Work experience is a very useful way of gaining relevant, professional experience and knowledge of a particular industry, as well as potential references. It can be referred to as an internship or placement, and can greatly improve your employability.
Graduate recruiters often use such schemes as a means of assessing potential candidates for employment after graduation. Most large organisations and some smaller ones run placement schemes for students. These can vary in length from two-three weeks, a vacation period or up to a year.
The Careers and Employment Service advertises a variety of opportunities on Engage. We also offer programmes specific to certain courses, areas of interest or groups of students:
- Creative Enterprise Centre - an enterprise and entrepreneurship hub that supports students to develop their enterprise and entrepreneurship competencies, and provides guidance on working as a self-employed professional
- Explore Teaching - complete a teaching placement in a school or college
- Westminster Working Cultures London – year long employability programme, offering exposure to a variety of industries.
College Work Experience and Placement Teams
There is also a dedicated Work Experience and Placement Team within each College of the University. They can help you to find suitable work experience as well as support you in making applications, and with your CVs and interview technique. You may book an appointment to see them via Engage or contact the teams using their details below.
Westminster Business School Work Experience and Placement Team (Business Experience Team)
Schools: Applied Management, Finance and Management, Management and Marketing, Organisations, Economy and Society
T: + 44 (0)20 3506 7179
35 Marylebone Road
London NW1 5LS
College of Design, Creative and Digital Industries Work Experience and Placement Team
Schools: Arts, Media and Communications, Architecture and Cities, Computer Science and Engineering
T: +44 (0)20 3506 8203
Room AG.24, Maria Hewlett Building
Harrow Campus, Watford Road
Middlesex HA1 3TP
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Work Experience and Placement Team
Schools: Law, Life Sciences, Social Sciences, Humanities
T: + 44 (0)20 3506 6405
E: [email protected]
Employability Hub – Cavendish Campus
115 New Cavendish Street
London W1W 6UW
Student Mobility Team
At the University of Westminster, we are keen to enhance the opportunities for international experience available to our students in order to help them develop a global outlook and global skills.
The Student Mobility Team is available to support and advise students on different overseas opportunities. Some of the international activities we promote are:
- Exchange programmes
- Summer schools
- Work experience and placements
- Field trips
To contact the Student Mobility Team, please send an email to: [email protected]
Visit the Westminster Abroad website for further information.