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Find experience that will help you define your personal career path

Having some experience of work before you leave university has many benefits. Not only can it help you gain genuine examples and evidence to support future applications and interviews, it can also help you make important decisions about what career you want to pursue. Getting experience helps you hone in on exactly what it is you want from your career, and gives you skills and evidence to help you get there.

Anything that allows you to develop professional skills can be a form of work experience, so there are many different possibilities to suit different needs. Whatever your career goals, there are some key ways to ensure you make the most of your experience and get as much out of it as you can.

Work experience programmes for Warwick students

There are a number of formal programmes, support and funding opportunities available to students at Warwick. Some of these are available all year round whereas others have specific application dates, so be sure to check the details at the links provided.

WorkReady Toolkit

A flexible toolkit to help you look for and make the most of your work experience. Develop your organisational awareness and enhance your work-readiness for graduate employment.

TeamWork Programme

A 4-week part-time virtual international programme open to all students. Recognised as valuable experience by organisations in the UK and beyond.

Warwick Advance Internship Programme (WAIP)

Opportunities to access and apply for paid internships, placements and work experience for undergraduate students from widening participation (WP) backgrounds.

Work Experience Bursary

£50 per day, up to £500, available to students who have secured unpaid work experience. Funded by the generous donations of Warwick alumni to help you maximise your career prospects.

Bright Network: Internships

An internship can get you valuable experience that makes you stand out from other applicants in the future and help you make important decisions about your career. Our partner, the Bright Network, has curated top internship opportunities on their website.

10,000 Black Interns

Paid internships across finance, technology, advertising and 25+ other sectors, creating opportunities for underrepresented talent in partnership with multinational corporations, professional firms, ambitious startups, and public bodies.

Access the 10,000 Black Interns Guidebook here to get an overview of some of the key sectors that you can apply to.

Moodle courses

Further resources

More places to find opportunities


Your Student Opportunity portal to access a huge range of vacancies, opportunities, events, workshops, fairs and appointments.

Warwick Volunteers

With a wide variety of opportunities available each year and the chance to set up your own projects, join Warwick Volunteers and help support your local community.

Short Term Mobility

Short international study, work or volunteering opportunities that do not add time on to the length of your degree.


The Undergraduate Research Support Scheme enables undergraduate students to carry out a summer research project.

Internship Experience UK

Virtual Internships from Bright Network.