School of Humanities
      

    Work experience

    Get the skills and experience that allow you to stand out to potential employers.

    Develop your teamwork, communication and leadership skills, and differentiate yourself from other job candidates.

    Second year History student Laurence Britton introduces the Careers and Employability Service. 

     

     

    Impact of the coronavirus on work placements, field trips and volunteering

    Impact of the coronavirus on work placements, field trips and volunteering

    We work with a range of organisations to provide work placements, field trips and volunteer opportunities. As you'll appreciate they are all disrupted by the coronavirus pandemic.

    We expect opportunities to run as usual from the academic year 2021/22 but this cannot be guaranteed. We will do our best to arrange suitable activities as previous students always tell us how valuable these opportunities are.

    Our Careers and Employment Service have arranged online work experience opportunities that you can do from home including internships, placements, insights and vacation schemes.

    Department opportunities

    Some of our departments have opportunities just for their students. 

     

    University-wide opportunities

    Students from all our departments are supported and encouraged to take advantage of university-wide work experience opportunities. Nottingham's size and reputation allow us to offer some of the best opportunities to help you be "workplace-ready".

    Nottingham Advantage Award

    More than 250 modules giving you the opportunity to develop key employability skills beyond your subject.

    Nottingham Advantage Award

    Internships and placements

    Opportunities to try out different roles, see if they appeal and start to develop skills employers want.

    Internships and placements

    Consultancy Challenge

    Your chance to gain hands-on experience of consultancy work with a local business or charity. 

    Consultancy Challenge

    Volunteer

    Develop skills, get experience and try different roles to help you decide on your career path.

    Volunteer

     

    Beginning with no knowledge in law, the work placement offered me the insightful opportunity to pursue a three-month mini-pupillage with Trent Chambers, Nottingham.

    I applied my philosophical analytical skills to conduct legal research and led my own meetings with clients to update witness statements.

    This work experience module has played a pivotal role in my law career. I look forward to studying MA Law next year, where I will be closer to my dream of becoming a human rights lawyer.

     

    Sophie Arias, BA Philosophy

    School of Humanities

    University of Nottingham
    University Park
    Nottingham, NG7 2RD

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