Careers and Employability Service

Placements, Internships & Work Experience

A placement, volunteering or work experience opportunity is an excellent way to help you to stand out from the crowd. Not only will it enable you to develop many skills that graduate employers look for when recruiting, it will assist you in putting skills developed through your degree in to practice.

Internships & Placements

Internships & Placements

Internships & Placements

According to The Graduate Market 2014, recruiters expect 37% of entry-level positions to be filled by graduates who have already worked for their organisations. Obtaining work experience during your degree has never been more crucial.

Are you an enthusiastic and motivated University of Southampton student or recent graduate, wanting to gain valuable work experience in a particular career sector? Not only will it enable you to develop many skills that graduate employers look for when recruiting, it will help you build a network of future contacts and assist you in evidencing your potential.

We offer a range of opportunities through The Excel Southampton Placement Programme - with over 400 paid placement opportunities, The Student Consultancy to provide business consultant experience, Postgraduate Research Internships for the doctoral research community.

For further information and current opportunities, please click the links below:

Additionally there are many resources available in our Resource Centre and online, for example:

Target Jobs - Work Experience, Internships and Placements

Prospects - Work Experience & Internships

RateMyPlacement - Guide to Internships

You can also visit our Jobs Board to find a number of short and long term placements offer by a variety of organisations who advertise vacancies with us and don't forget that Volunteering and Part-Time Work can be equally valuable work experience on your CV.

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