High quality work experience including structured internships or a placement year will help you to stand out from the crowd, and show employers that you have the skills, knowledge and experience they need.
There's great information to get started here General work experience (PDF , 962kb) For specific information about work experience in different job sectors see our job sector pages and information sheets.
If you are coming to the end of your course, it's still not to late to get the work experience you need - check the Graduate Internships section of Graduate vacancies (PDF , 1,156kb)
As well as advertising hundreds of internships and insight days from external companies, we arrange exciting paid internships exclusively for our students (including first years) and graduates through our Student Internship Bureau (SIB).
Find them in Careers Gateway - under the Exclusive Opportunities @York tab.
Who to contact
Already got work experience? Share your experience to inspire other students!
Support for students from under-represented backgrounds to cover the costs of taking up a work experience opportunity.
To advertise your internship vacancies, see our employer pages.
If you're an international student there may be regulations that affect the kind of work you can undertake whilst you are studying. See the Working during your studies page for more information. Your immigration permission is likely to extend beyond the end of your course, and you can work full time during this period once you have completed your course, see the UKCISA website for more information.
You can find more sources of graduate internships listed on Graduate vacancies (PDF , 1,156kb)
The following books are available for reference in Careers.