Careers and Employability Service
Services for current students

What can I do?

I began my career in recruitment, which meant I spent thousands of hours interviewing people. Who stood out? The ones who told a great story. They drew on their experiences from a range of settings: volunteering, part-time jobs and placements. Start building your great story.
Chris Colegate,  Placement Consultant
Postgraduate student working in the Black Hole Lab, University Park


All you need to know about internships from what they involve to when and how to apply

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Year-long placements

Gain an in-depth insight into a company and career with a year-long placement

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Online work experience

Find out about how you can gain experience from home

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Employer-led projects and challenges

Solve a problem for an organisation and gain valuable skills

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Part-time and vacation work

Boost your CV and develop the skills employers look for with a part-time job

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Volunteering options are virtually endless – what will you do?


Careers and Employability Service

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

telephone: +44 (0) 115 951 3680
fax: +44 (0) 115 951 3679