Category: Internships

Top tips when searching for placements

Written by Jannine Thomas, Employability Consultant (Placements) at The Careers Service Doing a placement is a great opportunity but searching for one can be testing. Here are some of our recent placement year students’ top tips when searching. Tip 1: Make the time Alex Bell’s (BSc International Business Finance and Economics) advice is to “plan your days,…

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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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