Careers and Employability Service
Services for current students

Work experience and volunteering

Work experience gives you the skills and experience that will allow you to stand out to potential employers and is a crucial part of becoming 'workplace-ready'.

It helps to develop your teamwork, communication and leadership skills, and helps to differentiate you from other candidates by making you more employable. 

27% of graduate-level jobs with leading graduate employers are filled by candidates who have previously completed an internship or placement with that employer. 

Internships and placements


Find out about your internship and placement options

Sources of vacancies


Where to look for vacancies and making speculative applications


Nottingham Internship Scheme

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Paid internships for students and graduates around the East Midlands and further out

Nottingham Consultancy Challenge

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Get great consultancy experience with local organisations


Part-time work


Earn some money and gain experience at the same time 

Become a global graduate


Give an international element to your CV to impress employers




Volunteering options are virtually endless – what will you do?

Extracurricular activities


Get involved on campus and in the local community



Careers and Employability Service

The University of Nottingham
Portland Building, Level D
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

telephone: +44 (0) 115 951 3680
fax: +44 (0) 115 951 3679