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Finding work experience

Finding work experience

Finding work experience

What type of work experience?

Before you start searching for work experience, it is worth considering the following:

  • What job role or sector/s interest you? If you are unsure, we can help you explore your options.
  • How long would you like the experience to last? For example, are you seeking a year-long position, summer, a few weeks or just a few days?
  • Where geographically you would prefer the experience to be? For example, do you want to spend your time in Leeds, London, or even overseas?
  • Your finances - does the experience need to be paid or could you consider some unpaid experience if necessary?

Finding vacancies

Work experience opportunities will be advertised in a range of places, depending on the type of experience you are seeking. Many employers seeking graduates also advertise work experience opportunities in the same places - check out our pages on finding a job.

We advertise a range of work experience, internships and placement opportunities throughout the UK and further afield on MyCareer.

Careers fairs, employer presentations and events are also great ways of learning about opportunities. Check out the latest on-campus events on our events database.

Find out how other Leeds students got their work experience by checking out our blog

More work experience websites

If you are looking for a placement in a particular region of the UK then check out this list of regional sites advertising internship opportunities.

Other ways to find work experience

  • If you are looking for a placement as part of your course, check with your placement contact to find out where previous students have gone.  Or view details here.
  • Check out our case studies to see what previous students have done.

Find out more

Read specialist publications such as TARGETJobs Work Experience and Prospects Work Experience (hard copies available from the Careers Centre).

Learn from your fellow students

Below is a report tool that showcases all of the exclusive roles that University of Leeds students secured last year to give you some ideas of organisations that you could approach