Work experience

The number of graduates entering the job market each year keeps increasing, which means that work experience is more important than ever.

Work experience, internships, placements and part time jobs are a great way of furthering your career and are a possible route into full time employment.

According to High Fliers Research of the 2015 graduate market, 'Recruiters have confirmed that 31% of this year’s entry-level positions are expected to be filled by graduates who have already worked for their organisations, either through paid internships, industrial placements or vacation work'.

Work experience also offers you a unique insight into your chosen career, helps you to build valuable skills and create contacts in your field.

Types of opportunity

Learn more about internships, work experience, part-time jobs and volunteering.

What you can gain

Taking part in work experience allows you to develop employability skills, earn money, test out career options and more.

Finding opportunities

Where to search for University-supported and external work experience opportunities.

Making the most of your time

What to do before, during and after your work experience.