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Working Opportunities While Studying in the United Kingdom


In addition to studying full time in the UK, there is an abundance of opportunities to work as well. Ideally, those who wish to study and work in the UK can avail of ample opportunities. This includes part-time work and may also include various volunteer endeavors. However, it must be noted that students should not run any risk and ensure that their work falls in line with the rules and regulations as per their student visa. There are various roles that they can fulfill that are compliant. – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: Working Opportunities While Studying in the United Kingdom

Placement Internship
Work Experience in the UK
Placement and Internship Work Experience in
the UK
  • Employers are increasingly valuing experience
    when deciding who gets a foot in the door. It is
    strongly advised that students and graduates
    take advantage of the opportunity to gain work
    experience in order to gain a competitive
    advantage over their peers and this is where an
    internship can make all the difference.
  • A placement is a period of work experience that
    is integrated and assessed as part of a student's
    degree and it is not the same as an internship.
    Placements require students to apply their course
    learning in the workplace and their workplace
    learning in the course. To have the greatest
    impact on your academic and professional
    development, it is recommended that every student
    spend a full year on placement.
  • On the other hand, an internship is a period of
    work experience provided by an employer to
    students and graduates in order to expose them
    to the working environment, often within a
    specific industry related to their field of
    study. Internships can last as little as a week
    or as long as a year. They can be paid or
    unpaid however, before beginning an internship,
    it is critical to understand your payment
    rights. Internships are available in a variety of
    fields, including sales, marketing, engineering,
  • design, management, information technology, and
  • 2

Placement Year in the UK
A placement is a programme available to most
students that entails taking a year off from
university and going out into the big wide world
to gain valuable work experience. They last the
entire academic year and are available in all
fields. It makes no difference what you're
studying there will be opportunities for you to
apply for! In your second year, the best time to
apply is between September and May.
Eligibility of
Placement Year
Undergraduate and integrated master's students
are welcome to apply for this programme.
Moreover, if your department already has a year
in industry option, we recommend that you look
into it first. If you are a student in the
department of Politics or The York Management
School, you already have access to a similar
placement opportunity through your department's
year in industry course. This programme is not
open to Hull York Medical School or Social Work
students. If all of this sounds exciting, here
are five more things you should know about doing
a placement year.
  • Start Your Application Early
  • You must begin working on your applications as
    soon as possible. Because they receive so many
    applications, some of the larger companies close
    their submission period early. While at
    university, you should also make good use of your
    careers team they will assist you with your CV
    and a cover
  • letter for your application.
  • Nothing Worth Doing is Ever Easy
  • The first thing you should know is that getting a
    job is
  • difficult. Don't expect employers to fight over
    you just because you're a fresh-faced student
    looking for a year of work experience. You must
    force them to fight over you!
  • Going through several interviews may appear
    daunting, but there is plenty of advice
    available, and trust me, it's well worth it -
    not just for the experience or the money, but
    also for the people you meet.

  • Practice Makes You Perfect
  • You can never be too prepared for an interview!
    Before I got my job, I went to a lot of
    assessment centers and had a lot of interviews.
    Consider each interview an opportunity to
    practice specific techniques such as the STAR
    method, and the more you attend, the better you
    will become!
  • In the days leading up to your interview,
    practice your responses over the phone with your
    parents, friends, or a career counsellor, and
    you'll be calm and prepared when you sit down for
    the real thing.
  • Absorb Everything
  • Take advantage of every opportunity that comes
    your way. I've had the opportunity to visit
    other companies, assist in the hosting of award
    ceremonies, and participate in internal and
    external training sessions.
  • You will get more out of your placement if you
    recognize it as a
  • large learning experience. Prepare for your first
    few weeks by having an idea of the skills you
    want to develop and talking with your manager /
    team about how you can organize training or get
    involved with specific projects.

Focus on Your Goals Prior to going on placement
year who didn't want to go told me I'd be
wasting a year of my life just making tea and
coffee for people in the business. This is
completely wrong! I've been given
real responsibility since day one, and I've been
involved in some massive projects, such as the
company's largest offline marketing campaign,
and this is true for everyone I've spoken to who
has also done a placement. The tasks you complete
throughout the year can be difficult and
stressful at times, but they are well worth it.
By the end of your placement year, your CV will
be chock-full of excellent experience that
graduate employers will be vying for.
Benefits of a Placement Year
If you're a second-year undergraduate student in
the UK, you're either about to start applying
for your placement year or are already in the
process. Placement year is becoming more
popular and acceptable in the UK for both
domestic and international students. A placement
year has numerous advantages. Such as,
  • Boost Your Career Prospects
  • Undergraduate students who want to gain
    professional experience while studying placement
    years can benefit greatly from this opportunity.
    Undergraduate students not only gain specific
    technical expertise, but they also improve their
    soft skills as a result of this placement. In
    addition, doing a placement year allows you to
    'test drive' a career and make a more informed
    decision about what you want to do after
  • Enhance Your Industry Network
  • Professional networking is critical in the
  • century because you never know who you'll
  • next. After successfully completing their
    placement year with the same organization,
    students may be offered a full-time job.

  • Experience the Actual Working World
  • Because students must work in the industry during
    their placement year, they will gain experience
    in a real work environment. During a placement
    year, students will be given real-world
    responsibilities and opportunities that will be
    both challenging and exciting.
  • Improve Academic Performance
  • A placement year can provide students with ideas
    for their dissertation paper or projects in
    their final year. It can also help students
    improve their soft skills. For example, the
    ability to work in a team and solve critical
    situations. Furthermore, all of these are
    valuable assets for their academic and
    professional careers.
  • 5. Explore a New Place
  • Placement year is intended to teach students
    something new about
  • a professional field. However, this does not
    preclude students from
  • taking advantage of the opportunity to visit a
    new location or city. There is a chance that
    your placement will take place in another city
    that you will be able to call home for the next
    12 months.

Reasons of Working as an Intern
Internships are an excellent way for entry-level
candidates to gain experience. It allows you to
enter an industry in which you want to advance,
and future employers will be able to see your
eagerness to learn and passion for the field as
a result. As a result, the skills you gain will
help you get a head start in your career and do
well in future positions. An internship not only
broadens your experience and makes you more
appealing to prospective employers, but it also
assists you in determining which job is best for
How to Find an Internship
Finding an internship is similar to finding a job
in many ways. Although getting a placement as
an intern can be difficult, this is heavily
dependent on the field of work you're trying to
enter and how fierce the competition is.
Internships are frequently entry-level positions,
but recruiters will also consider your education
and any other work experience you have. Try to
stand out and put as much effort into your
application as you would any other job. In most
cases, you will be required to fill out an
application and attend an interview or
assessment day/evening so be prepared for this
as well.
Benefits of Internship in the UK
An internship is a short-term engagement in
which you gain experience working in a company
related to your field. An internship can
help your professional allowing you to put
career by theory into
practice, network with people in the field, and
get a sense of what your line of work entails.
1.Global Work Experience
In general, all interns are expected to complete
a variety of tasks for the company while being
supervised by a mentor. The internship is an
excellent opportunity to broaden your skill set.
Working as an intern in the UK, on the other
hand, distinguishes you because you will learn
to meet the expectations of the industry in a
country other than your own. Because markets,
systems, and practices differ from country to
country, your international experience and
perspective will be a valuable asset to you in
your career.
  • Develop Interpersonal Skills
  • You will interact with people from various
    cultures and gain cultural awareness. You will
    also have problems to solve, which will force
    you to become more adaptable and self-sufficient.
    One rewarding benefit of an international
    internship is that you will be more confident
    when you return home. Confidence is a soft skill
    that will help you in all aspects of your
    professional life, such as public speaking,
    pitching a business idea, leading a team, and
    negotiating deals.
  • Develop Global Awareness
  • Global awareness entails understanding how
    social, environmental, and political factors
    affect the world. An internship in a different
    country is one way for a 21st-century global
    citizen to understand their role in contributing
    to international understanding. You'll begin to
    notice similarities and differences between your
    home country and the new place you're in during
    your time in the United Kingdom


In the end, an international work experience is a
once-in-a lifetime opportunity that you will
never forget. Although your primary goal will be
to advance professionally, you will also
discover yourself and what you are truly made of.
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