For the Lancaster Award you must complete at least 1 activity in this area
In an increasingly competitive graduate job market, it is important that you can demonstrate to future employers that you have gained some experience of work. This not only indicates that you have had some experience of a job sector, but also that you have developed transferable skills such as team working, reliability and good timekeeping. For the Lancaster Award your work experience may be anything from part time work during term time (perhaps a few hours in a bar or supermarket once a week) to a summer placement (perhaps a 3 month placement with a blue-chip organisation) This might be a good opportunity to try out things you might have an interest in pursuing after leaving University.
Why not speak to staff in your department to see if they have any suggestions for work experience within your area, or have a session with a careers advisor in CEEC to discuss work experience possibilities in the sector that interests you?
|For examples of the kind of activities you might consider in any of these sections, see our list . This is intended to be a starting point only, you may wish to suggest other activities that you feel would help you gain the skills needed.
Our emphasis is not on your activities, but what you have learnt from them and how you reflect on your experiences.
N.B. One-year postgraduate students, who studied their undergraduate degree at another institution, should read this note.