Wednesday, 6 April 2016

Work Experience

Finding work experience can really help your chances of securing a placement position as part of your Year in Business programme at Royal Holloway. Employers look very positively on work experience on the CV and such work can also help provide examples of skills to reference during future interviews. Work experience can also give you an indication of whether your chosen sector is the right one for you.

Work experience can include the following:

> Work Shadowing
> Summer Internships
> Volunteering
> Part time job on campus or with a local employer
> Holiday jobs

Did you know?
1. At Royal Holloway, we recognise the value of summer internships so much that you are able to claim 40 passport points for undertaking one.

2. Over 1,200 students are employed on campus, working in a range of settings. You can join them by checking the relevant section of the Careers and Employability website : www/royalholloway.ac.uk/careers/findjobs/parttime-jobsoncampus.aspx

3. An increasing number of employers now also have work experience places for first year undergraduates – over a quarter of organisations offer paid internships and two-fifths of employers run introductory courses, open days and other taster experiences for first year students (source: High Fliers research 2016).

There are a number of other places you can go to find out more information about Work experience:

www.royalholloway.ac.uk/careers/gainexperience/internshipsworkexperience.aspx

www.prospects.ac.uk/jobs-and-work-experience/work-experience-and-internships
 
http://www.ratemyplacement.co.uk/search?show=jobs

If you are looking to make an application for work experience you can book a Quick Query through the Careers Service to discuss your CV/ application form.

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