Summer or vacation internships
Many companies offer paid summer internships, which last between six and twelve weeks, predominantly targeted at penultimate year students. However, some companies will consider students from other years if they demonstrate the right skills and aptitude.
In some career sectors, companies offer unpaid work experience placements, for example within the advertising and fashion sectors.
Students interested in gaining work experience through internships can apply for opportunities with exciting local start-ups and SMEs through the Nottingham Internship scheme.
You can also find hundreds of opportunities through My Career on our sources of vacancies page.
Enhanced Summer Placements Scheme for Civil Engineers
Industrial sponsorship opportunities (including summer placements) can be applied for from first year onwards. Opportunities are available with: Pick Everard, RPS Newark, Sir Robert McAlpine, Taylor Woodrow, WSP PB.
Download the application form
Work shadowing involves spending some time, perhaps a day or two, observing someone at work to gain a flavour of their responsibilities and job activities.
Networking and contacting companies directly will help you identify possible people you could shadow.