All first-year students must complete at least three days of work experience during the summer term.

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Work experience is additional to any part-time job a student may have and helps to develop key employability skills like team-working, problem-solving and communication.

Work experience may be in-person or virtual, independently organised or the college’s bespoke ‘The Internship’ programme. ​​Some students organise work experience placements during Wider Skills Week to explore potential career areas in more depth.

The Progression Guidance department can help students find work experience placements.

The Internship

Developed with 8billionideas, ‘The Internship’ is an award-winning 3 day programme that will give students an introduction to the world of work and employability skills. They will get to tour departments such as HR, Marketing, Sales and Product, and learn the ins and outs of each one to gain a holistic view of how an international company works. Students will hear from an exciting range of guest speakers and participate in workshops and activities.

2023’s programme included: