We encourage students to boost their skills and employability by undertaking voluntary work placement and work experience opportunities. The feedback from previous students involved in this project was entirely positive and students considered that their work placements enabled them to get valuable work experience and create the connection that would help them get a good job after finishing their degree. Students can apply for placement as part of their course - in which case the University will support them with learning criteria and a tutor to supervise their academic work- or on a voluntary basis, in order to get work experience. In both cases, businesses should be able to offer support to their student, through guidance appropriate to the role. We have supplied a sample volunteer agreement to clarify the expectations from both sides – this can be tailored to meet both your needs. When following up an opportunity, please follow the normal approval guidelines issued by your course. The employers contacting you with opportunities have not been through any approval process by the University. Our volunteering guidance provides some tips from a fellow student who has experience in volunteering.
Advertise your skills
If you are interested in finding work placement or work experience opportunities, all you need to do is complete the form below. Your personal details, such as your name or email will not be public and we will mediate between yourself and the businesses to ensure that the privacy of students is not hindered. If a business expresses interest in your skills you will be contacted by us and received the details of the employer. Although we do not guarantee that you will be contacted by a business that meets your needs, we can guarantee the seriousness of the business that will view your profile. In return, we expect the same level of commitment. We need to make sure that this is a Win-Win situation for both students and businesses; therefore you are required to contact the person that expresses interest in you in no more 10 days. Failing to do so can result in your profile being taken off the page. We will keep your details on the page for ten weeks. You can re-submit after ten weeks.