According to a survey conducted by the UK Commision for Employment and Skills (UKCES), up to two thirds of employers regard applicants with relevant work experience as being more prepared and suitable for job opportunities. This creates a catch 22 situation where in order to find work you need experience but can't gain that experience … Continue reading All Experience Counts
It’s summer term and we’re open as usual for appointments, drop-in and a busy events programme but here are some other highlights to look out for this term. Student Internship Bureau The SIB team have been busy collecting together some great opportunities for paid, project-based jobs in the local area this summer. All opportunities are … Continue reading What’s on in Careers and Placements?
Sometimes it can feel like everyone else has a plan and they know exactly what they want to do after graduation but for many people this just isn’t the case. Here in Careers and Placements we can help you with those first steps, so here are some suggestions on how to get started. Consider what … Continue reading How to get started when you don’t know what you want to do
Olivia Green: Social and Political Science third year student at the University of York Olivia has shared below her top reasons for why you should consider volunteering while you're a student in York Friends There is the obvious reason that is at the core of so much of student life – meeting new people. Volunteering … Continue reading What can you gain from volunteering?
Charlotte Wainwright, Operations Manager for Volunteering Though we know work experience might seem hard to come by at the moment, you can still develop your skills and enhance your CV through our recently launched Community Projects. These team based projects are currently running virtually, and are a fantastic way to build on your strengths and … Continue reading Gain Work Experience through Virtual Community Projects
Careers blog by Tricia Raxworthy, Information and Engagement Officer in Careers and Placements In our last blog, placement year student Sophie shared some of her top tips for working from home and looking after yourself. This week we’re still thinking about things to help you get through the current situation. It’s easy to feel as … Continue reading Well what do I do now?!
…for dancing in the streets, maybe, but it’s also a great time for building up your work experience. It could be a formal, three month internship, a few week’s work experience, a volunteering scheme or some ‘portfolio’ work, spanning a number of different jobs. It’s all work experience that can help build your CV, your … Continue reading Summer’s here and the time is right…
Guest blog written by Rebecca, student Brand Manager for Frontline Before starting my second year, I was looking for a part time job that I could do alongside my studies. I came across Frontline whilst searching for flexible charity positions. I had begun to think that my search was a little niche - flexible, salaried … Continue reading Guest blog: Being a student brand manager for Frontline
Guest blog written by Miles Thorp, digital Director at Banana Moon, personalised clothing company So, the hunt begins. How are you feeling? Overwhelmed? Excited? Stressed? I remember feeling all the above when I was looking for a placement. Feeling like someone slapped me round the face every time I got rejected and oh boy, there … Continue reading Guest blog: Finding a placement
Guest blog written by Jessica Murray, Content Creator at Debut Thinking about applying for a placement year? Wise decision, my friend. A placement year is a sure fire way to build your network, develop some valuable skills and graduate from university with experience that will make you super employable. But while that’s all well and … Continue reading Guest blog: How to fast-track your placement year application