Employers want to recruit graduates who have some knowledge of the working world and there is a strong link between having work experience and getting a graduate level job.
A period of work experience can provide you with that important insight into a particular job or sector, help expand your network and develop your business skills.
Before you can be selected for certain jobs or work placements you may be asked to undertake a DBS check (Disclosure and Barring Service). This is most common where contact with children or vulnerable adults may be involved or where you may be required to deal with confidential or sensitive information. A DBS check looks into your background for spent and unspent criminal convictions, cautions, reprimands and final warnings.
Download the information pack for full details:
Work Placements and the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS)…Your Questions Answered
Targeting Employers – Target the specific employers you want to work for.
Applications and CV – help with Applications and CVs, including on-line CVs, templates and best practice.
Interviews and Selection – practical help on how to prepare for interviews.
Disability and Dyslexia Service [DDS] – You can find out more information on the support available through DDS.
Immigration & International Student Advice [IISA] – You can get help if you are an international student from IISA.
Graduate Prospects’ Application Advice – work experience application advice.
Equality in Employment
The Careers and Employability Service are committed to the practice of Equality and Diversity in all aspects of its work. We are aware that students and graduates may face many barriers in the job market and we strive to not only address this but to help overcome it with positive action. Please see our Equality in Employment page.