Students in the Department of Physics are encouraged to undertake a period of relevant work experience to enhance your CV! There is a lot of information available from the Student Careers and Skills about this type of placement. Please note that this is a very competitive market so you need to apply early.
Subject to finance being available, the Department is sometimes able to arrange internal vacation research work during the summer for a few students. This should not be relied upon and in any case suitable employment elsewhere will provide a more appropriate experience if you are not intending to follow a research career, as well as improving the content of your CV.