Find jobs and work experience

In this section we look at how to find paid work and opportunities to build skills & experience.

Use our Job search and networking pages and the tips in each section below to help you find the best way to find and apply for opportunities

Find jobs

  • Part-time jobs Paid opportunities to work in term time (or vacation) around your studies.
  • Internships Short periods of paid professional experience usually during vacation periods. Often aimed at 2nd or prefinal year students, however opportunities for 1st year students are available.
  • Placements Normally form part of your course and can range from short periods, a semester abroad and up to a 12-month placement.
  • Graduate jobs Including graduate training schemes, graduate internships and graduate entry jobs. Where to find them and when to apply.

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Get experience

Employers value skills and experience gained from a wide range of activities not just paid work.

  • Virtual Work Experience Online, remote or digital experience, provides the opportunity to gain experience from home.
  • Transferable skills What are they, how do you get them and how to talk about them on applications and at interview?
  • Mentoring Using the Manchester Network you can find an alumni mentor or ask questions to help you understand different career areas or even get some experience.
  • Global Graduates An exclusive programme giving you the opportunity to spend one week meeting with alumni in one of our host cities across the world.
  • Volunteering Activities with charities or not-for-profit organisations that make a difference to the wider community. It will help you develop skills and experience that it can be difficult to find in some sectors through paid opportunities.
  • International vacation work Opportunities to work while travelling, improve your language skills or experience a new country or culture.
  • Competitions & prizes Opportunities for groups or individuals to compete for prizes. It looks great on your CV too!
  • Work shadowing Aims to provide an insight rather than hands on experience. This can be useful in careers where few formal opportunities exist.

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