Work Experience

"It all matters"
ABB Ltd - video
Jackie, head of recruitment at ABB, gives her view on the importance of all types of work experience.
From teaching to engineering!
MBDA UK - video
Becky Harrison-Pitt, Systems Engineer, talks about how doing an internship helped her decide what she wanted to do in the future.
How will doing a placement assist me during my final year at university?
Cummins - video
"It really gave me the opportunity to see the principles and concepts that I learnt at university applied in the real world." Emma, Product Engineering Placement Student at Cummins.
Milana's internship with KPMG – and beyond!
KPMG - video
Milana describes the benefits of doing an internship prior to joining the company as a graduate.
Lindon's journey as an intern at GSK
GlaxoSmithKline - video
A placement/internship is a really good opportunity to see if the company is a good fit for you.
How does work experience set you up for graduate life?
Atkins - podcast
Rosina, Assistant Mechanical Engineer, describes how she has benefited from doing a year-long placement at Atkins.
Find out what you enjoy most
INEOS - podcast
"I managed to get some work experience in industry, and I actually found myself enjoying the commercial aspects more than technical topics." – Monika Jurcic, Commercialisation Manager at INEOS.
"This Internship has shown me what I want to do."
Mott MacDonald - podcast
Internships are vital when it comes to gaining experience – Mott MacDonald interns tell us why.
Behind the scenes of CERN's Summer Student Programme
CERN - blog
Jenny and Eszter, coordinators of CERN's Member State Summer student programme, describe the recruitment process and give their advice to students wishing to take part.
Thinking of applying to the Royal Navy? This is why you should.
Royal Navy - podcast
If you're thinking of applying to the Royal Navy for an internship, let the current interns tell you why you wouldn't regret it.
Expand your network
Procter & Gamble - podcast
Tamara, who has been both an intern and a graduate at P&G, draws upon her experiences to explain the benefits of doing an internship.
Changing career paths
SSE - podcast
Listen to the experiences of an SSE graduate to find out why doing an internship or placement is so important.
Intern to Graduate
Arup - podcast
Martin, an Arup graduate, gives us an insight into his internship journey and how he's got where he is today.
"Some of the key takeaways were..."
Johnson Matthey - video
Dominic, Commercial Graduate at Johnson Matthey, describes how his internship with a different company helped to guide his career.
"I got so much more out of my placement than I expected!"
GlaxoSmithKline - video
Be open to different sectors – Emily did a mechanical engineering degree and applied to an industrial placement with GSK, who lie within the pharmaceuticals sector.
"The point of an internship is for you to learn"
MBDA UK - video
Alice Baird, Systems Test Analyst, describes what you can expect from an internship with MBDA. Find out what Alice got up to, and what she got out of it!
A day in the life of a Royal Navy intern
Royal Navy - podcast
We find out exactly what it's like to be a Royal Navy intern.
Hints and tips whilst on a placement
WSP - podcast
Ed and Tom give us their hints & tips on how to be successful whilst on a placement.
“The variety of opportunities that SSE gave me was incredible!”
SSE - podcast
Danielle talks Jess through her internship within SSE’s Mechanical Systems team and explains the benefits of doing work experience.
Why is it important to do an Internship?
Royal Navy - podcast
Current Royal Navy interns tell us why completing an internship is so important for self-development, progression and confidence.
"Get ahead of the game"
Atkins - podcast
Discover the benefits of doing a placement at Atkins – from the company's Recruitment Advisor Niamh.
Mott MacDonald and their Internship opportunities
Mott MacDonald - podcast
Mott MacDonald interns give us an insight into their internship journey and tell us about their experience throughout the internship process.
The internship process
Arup - podcast
We find out about the Intern recruitment process and how it differs from the graduate recruitment process from Andy, part of Arup's Early Careers team.
Why doing an internship/placement puts you ahead of the game
Metaswitch - podcast
Carla talks to Emma Watts, Graduate Recruiter, who tells us why getting experience is vital when it comes to standing out from the crowd.