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Help with gaining work experience

Help with gaining work experience

Help with gaining work experience

Help with gaining work experience

Help with gaining work experience

Help with gaining work experience

Highlighted resource - work experience online programme

'Work experience – Supporting your journey to success’ is an online programme specifically designed for any student looking for work experience.

If you need help or advice with gaining work experience this page outlines the various ways we can help including appointments, events and resources.


This session will give you tips and advice on how to plan and apply for internships and work experience.

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Most people are now going online to look for employment. As more of us use the internet to search for new job opportunities, this has also opened the door to fraudsters. In this session we will be looking at how you can identify job scams and think about how you can protect yourself from them.

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Below is an overview of the internship schemes managed by the University of Exeter. We promote equal opportunities in all internship recruitment:

A Global Leader Experience is a week-long immersive visit to a fascinating city where you will be faced with challenges you would not ordinarily face in the UK. You are taken abroad and submerged in local life to tackle a global challenge. Students go beneath the surface of the city and develop their self-leadership and employability in the process. 

  • Gain insights into a range of different companies with the Virtual Experience programmes at Forage.
  • Prospects’ guide to virtual work experience. 

The Students’ Guild  and the Students' Union advertise volunteering opportunities these range from student led projects to external volunteering opportunities. 

If you are interested in volunteering, you might find it helpful to read our ‘Paid, Unpaid or Voluntary? Know Your Rights’ blog post. 

There are lots of different work placement modules available ranging from a week’s work experience to a year in industry. For more information visit the Work Placements webpage.

Part-time/casual work can be a great way to learn transferable skills and earn a little bit of extra cash while studying. Find more about part-time work and our dedicated part-time job service. If you are looking for a part-time job, we advertise lots of vacancies on Handshake.


My Career Zone Digital has lots of resources, including videos, articles, and courses to help you gaining work experience. Key resources that you might like to look at include: 

Handshake contains vacancies ranging from part-time work, internships, placements, and graduate jobs. 

You can also browse questions about interviews and you can also ask or answer questions in the Handshake community Q&A forum. You can edit the term in the search box to make it more specific. 

Target jobs has information on a wide range of work experience options. They also list internships.

Career Zone Blog - This link takes you to features on Internships and work experience on our blog. There are blogs on all of the different programmes and schemes that the University runs along with advice about how to gain work experience. 

Remote interviews - My Career Zone Digital resources that provides advice and tips on remote interviews. 

Assessment Centres

If you have been invited to attend an assessment centre, there is information on our Help with Assessment Centres page


You can book an appointment with us to get your CV, cover letter, application form, or LinkedIn profile checked to help with looking for jobs/gaining work experience. You can contact us via the Live Chat icon at the bottom of this page, or you can phone us on +44(0)1392 724493. For any other enquiries please email