Passport to Work provides brief training and work shadowing (2-4 hours) in areas such as hospitality, customer service, administration and retail. The scheme is aimed at current students of Newcastle University who are looking for part-time work in the UK but are finding it difficult due to a lack of work experience on their CV. Please note that all sessions are unpaid.
Passport to Work takes place twice a year:
Passport to Work gives you the opportunity to observe staff undertaking key aspects of their job. You will gain transferable skills and experience in a real work situation to add to your CV. You will also get a certificate outlining the experience you’ve gained to show employers when you’re looking for work.
Skills you could develop:
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Sessions are available at a variety of locations on or near the University Campus and last between 2-4 hours. You can shadow a broad range of roles including reception staff, bar work, barista and front of house.
Passport to Work sessions take place during Semester 1 from 26 October – 18 December (Castle Leazes Reception starts week beginning 2 November). See below for the full list.
To apply for any of the sessions, please complete our online booking form.
You can sign up to more than one session, however these are offered on a first come first served basis and fill up quickly, so we encourage you to register as soon as possible.
Current work shadowing opportunities:
Before getting in touch, take a look at our frequently asked questions (PDF: 188KB).
If your question is not answered, or for more information about Passport to Work, please contact Emma Thomson.
This is an ncl+ opportunity