Australian universities take work-integrated learning – where you apply academic learning to a real-life situation – seriously. In 2017, they offered 555,403 workplace experiences, with close to half a million university students, both domestic and international, taking part. Work placements refer to a stint working in a specific role in a company during university term […]
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Kensington Palace officials have revealed that William has spent three weeks working with Britain’s secret services to understand how the country’s security and intelligence services work. He spent time shadowing the foreign intelligence service MI6, worked with the domestic security service MI5, and finally with GCHQ, the government’s secret listening service.
Last year, I was lucky enough to apply for work experience at a newspaper and get a response saying: “Sure, we’ve just had a cancellation. Can you start tomorrow?” Whilst being over the moon, I couldn’t help but panic. I’d never done any work experience before and it had been three years since Sixth Form […]
A leading business group is calling for compulsory work experience to be re-instated for school pupils. The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) wants employment placements brought back for students aged 14 to 16. Mike Cherry, FSB chairman, said: “More than 40 per cent of small firms already offer work experience either as part of the […]
A top criminal barrister has unveiled a seriously tasty paid work experience offer, paid for out of his own pocket — just weeks after slating another chambers for advertising an “unpaid” internship. Jaime Hamilton QC was among the lawyers outraged at Legal Cheek‘s revelation last month that London set 9KBW was seeking an intern for […]
Despite a number of attempts to bolster social mobility around the world, the evidence suggests a limited amount of improvement has been achieved.
College graduates are under pressure and in a hurry to find their first job quickly. However, their quest shouldn’t be to secure something to get hired. It should be to find the right fit, recognizing the importance of choosing a role and company that will position them for success. Do not take a “check the box” […]
Winners of the INFINITI Engineering Academy have begun their real-world Formula 1 experience by helping design and build this year’s Renault R.S.19. car. Three students are five months into a once-in-a-lifetime work placement at Renault F1® Team situated in both the design office and composites department.
Budgeting at university is notoriously difficult, and when it comes to making your student loan go further, some creative thinking is often needed to make sure whatever money you do have lasts you ’til the end of the month. But student life needn’t be so tiring. By being careful with your money and employing a […]
… isn’t something that can be done on campus. It’s an internship. When employers recently named the most important elements in hiring a recent graduate, college reputation, GPA, and courses finished at the bottom of the list. At the top were experiences outside of academics: Internships, jobs, volunteering, and extracurriculars.