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:
Internship vacancies on My Career
- Placement Student, London, £17,000. Closing date: 26 June 2018.
- Accounting Intern, London, Salary: TBC. Closing date: 21 June 2018.
- Global Strategy Intern, Denham, Competitive Salary. Closing date: 8 June 2018.
- Auditor/Financial Analyst Industrial Placement 2018, London, Competitive Salary. Closing date 31 March 2018.
This is just a taste! Log in to My Career to view vacancies and create job alerts
AllAboutCareers.com – 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
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
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
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.