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Internships, Placements and Shadowing

Discover the different types of work experience you can do and where you can find opportunities.

Boosting employability with work experience

Work experience is invaluable. In the competitive job market, work experience provides:

  • valuable employability skills
  • commercial awareness
  • occupational awareness
  • practical examples for job applications
  • networking opportunities 
  • the chance to apply academic knowledge in the workplace

You'll also gain a clearer idea about what job suits you.

Assess and develop your skills

Our graduate framework identifies the core attributes you can develop as a student. You can use it to

  • recognise the skills and attributes you already have and identify those you need to develop
  • reflect on your experiences and the value you are gaining from them
  • find further opportunities to develop your own set of attributes