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Undergraduate Placements and Work Experience

Did you know that studying Psychology at Warwick provides you with access to a range of work experience opportunities? From volunteering, through skills awards, to placements and internships, our mission is to support our students' career development and equip them with the skillset needed for the 21st-century workplace.

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Psychology students at Warwick can apply for a one-year or part-year intercalated work placement in the UK or abroad, to be taken between their second and final years. We provide our student with support and guidance around identifying and applying for placements. Our students have undertaken one-year or part-year intercalated work placements in organisations like Virgin Media, BMW, City Year UK, Microsoft, and other employers. On completion of a placement, our students are able to demonstrate:

  • The application of critical, analytical and interpersonal skills developed in pursuit of their disciplinary studies in a professional environment.
  • Understanding of the work environment and their contribution to it.
  • The development of high-level transferrable skills such as confidence, communication, flexibility, time management, and team working.
  • Where appropriate, the development of social and cultural sensitivity and ethical awareness.
  • Understanding of how to apply work-based learning to other areas of personal development.
  • The ability to reflect on personal and professional progress, cogently and judiciously.
  • An ability to decide, plan and compete in the world of work.
  • Transferable skills that are valued by employers and give you a competitive edge when applying for jobs.

We are currently expanding our work experience portfolio by drawing on and extending our partnership with organisations across all sectors. Our department is also developing flexible digital-remote placements and internships.

What is work experience?

Siobhan Qadir, Psychology Senior Careers Consultant

Work experience opportunities for Warwick students

Siobhan Qadir, Psychology Senior Careers Consultant

"We recognise that each student is unique. We seek to empower our undergraduate students to undertake work experience opportunities that are meaningful for them".
"Psychology is a hugely versatile subject. It forms part of a vocational pathway but is also attractive to a vast range of employers and professions".
Warwick has been ranked 3rd most targeted university by UK's top 100 graduate employers.

(The Graduate Market in 2020, High Fliers Research Ltd.)

Psychology at Warwick is 7th in the UK for Employer Reputation.

(QS World University Rankings 2020, by Subject)