Careers and Employability Service
Services for current students

Work experience

Employers are looking for students and graduates who possess a range of skills and abilities. Through work experience you can:

  • demonstrate your skills to future employers 
  • support your postgraduate application - in some cases it is essential
  • secure a graduate job early - many employers recruit directly from their internship students

Work experience types

Student in a meeting at the Nottingham Post

From internships to work shadowing, what can you do?

Sector guide

Student at Capital FM

How to find work experience across different sectors.

Internship Grant

Picture of student working on industrial placement

Find out about the financial support for paid internships. 

Sources of vacancies

Students using a laptop

Where to look for vacancies and making speculative applications. 

UoN Internship Scheme

Student in the evaluation unit at Boots

Paid internships for Nottingham students in the local area.

Consultancy challenges

Student working in offices at placement

Get great consultancy experience with local organisations.

Internships abroad

Member of staff in China

Resources to help you find work experience overseas. 

On placement

Students at Nottingham City Council

Get advice on how to make the most of your placement. 

Paid or unpaid

Student and employer talking at a careers fair
Question to ask and where to find information.

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
email: careers-team@nottingham.ac.uk