Internships, Work Experience & Mentoring

ASdvice is priceless

 Work experience helps you to:

  • Prove your commitment to and your awareness of the realities of your career choice.
  • Develop valuable transferable skills like team working, communications, networking and project management.
  • Develop your self confidence and assertiveness.
  • Get hands-on experience of organisational working practices.
  • Learn about an occupation and decide whether it is for you.

In a recent survey 83% of students reported an increase in their knowledge, confidence and competence as a direct result of their work experience.

A range of busraies are available for students who want to undertake work experience, whether in the U.K or overseas. These include:

Gateway Bursary

Amount available: Up to £2000 (Any student in their 1st, 2nd or penultimate year).

The Gateway bursary provides financial support to students at the University of Birmingham undertaking internships or work experience relevant to their future career. The aim of the bursary is to assist students in improving their personal and professional development by allowing them to take up critical experiences they may otherwise not be able to afford. Awards are available for work experience placements throughout the academic year.

Research Experience Bursary

Amount available: Up to £500 (Any student in their 1st, 2nd or penultimate year).

The University of Birmingham Undergraduate Research Experience scheme offers financial support of up to £500 for undergraduates to undertake research experience in the summer vacation.

International Work Experience Bursary

Amount available: Up to £800 (Any student in their 1st, 2nd or penultimate year).

The University of Birmingham International Work Experience bursary offers financial support of up to £800 for undergraduates (except final years) to undertake work experience overseas in the summer vacation. In addition, one successful candidate will be able to request funding assistance of up to £1,000 through the prestigious Enterprise Award, made available by Enterprise Rent A Car.

UK Professional Work Experience Bursary

Amount available: Up to £800 (Any student in their 1st, 2nd or penultimate year).

The University of Birmingham UK Professional Work Experience bursary offers financial support of up to £800 for undergraduates (except final years) to undertake work experience in the UK in the summer vacation.

 

You can access advice and guidance regarding interships, work experience and mentoring via our Intership Officer, Natasha Kerven or visit the webpage Natasha

Internship Advice Desk: Mondays

12.00-1.00pm

Muirhead Tower Entrance

Opposite Starbucks

 

 

 

 

 

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