Jobs, placements and work experience

Work experience, placements and gap year

This section includes keys resources to support you in finding work experience, placements and taking a gap year. Stay safe when job seeking though, read our information on the topic and only use reputable websites. You should also watch the Scamspotting video produced by the Communications team.

Useful websites for further information
AIESEC
Global Exchange Partners cooperate with AIESEC globally to bring a range of short and longer term work experience opportunities.
Gap year (Prospects)
Gap year advice and links on the national graduate careers website.
Gap-Year.com
Website listing gap year opportunities together with general advice. Companion directory is available in the Careers Service.
Gapadvice.org
Impartial advice for students who are researching their gap year/month options. This could be for paid/voluntary work, courses, expeditions etc during the holidays or after their course has finished.
Gapforce
Offering adventures around the world, volunteering with major partners like the Red Cross, UNESCO and AWF.
Getting work experience as an international student (Targetjobs)
Advice on the rules around working whilst studying and how to find part-time work in the UK.
ICS - international citizen service
Backed by the UK Government, this Service offers 12 week voluntary placements abroad to anyone 18-25 years, based in the UK.
Internships, placements and work experience (Targetjobs)
Offers advice on finding internships and placements, and includes a database of jobs and employers.
Magnet.me
Graduate schemes and placements.
Rate My Placement
Search for undergraduate work experience opportunities including summer and one year placements, and short insight opportunities.
Sheffield volunteering
Online directory of local volunteering opportunities covering a wide range of subjects.
STEP
A national scheme offering paid summer placements in small and medium sized enterprises for second and penultimate year students.
Work experience and internships (Prospects)
Offers a database of temporary work opportunities advertised by major national recruiters.
Year Out Group
Information and guidance for planning a year out.