Work experience is anything that gives practical experience, from working with a large city employer to working unpaid as a volunteer at the local hospital cafe. It’s called lots of different things, but anything that is giving you experience within an organisation can be classed as work experience.
WORK EXPERIENCE AND JOB FAIRS
The Careers Service runs careers fairs throughout the year to assist students in finding part-time and temporary/casual jobs as well as Summer Internships and Graduate jobs.
The next Recruitment Fair we are running will be the Summer Internship & Placement Fair on Wednesday, 25th January in the Insight Institute, see our Events System for full details.
Keep checking the events system as this will be updated each time a new employer books to attend.
- All of our vacancies are advertised online so make sure you register/login to view Careers Service online vacancies. It is easy to use - you need to register only once, give yourself a username and password and complete a short registration form. You can then access all of our vacancies.
- The online vacancy service allows you to search vacancies by category eg part-time jobs or summer internships etc.
- If you don't see your ideal job today, you can set up an e-mail alert so that the system automatically sends you an e-mail to alert you to new vacancies in your chosen area.
- Part-time jobs
- Summer work UK
- Summer internships
- Summer work abroad
- Voluntary work
- Gap year jobs
- Short courses, insight days etc
While you are a full-time student your priority should be your academic performance - the University expects that you work no more than 15 hours per week during semester.
Use these pages to take you to more detailed information and advice:
- Researching employers
- Jobs fairs & employer presentations
- Using social media
- Make speculative applications
- Get your CV checked
- Recruitment Agencies
- Useful websites