Newcastle Work Experience (NWE) offers Newcastle University students the opportunity to complete work placements with local businesses in the Tyne and Wear area. Since September 2009, we have placed hundreds of students in NWE placements, helping them gain valuable work experience in a professional environment. Our summer programme is open to all current and graduating students from any degree discipline.
Placements are available in a wide range of industry areas. Previous projects have included Business Management, Marketing Co-ordinator, Laboratory Assistant and Software Development.
Why take part?
• Earn up to £2400 tax free!
• Learn from industry professionals and make important contacts
• Develop your understanding of the UK business culture
What have our NWE students said?
"NWE has helped me gain experience & confidence in a professional working environment, from the formal interview process to working with others in an office, neither of which I have done before. I now have a much better idea of what to expect in the future...great for the CV too." Ellie Dowding, Stage 2 Politics
“Having secured a placement at Exclusive Ltd, I can safely say that the NWE Scheme is a fantastic way to gain experience and learn new skills in a busy working environment. Its flexibility allows it to fit perfectly around my studies and I am supported the whole way. I would not hesitate to recommend applying for a placement, it’s something that you won't regret.” Rebecca Ashworth, Stage 3, Combined Honours
“Upon graduating with a Masters in International Multimedia Journalism, I took a shot at applying for a placement through the NWE programme in marketing - a discipline I had not studied before. I can honestly say it has taught me so much. As an international student, working in a local SME has given me an invaluable insight into a local business in the North East and B2B marketing experience of the region. I would recommend any international student to give it a try! Don't hold back -language and communication will not be your downfall, as the University and NWE team are always there to help you!” Menglei Zhang, MA International Multimedia Journalism
How do I apply?
A number of placements will be advertised on Vacancies Online from Monday 5th March 2012. Until then, you can register your interest by completing the NWE Interest Form. By doing so, you will receive the latest information on placements advertised, tailored to your interests! You will also find updates via Twitter and Facebook.
We will continue to advertise term-time placements until further notice.
For further information, please visit the NWE website.
Published: 28th February 2012