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Careers and Enterprise


Acquiring experience allows you try out your career ideas and develop the skills required for the workplace. For aspiring entrepreneurs, acquiring experience gives you with the skills and mindset to test or launch your idea.

When should I acquire experience?

You can acquire experience at any point during university. It’s a good idea to acquire experience in your first or second year when possible though, as this prepares you for making applications in your final year, or getting your enterprise or freelance career off the ground. You don’t necessarily need to have chosen a career to acquire work experience: all experience is useful for developing skills and refining career ideas.

Ways to acquire experience

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Apply for one of our work experience programmes to gain experience you can use in future applications.

Gain paid temporary work around your studies that will allow you to develop professional skills.

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Browse live opportunities which will enable you to develop different types of experience.

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Use one of our  services designed to develop your entrepreneurial skills  or, if you are interested in starting your own enterprise, to test out your idea.

Book a one-to-one appointment to get feedback on your application or receive careers guidance from a careers expert.

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Use a careers fair to find out more about the range of internship opportunities available. 

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