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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?

Teamwork Programme - take part in a virtual international internship experience, part-time for 4-weeks

Warwick Internship Programme (WIP): your career in progress – paid 6-week (flexibly-worked) internships with SMEs, charities & university departments

Warwick 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.

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

How can I make the most of it?

Work experience bursary - £50 per day (up to £500) for any student who has secured unpaid work experience

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

Undertaking a remote internship - guidance to support you in considering remote working, how you can make the most of your own resources, the internship itself, and working with your manager and team from a distance

Search for work experience opportunities

On Campus

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.

Warwick Volunteers

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.