High-quality, relevant work experience; paid or unpaid, can put you at a distinct advantage when applying for permanent employment in the future. It is an essential pre-requisite for many graduate careers, and prospective employers and some postgraduate study providers will be expecting to see something more recent.
Work experience though UWE Bristol
Get work experience through UWE Bristol Volunteering which offers opportunities to volunteer in a range of settings including health, education, child and youth work, IT, legal justice and criminology, administration and finance, marketing, campaigning and policy, and environmental conservation.
Students' Union Jobshop
The Students' Union JobShop advertises vacancies for part-time work and vacation work while you are still studying.
Become a PAL Leader – Peer Assisted Learning involves using your skills and knowledge to help other UWE Bristol students.
Become a Student Ambassador – join a large and dedicated team working on many events and activities.
The Student's Union offers a range of opportunities, some of them paid, including becoming a student rep for your award, getting involved in student media and being an active member of clubs and societies.
Go Global provides students with opportunities to work, study, teach and volunteer abroad. Find out more and get involved with Go Global.
Get further tips on job hunting and networking skills.
External organisations promoting work experience schemes
Our Gaining work experience outside UWE Bristol resource sheet, available on InfoHub, will help you to find quality work experience schemes for students and graduates.