Work placements

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Careers with Asda

We also offer work experience to 14-16 year olds through our ‘adopt a school’ scheme. This can be for one or two weeks and provides you with a real taste of what it’s like to work in retail. We have a set training plan to make sure you learn as much as possible and get stuck in. Our work experience programme is accredited so you can also get a certificate that counts!

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Careers with Chartered Institute of Management Accountants

Thousands of companies around the world train their staff with CIMA.

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Careers with Enterprise Rent-A-Car

A range of paid internship opportunities are available to first and second-year university students to give the opportunity to learn about sales, marketing, customer service, business management and admin support. Join us for a placement year, during your university summer break or even part-time whilst you continue studies.

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Careers with Morrisons

If you’re interested in a work placement with Morrisons there are a number of options. If you would like to work in retail at a store please contact your local Store Personnel Manager (contact your local store for their details). If you would like to work in Logistics, Manufacturing or Central office functions.


Careers with OPITO

Many companies within the oil and gas industry offer both internships and work placements to students studying related disciplines (engineering, applied sciences, etc). Most internships are offered to students in the summer before their final year, and year-long placements almost always make up the penultimate year of a sandwich degree course. Internships/placements are usually project-based and almost always involve some structured training.

Research shows they also improve your employability and some larger companies often sponsor successful interns through their final year.

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Careers with Institution of Engineering and Technology

Work placements are an invaluable tool to arm you for a career in engineering, many engineering organisations will offer work placements for ‘A’ Level and degree students to offer them a taste of a career in engineering.

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Careers with Tata Steel

Opportunities open to all undergraduates. Internships and placements, from 3 months to one year, available across the UK.

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Careers with National Grid


Careers with NATS

If you’re on a degree course involving a sandwich year or you’re on a gap year since starting university, our structured industrial placements are the ideal opportunity to develop your skills.

Your 12-month placement will begin in July at our Corporate and Technical Centre (CTC) in Whiteley, Hampshire. You’ll get the chance to work on live projects as an integral part of our highly skilled teams. This will give you an invaluable insight into NATS as a business and the aviation industry generally.

The Industrial Placement Schemes are not just in our technical areas such as Engineering and Operational Analysis. Many of our corporate areas such as Supply Chain, Programmes and Marketing also have schemes. In order to be eligible, you need to be on track to achieve a 2:1 in your degree.

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Careers with Tesco

We also offer industrial placements and internship opportunities for undergraduates – please visit the website above for more details.

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Careers with TNT

TNT offers work experience programmes in several areas of the business, including IT.

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Careers with Co-operative Food Group

If you’re looking for work experience or a placement year as part of your degree, you’ve found just the place. Our Placement Programme lets you step straight into one of our business teams. With real work and responsibility from day one, it’s a great stepping stone on to bigger things. After all, if you’re successful in your placement, there’s every chance we’ll invite you back after you graduate. Best of all, the sheer size of The Co-operative means you can choose from a wide range of opportunities – from Marketing through to Estates.

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Careers with Cristal Global

The company offers work experience in the following areas:

  • Quality & Technical
  • Production
  • Maintenance
  • Human Resources
  • Information Technology
  • Finance
  • Safety, Health & Environment
  • Purchasing
  • Facilities & Distribution
  • Commercial
  • Research & Development
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Careers with Sheffield Forgemasters International

Research and Development roles with associated qualification.

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Careers with Kellogg’s

We have student placement opportunities in some of our business areas where we annually take on sandwich students each summer for a year or 6 weeks (summer placement).

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Careers with Whitbread PLC

Our ‘Work Inspiration’ aimed at 15-16 year olds offers a variety of work experience opportunities.

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Careers with CB&I

We offer students the opportunity to gain an insight into the industry and the working culture of CB&I while acquiring an understanding of the professional behaviours required of an employee under the supervision of an experienced Engineer.

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Careers with United Utilities

We offer a variety of work experience opportunities across all areas of United Utilities.

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Careers with Logica

Our Industrial Placement programme is designed for those students who require a year in industry as part of their degree programme. Students joining us will have exactly the same business exposure as our graduates, get an in-depth insight into our business, be able to showcase their talents, and be given the opportunity to fast track themselves onto our graduate programme the following year.

Benefits: as above plus salary of £14,300 and interest free season ticket loan

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Careers with Nestlé

Our Industrial Placements and Internships offer you the chance to work in a real job for anything from 10 weeks up to a year, as well as giving you exposure and experience of working on business projects. Our internships and placements are available in the following functions: Marketing • HR • IT • Marketing • Finance • Sales
Benefits: as above:


Careers with UNISON

Not offered at present.

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Careers with National Trust

If you’re looking for practical experience, a change of direction or you’d just like to try something new, maybe volunteering with us would be just the job? You will learn new skills, meet new people and expand your horizons. From archaeological digs to marshalling events, from inspiring tour groups to leading bug hunts, you’ll end up doing things you’ve always or never dreamed of.

Benefits: • Learn new skills • Good for your CV • Work alongside experts • Make a unique contribution to our work • Counts towards your Duke of Edinburgh Award

We can also offer rich, challenging and unusual unpaid work experience placements at many of our special places across England, Wales and Northern Ireland. A work experience enquiry form can be found at:

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Careers with IMI

Interns are recruited through the Global Graduate Development Programme and are employed to support our businesses over a summer vacation. We maintain an on-going relationship with our interns and hope to recruit them to the two year graduate programme at a later stage. Our under-graduates gain valuable insight into the world of engineering and make an important and practical contribution to our business through their work.

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Careers with Lafarge

We welcome university students looking for somewhere to spend a year in industry as part of their degree. We can offer placements in a number of areas and at a competitive salary. Opportunities vary from region to region and across business units. You’re welcome to get in touch with the recruitment team by letter, telling them the kind of experience you’re interested in getting and enclosing your CV.

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Careers with ARM

At ARM we offer placements across our business that will enable students to build the key skills needed for future employment. Students will have the opportunity to work on exciting projects that will challenge and help develop their abilities. There are opportunities in R&D, Engineering, Marketing, HR, IT and Corporate Responsibility.

If you are currently studying a BEng or MEng in Electronics or Electronic Engineering at a UK Electronic Skills Foundation (UKESF) partner university, you may be eligible to apply for an industrial scholarship from ARM.

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Careers with Harrods

The future of Harrods as a luxury retailer is just as important as our present position. This is why Harrods invests in welcoming those that are currently in school or at university, as well as those who have recently graduated from their degree. Harrods offer Undergraduate Internships, Undergraduate Work Placements, Post Graduate Work Placements and Vocational Work Placements.

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Careers with Aldi

Your retail placement is a 1-year course. You’ll do everything, from stacking shelves to shadowing a Store Manager. Even occasionally stepping into their shoes to order stock, deal with customers and motivate the store team.

Benefits include: • £25,000 salary • 20 days annual leave plus Bank Holidays • The opportunity to apply for a place on Aldi’s award-winning Area Management Training Programme


Careers with ACCA

The ACCA Qualification closely links practical experience to your studies, and you need to complete three years’ relevant work experience to become an ACCA member, as well as completing the Professional Ethics module.

Internships at university can count towards the practical experience requirements of the qualification and enhance employability. As the qualification isn’t tied into a training contract, you can take your hard work with you whenever you move jobs.

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Careers with National Skills Academy for Power

Opportunities for work placements with combined qualifications can be found on the websites above.

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Careers with GE Oil & Gas

GE offers 1 year internships and summer placements for students in the following disciplines: Information Technology, Human Resources, Risk Management, Finance and Engineering Summer Placement internships

Candidate criteria: Studying undergraduate degree related to discipline • Demonstrated interest and competency in related discipline.

GE Internship provides: Buddy & mentor programme • Loyalty incentive payment • Company pension scheme • Paid annual leave • Personal accident & travel cover and annual health fair.

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Careers with Portakabin

Whilst we do not offer these at present we have a long history of supporting work experience and placement students.

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Careers with Hewden

We welcome and encourage applications for work placements.

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Careers with Capco

The Capco Internship Programme provides top talent with an insight and an opportunity to make the first steps towards building the skills and experience required to become the financial consulting leaders of tomorrow. From day one on our Internship Programme, you will be given the opportunity to experience what it is like day to day on one of our client-sites, supporting interesting projects and environments. We provide training which covers a variety of topics relevant to the global financial services landscape and gives you an insight into the foundations of consulting and project delivery. Develop, strengthen and expand your skills in an environment where your experiences and contributions are valued and encouraged. Internships run for 10 weeks from July – September. Applications open mid-October – December.

Benefits: Competitive salary • Excellent training and development opportunities • Opportunity to gain insight into a financial services consultancy

Desirable degrees: Minimum 2.1 degree expected (in any subject – with quantitative backgrounds preferred) or equivalent experience. 320+ UCAS points desirable.

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Careers with Virgin Media

We offer a 12-month internship programme to help you to kick start a career at Virgin Media. We’ll help you develop the skills you’ve learned at university and ensure you gain real experience as a key team member in the Virgin Media family. You’re predicted to obtain a 2:1 or above in your degree.

Benefits include • Competitive salaries at £16,500 • £1,000 welcome aboard bonus, plus potential bonus as above.