Category: Internships

Work Experience Bursary: A Week in the Life of Barrister’s mini-pupil in London

Guest blog written by Tanya Elahi (Bachelor of Law (LLB), 2021). The Work Experience Bursary offers financial support for full-time undergraduates of all years to undertake career enhancing work experience. Tanya, a recipient of the bursary, shares her experience of her internship and how the Bursary helped her gain vital work experience in London. I…

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The importance of building work experience and developing career confidence

Written by Tahira Majothi, Careers Consultant, Faculty of Humanities at the Careers Service What a truly remarkable and history-making start to a new decade! In any given year, opportunities fluctuate in response to changing markets, environments and wider social, cultural, economic and political landscapes. The pandemic has understandably raised questions about where to find opportunities,…

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Work experience in the time of COVID

Written by Sarah Ashworth, Careers Consultant at The Careers Service Getting work experience, whether related or unrelated to your degree and future aspirations, can be valuable in attracting the attention of future employers. Emma Pollard, Principal research fellow at the Institute for Employment Studies (IES) says: “Employers believe that work experience – including voluntary work…

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Finding graduate schemes confusing?

Written by Natalie Walsh, Careers Consultant at The Careers Service Have you been looking at career options recently? Perhaps browsing the recruitment ads?  Then you’ll have noticed the many, many graduate schemes currently being advertised.  In fact, it can sometimes feel like they’re the only option to consider.  But… what happens if you’re not finding schemes…

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