Work Experience Award:  For Extra-Curricular Placements & Internships

The Work Experience Award enables Queen’s students to gain accreditation for graduate career-relevant; self-organised and selected work placements of 100 hours or more.  

These work experiences will involve the candidate successfully negotiating a formal application and selection process in order to gain the post/place.  The actual work experience will be intensive, entail responsibility for others/delivery of a professional project; will require the student to work as part of a professional team towards agreed goals within specified deadlines.  It will also challenge the student to apply the transferable and/or subject specific skills developed as part of their degree into a work context that demonstrates their ability to make a successful transition into a graduate job role in the near future.

In order to qualify for accreditation, students must:

  1. Familiarise yourself with the requirements for this activity by reading this page in full and/or email any questions to degreeplus@qub.ac.uk 
  2. Identify and secure a graduate career-relevant work experience and complete it in full (100 hours +).
  3. After completing a relevant work experience submit/attach a Work Experience application form (with evidence and completed to an appropriate standard).

Work Experiences that typically qualify for accreditation under the Provider Verified route include: 

Activity

Activity

Self-Organised GAP Year or Summer Vacation Work/Scheme (E.g. Business Management Year out of Pharmaceutical Science Summer Work Experience)  

Santander Internships:  Sponsored internships in SMEs (advertised on MyFuture>jobs) or Santander Branch Placements (apply to Santander directly)

Queen's University Internship Programme (QUIP).  Queries to recruit@qub.ac.uk

Camp America

Boston Internship

BUNAC International Work and Leadership Experiences e.g. Summer Camp USA and other opportunities.


For more information please contact degreeplus@qub.ac.uk  

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