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Work Experience Opportunities

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 work experience enable you to develop many skills that graduate employers look for when recruiting, it will also help you build a network of future contacts and assist you in evidencing your potential.

Student Innovation Projects

Student Innovation Projects

A unique opportunity for you to develop your business and consultancy skills through group project work. Projects run for 4 weeks, twice per year.

Student Innovation Challenge

Innovation Challenge

Take part in our intensive, four-day project where you will be solving a business challenge, provided by top employers. 

UoS Internships

UoS Internships

Take advantage of our diverse and flexible paid internship opportunities, available to students from all subject areas and in a variety of industry sectors.

UoS Job Shop

UoS Job Shop

Understand the benefits of casual or part-time work and where to find opportunties on your doorstep.

InsideSherpa - Virtual Experience

Forage Virtual Experiences

Forage is a virtual experience that directly mirrors real-life work with top companies. With simulated projects and tasks, you will gain an in-depth understanding of what projects you’d complete.



Make a difference in the community, contribute to your work experience and enhance your work ethic.

Work Experience Programmes Sessions

Our sessions are designed to give you the opportunity to get a clear overview of our work experience opportunities and answer any questions you might have.

We provide sessions on Finding and Securing Work Experience as well as Year in Employment Placement Appointments.

Discover more here

Internship Agreements

If you secure an internship abroad in a country such as France or Spain you may be asked for an internship agreement, sometimes referred to as a 'Convention de Stage' or ‘Convenio de Colaboración’. This is a three-way agreement between yourself, the University and the host company. See the ‘Gaining overseas experience’ section of the ‘Work Experience’ tile on the UoS Career Hub for details of how to request an internship agreement.

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