Sources of vacancies
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:
Explore internships exclusive to University of Nottingham students
Search for internship vacancies advertised by external organisations
Find your own placements through speculative applications
MyCareer vacancies - just a selection of internships being advertised
The internships advertised on MyCareer are from recruiters targeting Nottingham students and graduates. We advertise around 1500 work experience and internship vacancies every year.
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More sources of vacancies for internships and work placements
The sources below cover roles across a broad spectrum of career areas from advertising to telecommunications and are a great starting point.
In some career areas there are specialist places to explore internships, go to our Types of jobs pages to find out about these sources.
AllAboutCareers.com – allows you to explore career areas and search for jobs
Employment 4 Students (E4S) – student jobs, internships and graduate roles
Enternships – entrepreneurial opportunities
Fledglings.net – list of industrial placements
Gradcracker – internships for science, maths, engineering and technology students
graduate-jobs.com – find internships in a range of sectors across the UK
Inspiring Interns – internships in London
Prospects – search for graduate jobs, internships and work experience opportunities
RateMyPlacement – includes student reviews
TARGETjobs – graduate jobs, schemes, internships and placements
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
Schemes or roles to increase diversity in the workplace
Ambitious about Autism – opportunities for students on the Autistic Spectrum
Change100 – internships for students and graduates with disabilities or long-term mental health conditions
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, and to ease the transition into employment
Evenbreak – supporting disabled students and graduates
Rare - a programme for students from disadvantaged backgrounds where you can gain access to free coaching, interview advice, news and events
SEO – to support students secure internships and graduate roles with many of the top graduate employers
Sutton Trust Pathways (Law only) - an undergraduate programme for students from under-represented background that includes a residential, mentoring and work experience
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