Work experience and volunteering
Graduate employers are looking for applicants with a range of skills and experience alongside a solid academic profile. The University of Nottingham offers you lots of opportunities to get involved in activities beyond your studies. Take advantage of those opportunities and help your CV stand out from the crowd.
NEW - receive up to £500 through the Work Experience Grant to help with your expenses
How work experience can benefit you, what counts, where to look for vacancies and applying speculatively.
Volunteering may be the best way of gaining relevant experience. The options are virtually endless.
Get involved in activities on campus and in the local community. You're sure to find something to suit you.
Work experience and volunteering video
Journey to work video
Watch this video to find out how students get involved in university life including work experience and volunteering to help them achieve their career aims and improve their employability.
This video is only accessible to University of Nottingham students.
Nottingham Advantage Award
Students who are undertaking either paid or voluntary work are eligible to gain accreditation for their work through the Nottingham Advantage Award.