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Sources of vacancies

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Gaining work experience while studying is really valuable. It will help you develop key skills and find answers about your future. How can you be expected to know what you want to do if you haven't experienced it first hand?

Here are some of the ways you can approach finding internships:



Exclusive to the University of Nottingham

Internship vacancies on My Career

Siemens - Internships

Human Resources Intern, Frimley, £17,500, Closing Date 7th January 2019

Bentley Motors Limited - Internships

Undergraduate Opportunities, Crewe, £15,000 Salary, Closing Date 7th December 2018

Romax - Internship

Romax Internship Opportunities, Nottingham, £18,000 Pro Rata, Closing Date 31st January 2018

This is just a taste! Log in to My Career to view vacancies and create job alerts

University programmes

Postgraduate Placements Nottingham PPN advertises work placements for postgraduates in the East Midlands.

Enhanced Summer Placements Scheme for civil engineers - application form MS Word IconThis scheme provides industrial sponsorship opportunities (including summer placements) and can be applied for from first year onwards. 

Opportunities are available with a range of companies including  Pick Everard, RPS Newark, Sir Robert McAlpine, Taylor Woodrow, WSP PB.


External sources of vacancies – allows you to explore career areas and search for jobs

Ambitious about Autism – opportunities for students on the Autistic Spectrum

Change100 – internships for disabled students and graduates

Change100  an information and support webinar

Civil Service Diversity Internship Programme  spring and summer internships directed at BAME and economically disadvantaged students

EmployAbility – opportunities for disabled and dyslexic students and graduates

Evenbreak  supporting disabled students and graduates

Employment 4 Students (E4S)  student jobs, internships and graduate roles

Enternships  entrepreneurial opportunities – list of industrial placements

Gradcracker  internships for science, maths, engineering and technology students  find internships in a range of sectors across the UK

Graduate Talent Pool – government-backed and funded paid graduate internship opportunities

Inside Careers – the latest graduate jobs, schemes, internships and placements

Inspiring Interns  internships in London

Pink Jobs – LGBT-friendly internships

Prospects – search for graduate jobs, internships and work experience opportunities

RateMyPlacement  includes student reviews

TARGETjobs – graduate jobs, schemes, internships and placements

Sponsors for Educational Opportunity  support and career access to people from under-represented or under-served backgrounds

Step – short-term placements of six to 12 months

The Year in Industry (YINI)  placements for students in their gap year before or during their studies 

Up Reach  work experience opportunities to students from disadvantaged backgrounds

Windsor Fellowship Programmes  internships and students from BAME backgrounds

Find your own placement

Not all vacancies are advertised, therefore you may need to approach companies to find out if they are able to offer any opportunities.

You can do this by:

  • sending a tailored letter and CV to companies enquiring about a short-term work placement or a few days work shadowing
  • using company Facebook pages to request the name of the department or person you could contact about vacancies as a type of online networking
  • getting in touch with contacts you have made through networking

Specialist sources of internships

If you are interested in finding internships and work placements in a particular sector, you will find helpful links on our types of jobs pages.

Part-time and vacation work

Unitemps, our recruitment service, offers part-time and temporary work opportunities during term time and vacations.

Find more sources of vacancies on our  part-time and vacation work page.



Careers and Employability Service

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