How can work experience help me?
Having some experience of work before you leave university has many benefits, more than you might first think. 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 you do and don’t enjoy and what career you want to pursue.
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.
Use the resources below to help you, or view the Careers & Skills Work Experience Youtube playlist for video tips.
What type of experience do I want?
Self Awareness, Self Development - a Moodle course to help you determine what you want from your career
Getting Started with Work Experience - Units 1-3 will help you get started, find out why work experience is important, and identify what kind of work experience will suit you
How do I find it?
Getting Started with Work Experience - Units 4-6 will help you identify your work experience options, find the right work experience for you and provides an overview of rights and responsibilities
Action, Apply - a Moodle course to help you when applying for work
Warwick Advance Programme - Our new Advance Programme, open to UK/Home students with a widening participation background, will help you apply for a paid spring or summer internship with a graduate employer, in the UK or overseas.
Warwick Summer Internships (WSI) - Paid summer internships for Warwick undergraduate students, with small and medium-sized firms, charities and University departments
How can I make the most of it?
Work Experience Learning & Development - a Moodle course to help you prepare for and make the most of your work experience, and use the skills gained to demonstrate your suitability to future employers
Work experience bursaries - provides financial support to students undertaking unpaid work experience
Search for work experience opportunities
From the Arts Centre to the Academic Office, browse the campus experience pool to find paid and volunteer opportunities here at Warwick.
Used by employers specifically looking to recruit Warwick students, all vacancies on myAdvantage are screened by our advisers to ensure you find the best opportunities.
Outside of the resources we provide there are hundreds of alternative ways to look for volunteering opportunities and work experience.
Volunteering is an excellent way of gaining new skills and experience, enhancing your personal development, finding new friends and making a positive difference. 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.