Internships and Work Experience in the UK

Internships in the UK

Finding a good graduate job is hard at the best of times - with so many people going to university, competition for places is greater than ever before. But there is a way to give yourself an edge over others, and to give yourself the best chance of securing a job and gaining valuable work experience, and that's by doing an Internship. 

Why should I do an internship?

To gain work experience

In the present economic climate relevant work experience has never been more important; an increasing number of people looking for graduate employment means that the more you can make your application stand out from the crowd, the better it is. One of the ways to do this is with a show of relevant work experience on your CV. If your educational institute doesn’t offer a work placement, then summer internships abroad can be the perfect way to build this experience.

Future career outlook
71% of graduate jobs can be filled by previous employees of the same organisation, so an internship can be used to get to know the industry and a company for as much as possible. This hands-on approach will help enhance your future career outlook and not only at graduate level but also when looking for placement years after your graduation.
 
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Building valuable contacts in the industry
 
On any internship you’ll have the whole period to work alongside other interns and key figures within the company you work at. The people you get to know on your internship placement can be powerful contacts when it comes to looking for a job after graduation and for giving you a good job reference.
 
As well as the academic and career benefits any internship or work placement can bring, there is the opportunity to make friends while working, build valuable contacts and create relationships with other interns at your place of work.
What possibilities are there?

Stages (Internships) in the UK (Brighton area only) Internships for EU nationals only!
 
Various Internship possibilities in the UK
 
Work Experience in London (including paid work)
 
Work Experience UK! (Winchester only)