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
New Apply for our Internship Support Grant before 18 May 2014 for the opportunity to get funding for an internship over the summer vacation period.

Types of work experience

Student in a meeting at the Nottingham Post

From internships to work shadowing, what can you do?

Internship Support Grant


Find out about the financial support for paid internships.

Internship Scheme

Students on placement on location in Nottingham

Find out about our Summer Internship Scheme.

Sources of vacancies

Students using a laptop

Where to look for vacancies and making speculative applications.  

Careers sector guide

Student at Capital FM

How to find work experience across different sectors. 

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

Questions you need to ask and where to find information. 


Careers and Employability Service

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