Many of the skills required in employment are precisely the skills that you
will develop throughout your university study. They include good written and
spoken communication skills, numeracy and ICT skills, research and critical
thinking skills and a critical understanding of the world at large. More
specific early-stage employability skills include careers planning, job
searching, CV writing, and interview preparation.
Direct experience of professional work will put you ahead in
the job market. Work experience can also be rewarding in itself, and is an
excellent way to make new friends. Check out the
website for ideas on how to experience the world of work, enrich your
professional skills, and enhance your own employability by engaging with the
How else can I find out about work experience opportunities?
Employability and Careers Centre website and the
Student Union V-team website.
Can I get academic credit for work experience?
Yes! Enrol for one or more of the
employability modules run by
different University departments.
Information from our Employability and Careers Centre
Visit our Employability and Careers Centres