain some skills and understanding about a chosen career area.  Or if you haven’t decided what you want to do in the future (and it’s no problem if you don’t know), maybe you just want to develop  transferable skills which will be of use in lots of different sectors/roles.

Next week (5th October onwards) is ‘Work Experience Week’ and we’ve got a number of different things going on.  You can find out more on the ‘Work Experience Events’ page of our website:

  • ‘Foot in the Door of Finance’ (Monday 5th 5.30-8pm) – This is a great opportunity to network with recent graduates and find out more about their pre – entry programmes such as internships, placements and insight days.  Sign up online as places are limited!
  • Work Experience LiveGuidance (Tuesday 6th 1-3pm) – have a 1-2-1 IM chat on our website about placements, internships, part-time jobs and other work experience opportunities.
  • Work Experience, Internships and Part-Time Jobs Web Chat (Wednesday 7th 12-1pm) – our work experience team will be online to chat and answer any questions you have.
  • Ethnic Diversity Fair (Wednesday 7th 11am-4pm) – this fair is aimed at Black and Asian students and graduates, the organisations there on the day may have work experience opportunities as well as graduate jobs.
  • Community Fête (Thursday 8th 11am-3pm) – if you are interested in volunteering but don’t know where to start, come along to the Fete.  There’ll be lots of different organisations there for you to speak to about different things you can get involved in, plus there’ll be activities on the day to try your hand at including bird box building and bike workshops.

Our new ‘Work Experience Events’ page of our website includes a list of recruiter events taking place this semester which include information about work experience.  Some will be specifically focused on work experience, while others may include it as part of their graduate recruitment event or presentation.  Going along to a presentation or event gives you the chance to speak to recruiters and ask any questions you have, and it’s a good way to learn more about an organisation.

Enjoy Work Experience Week  – especially if you join us making bird boxes or painting faces at the Community Fête!

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