Route A Work Experience

  • Route A Work Experience

Work Experience (Route A):  For Extra-Curricular Placements & Internships

The Work Experience Route A activity 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 
  2. Identify and secure a graduate career-relevant work experience and complete it in full (100 hours +).
  3. After completing a relevant work experience Either submit/attach a Route A Work Experience application form (with evidence and completed to an appropriate standard) v or make a short presentation to an assessment panel.

Work Experiences that typically qualify for accreditation under the Route A include: 



Self-Organised GAP Year or Summer Vacation Work/Scheme  

Project Children Interns (USA based Professional Internships for University Students from variety of disciplines including: law, Business, Accounting Architecture, Science, Social Sciences, Computing - participants will also complete a 1 week Habitat for Humanity experience)

Elms Residential Assistant 

Camp America

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


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


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