Careers and Employability Service
Services for current students

Placements and internships

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Looking to gain some work experience? It's a great way to develop your skills, get an insight into what jobs really involve and make contacts for the future. For some jobs and courses, it's imperative that you gain some experience in the workplace.

These events focus on finding out what's on offer, how to apply and make the most of work placements, internships and the optional Placement Year.

Some sessions are targeted at particular courses with other sessions open to all. 

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Upcoming events - click on the event title to book your place

  • Engineering Employability Week - Introduction to Placement Hunting
    Starts: 12 Jun 2023, 10:00 am
    Finishes: 12 Jun 2023, 12:00 pm
    Venue: University Park, Coates Road Auditorium (51 on campus map), University Park
    Remaining places: 180
    Introduction to Placement Hunting is essential for Engineering students progressing on to a year in industry in 2024/25. Hear from the Placement Team and previous placement students about what’s involved in successfully securing a year in industry placement.
  • Engineering Employability Week: CV Essentials
    Starts: 12 Jun 2023, 1:00 pm
    Finishes: 12 Jun 2023, 2:00 pm
    Venue: University Park, Coates Road Auditorium (51 on campus map), University Park
    Remaining places: 233
    This event will provide the basics of beginning your CV, or building on a first draft, and is designed for Engineering students looking to complete a placement in 2024/25.
  • Pre-Placement Briefing for Engineering students going out in 23/24 - session 2
    Starts: 14 Jun 2023
    Finishes: 14 Jun 2023, 1:00 am
    Mandatory. All students intending to do a year in industry as part of their course over 2023/2024 must attend. This will be a talk on how to make the most of your placement, the assessment, and your responsibility for Health and Safety.
  • Spotlight On: Placements (Science and Life Sciences)
    Starts: 14 Jun 2023, 3:30 pm
    Finishes: 14 Jun 2023, 5:00 pm
    Venue: University Park, Pope Building, A17
    Remaining places: 2
    Science and Life Sciences students are invited to join this online event to gain insight into completing a placement year.
  • Reflecting on Your Placement Experience
    Starts: 12 Jul 2023, 3:30 pm
    Finishes: 12 Jul 2023, 5:00 pm
    A workshop for FoSS Placement Programme Students. Time to reflect on your placement experience so it can really add value to your applications and career goals
  • Top Tips for Your Placement Application: FoSS Placement Programme
    Starts: 21 Aug 2023, 4:00 pm
    Finishes: 21 Aug 2023, 5:00 pm
    An interactive workshop for Faculty of Social Sciences (FoSS) students considering applying for the Placement Programme, with hints and tips on the specific process.

Careers and Employability Service

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

telephone: +44 (0) 115 951 3680
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