Work Shadowing Scheme

The Work Shadowing Scheme gives students an opportunity to shadow a professional for a day in their workplace, providing them with a brilliant insight into what it is like to work in a particular sector, job role or company.

We are seeking established employers based in the South West or London who can offer an opportunity for a student to shadow them for a full working day in their workplace.

The day should include opportunities for the student to observe day to day tasks, meet fellow colleagues and attend meetings or events.

Applications for work shadowing hosts for April 2019 have now closed. If you would be interested in taking part in a future scheme please email workshadowscheme@exeter.ac.uk to register your interest and receive notification when applications re-open. 

Please note that work shadowing opportunities should be work based (rather than home based).

  • Meet bright and enthusiastic students from a leading Russell Group University
  • Share your expertise to help develop students for professional life
  • Gain experience in helping students to realise their career aspirations
  • Talent spot students for potential future work opportunities
  • Promote your company amongst students
  • Supportive/ kind
  • Honest and realistic
  • Interested in students and career development
  • Open to questions
  • Approved for WSS to take place (insurance cover, risk assessment completed etc.)
  • Committed to creating an interesting day

Students apply for opportunities on a competitive first-come first-served basis.

We will make the final decision of who will be matched to your opportunity and as such, your organisation will not need to undertake any selection process of our students.

At the end of the internship week we ask that you please complete the online Work Shadowing Evaluation Form and encourage your intern to complete their evaluation too. These will be emailed to you towards the end of the internship, your comments will be taken into account during our evaluation exercise.

If you have any questions please mail us at workshadowscheme@exeter.ac.uk or call 01392 727089