Well done for getting through a difficult year.
I've listed some suggestions below for opportunities to gain some work experience over the summer. We will be open all summer if you want to get in touch with us.
All the best,
Here are some example placements for Year 2 and Year 3. See under "Read More" for some opportunities for Year 1 students.
- Laser Prototypes – Production Planning Engineer (Belfast)
- Lakeland Dairies - Engineering Placement (Newtownards)
- Camlin – Manufacturing Engineer (Lisburn)
- Decora Blind Systems – Engineering Support Student (Lisburn)
- GE – Manufacturing Engineer, Quality Engineer, Systems Test Engineer (Lisburn)
- Sensata - Business Improvement Placement Student (Antrim)
- Leckey - Design Intern (Lisburn)
- Dale Farm – Engineering Placement (Cookstown)
- Mackle Pet Foods - Mechanical Engineering Placement Student (Moy)
- Advanced Sensors - Mechanical Engineer Intern (Antrim)
Some example opportunities for Year 1:
- QUB – Student Assistants – Enrolment and Registration (Belfast)
- O&S Doors – Production Operative (Dungannon)
A number of employers, in a range of industries, are providing bite-sized, virtual internship opportunities. Here are some examples:
- Citi – Global Consumer Banking Virtual Reality
- Deloitte – Tech Consulting Virtual Experience
- GE – Digital Technology Data Analytics
- Goldman Sachs – Engineering Virtual Programme
- Quantum – Data Analytics Virtual Experience Programme
Find more on TheForage and Ratemyplacement - you may see some advertised on Ratemyplacement that require you to pay. At the University Careers Service, we don't advocate for these types of opportunities.
We are offering ten fully-funded internships to students and graduates with autism.
Internships will typically be equivalent to full-time for 8-10 weeks but could stretch over a longer period with reduced hours per week.
Internships will be paid at a rate of pay that equates to at least National Minimum Wage.
Dates, duration, working hours and location (onsite or virtual) will be at the discretion of the employer but there will be flexibility to accommodate specific requirements.
Tomorrow sees the launch of Development Weeks – two weeks of live events aimed at enhancing your personal and professional development outside of your lectures and classes.
Whether you want to speak more confidently in meetings, find a professional mentor or learn how to manage conflict, there is an event for you.
Browse and book Development Weeks events
We are hosting a six-week festival of live streamed events, interactive content and online resources for our students and graduates.
You will have the opportunity to connect with employers and to access support and advice as you graduate into an altered recruitment landscape.
As well as signposting you to available job and placement opportunities, we’ll be bringing you content themed around key employability skills and putting your FAQs to employers.
Join the Global Leadership Forum bringing together hundreds of students across Europe, the Middle East, Africa and the Americas online for three hours to engage with a global network of visionary leaders, representing massive international brands as well as unsung heroes who make change happen in their local communities.
Queen’s have purchased a limited number of places for the online Global Leadership Forum and these are offered free of charge on a first come, first served basis.
The Forum will bring together students from different universities across the world and consists of:
Keynote Speakers (30 mins)- Your journey will begin with an inspiring keynote speaker encouraging you to step up as the next generation of leaders.
Leadership Masterclasses (45 mins)- Hear from global leaders on some of the most pressing leadership themes and issues of today. Experience incredible personal leadership stories and find out how leaders have stood up for the issues they are most passionate about.
Leadership Workshops (45 mins)- Develop your skills and make the next step on your personal leadership journey. Work closely with peers from other universities whilst thinking about your own journey.
Closing keynote (30 mins)- We reconvene as a whole group to hear from a closing keynote speaker who pulls the learning together across the sessions and further inspires you to go and change the world.
Optional Networking (30 mins)- At the end of the programme, you have the opportunity to have conversations in small groups with your peers from across the globe to continue to build connections.
Upon completion of the programme, you have the opportunity to demonstrate your learning by earning the embedded ‘Global Leadership’ micro-credential, which can then be displayed on your LinkedIn profile and as part of your digital backpack. You will also earn a digital Common Purpose certificate that demonstrates your participation in the programme.
Pagoda Projects are looking for people who are interested in cultural exchange, this means people who want to learn more about other countries & cultures whilst sharing information about their own. They will match you with a foreign student, provide a weekly theme to discuss and run workshops and seminars relating to culture and international business.
Learn more about becoming a cultural mentor
To coincide with Gradfest2021, we are pleased to share with you an exciting system update to MyFuture, our student career management portal.
Our redesigned Employer Directory means you can view employer brands, websites, social media channels, contact details and location in one click, while our enhanced Employer Profile resource gives you the option to watch relevant employer YouTube video content and view up to six of their active jobs in one place.
Log into MyFuture and use these new features
- There is tailored information for you on the Careers website: - Information for Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering students.
- We also have useful advice on the website about CVs, interviews and psychometric tests.
- If you would like some additional support, you can book an appointment to speak to a Careers Consultant via MyFuture-> Book an appointment
We want to make it as easy as possible to access careers advice and support. If you miss a virtual workshop or session, you can re-watch via our past events page.
All our sessions are also available as podcasts. We also have a website and blog packed with useful information and resources.
Click on the links below to get started.