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Work experience resources

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Subject & title Location & notes
Career Break Site
http://www.thecareerbreaksite.com
Advice on planning a career break or gap year.
CareerPlayer
http://www.careerplayer.com
Careers video library containing information on industries, job roles, employers and tips and advice on career choice, job search and selection topics.
Directory of charities, volunteering & gap year opportunities Charities, volunteering & gap year files;
Available online
Gap-year guidebook Charities, volunteering & gap year shelves;
See also http://www.gap-year.com.
gapadvice.org
http://www.gapadvice.org
Advice on preparing and researching for a gap year.
Gapwork
http://www.gapwork.com
Website with case studies, guides and gap year jobs.
Go Overseas
http://www.gooverseas.com
Reviews from past participants of gap year, internship, volunteer and study abroad programmes.
Please mind the gap
http://vimeo.com/20281526
Video looking at the gap year volunteer industry and its effect on Ghana as a host community.
Short term service directory Charities and voluntary sector shelves;
See also http://www.christianvocations.org.
Taking a gap year (Careers Service publication) PDF file - 38 kb
 
University of Bath careers guide Skills file 10: career choice and development;
Digital version available (Bath only)
Year Out Group
http://www.yearoutgroup.org
Information on taking a year out in UK and overseas.
Your gap year Charities, volunteering & gap year shelves;
Subject & title Location & notes
Big opportunities in small businesses: graduates in SMEs Streamed video online (campus only)
CareerPlayer
http://www.careerplayer.com
Careers video library containing information on industries, job roles, employers and tips and advice on career choice, job search and selection topics.
Directory of charities, volunteering & gap year opportunities Charities, volunteering & gap year files;
Available online
Engineering opportunities Occupational files T
Erasmus+
http://www.erasmusplus.org.uk
EU funded programme to help young people, students and adults to gain experience and skills by studying, training or volunteering abroad.
Campus contact: International Relations Office, Mobility Office in 6W, email erasmus@bath.ac.uk.
Finding work: a job searching and work preparation handbook for employment professionals and people with autism, including Asperger syndrome Equality & diversity shelves
Finding work experience (Careers Service publication) PDF file - 314 kb

Work experience files
Finding your own placement (Careers Service publication) PDF file - 53 kb
Work experience files
Future fit: preparing graduates for the world of work
http://www.agcas.org.uk/assets/
download?file=941&parent=383
Report from the CBI and Universities UK which 'highlights good practice by employers and universities in helping students in higher education develop employability skills that will equip them for their working lives'. Useful for identifying the skills and experience employers look for.
GOV.UK: Employment rights for interns
https://www.gov.uk/employment-rights-for-interns
Information on your rights.
GOV.UK: Making internships work - an intern's guide Short guide which sets out the definitions and characteristics of a good internship, with some useful tips. 
GOV.UK: National minimum wage
https://www.gov.uk/your-right-to-minimum-wage
Including information on rates and who is entitled to receive National Minimum Wage.
Graduate jobs formula: how to land your dream career Skills shelves
Graduate Success
http://www.graduate-success.org.uk
Graduate Success is a project exploring how graduates from a range of backgrounds make the transition to the job market. The website contains advice and numerous case studies.
Graduate talent pool
https://graduatetalentpoolsearch.direct.gov.uk/gtp/
The Graduate Talent Pool is a government-funded initiative designed to connect graduates with SMEs across private, public and voluntary sectors that offer internship opportunities.
Search for roles by keyword, subject and location as well as register for job alerts when new opportunities match your preferences. All internship vacancies are vetted to make sure they adhere to national minimum wage legislation.
How to become a clinical psychologist: getting a foot in the door With occupational files C
Internships that work: a guide for employers
http://www.cipd.co.uk/publicpolicy/_internships-that-work.htm
Written by the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). Useful for checking what you should be able to expect from your employer whilst completing an internship.
Journey to work: from a degree to a graduate job Includes seven student journey case studies and seven employability guides videos.
Streamed video online (campus only)
Managing your placement: a skills-based approach Work experience shelves
National minimum wage: work experience and internships
https://www.gov.uk/national-minimum-wage-work-experience-and-internships
Clear guidance on entitlement to NMW, including case studies.
Next steps: options after a bioscience degree
https://www.rsb.org.uk/images/Next_Steps_Booklet_v2.pdf
Online PDF leaflet prepared by the Society for Experimental Biology. Covers job seeking strategies, work experience, importance of skills, postgraduate study opportunities, making applications and interviews.
Prospects Student Career Guide http://www.prospects.ac.uk/careerguide Work experience shelves. Contains a section on employability.
Step: nurturing talent
http://www.step.org.uk
Project-based work placements for students and graduates.
Student's guide to the top undergraduate employers Work experience shelves;
See also ratemyplacement.co.uk.
Studying Economics
http://www.studyingeconomics.ac.uk/
Site includes sections on work experience and options after your degree.
TARGETjobs internships Work experience shelves;
See also www.targetjobs.co.uk/internships
TARGETjobs law: vacation schemes and mini-pupillages Occupational files K1;
See also targetjobslaw.co.uk
Trade Union Congress (TUC): Rights for interns
http://www.rightsforinterns.org.uk
Information on your rights as an intern.
University of Bath careers guide Skills file 10: career choice and development;
Digital version available (Bath only)
Work placements: a guide to getting physics-based work experience Work experience shelves
Work your way around the world Work experience shelves
Year in industry
http://www.etrust.org.uk/the-year-in-industry
Provides paid, degree relevant work placements before or during university.
Subject & title Location & notes
Directory of charities, volunteering & gap year opportunities Charities, volunteering & gap year files;
Available online
Finding work experience (Careers Service publication) PDF file - 314 kb

Work experience files
Summer jobs worldwide Work experience shelves
Subject & title Location & notes
Career Volunteer
http://www.careervolunteer.co.uk
Help to recruit trustees and skilled volunteers for charities and social enterprises. List volunteer opportunities on their website.
DEVELOP & Community Support
http://wearedevelop.org.uk/
Organisation working with local voluntary organisations and community groups. Includes a voluntary and community jobs page.
Directory of charities, volunteering & gap year opportunities Charities, volunteering & gap year files;
Available online
Do-it
http://www.do-it.org
Database of volunteering opportunities in the UK. Site also includes general information about volunteering.
Erasmus+
http://www.erasmusplus.org.uk
EU funded programme to help young people, students and adults to gain experience and skills by studying, training or volunteering abroad.
Campus contact: International Relations Office, Mobility Office in 6W, email erasmus@bath.ac.uk.
Ethical volunteering
http://www.ethicalvolunteering.org
Site offers advice & information for people who are interested in international volunteering and want to make sure that what they do is of value to themselves and the people they work with.
forum3
http://powered.jobsgopublic.com/forum3
Jobs, news, events and networking for the charity and not-for-profit sector.
Go Overseas
http://www.gooverseas.com
Reviews from past participants of gap year, internship, volunteer and study abroad programmes.
GOV.UK: Employment rights for interns
https://www.gov.uk/employment-rights-for-interns
Information on your rights.
GOV.UK: National minimum wage
https://www.gov.uk/your-right-to-minimum-wage
Including information on rates and who is entitled to receive National Minimum Wage.
Green volunteers: the world guide to voluntary work in nature conservation With occupational files R
Idealist.org
http://www.idealist.org
Search for international volunteer opportunities and jobs and internships in the non-profit sector.
International development directory Charities and voluntary sector shelves
Journey to work: from a degree to a graduate job Includes seven student journey case studies and seven employability guides videos.
Streamed video online (campus only)
Prospects.ac.uk charity and voluntary work
http://www.prospects.ac.uk/types_of_jobs_charity_voluntary_work.htm
Explore types of jobs in this sector.
RedR
http://www.redr.org.uk
Help to find suitable placements for individuals wishing to offer their services to humanitarian programmes.
Short term service directory Charities and voluntary sector shelves;
See also http://www.christianvocations.org.
Summer jobs worldwide Work experience shelves
Step Together volunteering
http://www.step-together.org.uk/
Previously known as Worldwide Volunteering, Step provides volunteering opportunities to work with vulnerable and disadvantaged adults in the UK.
Trade Union Congress (TUC): Rights for interns
http://www.rightsforinterns.org.uk
Information on your rights as an intern.
UNV online volunteering
http://www.onlinevolunteering.org
Service provided by the United Nations Volunteers programme. Offers individuals around the world a way to engage in development initiatives via the Internet.
Volunteer Centre, Bath & North East Somerset
http://www.vol-centre.org.uk
Support individuals wanting to volunteer and advertise opportunities to volunteer in the local area. The Centre is located in Bath Central Library in the Podium.
Volunteer for development Charities and voluntary sector shelves
Volunteering England
http://www.volunteering.org.uk
This site will help you locate volunteer bureaux all over England.
Volunteer World https://www.volunteerworld.com/ A searchable platform that connects volunteers and social projects on a global scale.
Working for a better world: your guide to careers in the charity sector Charities and voluntary sector shelves;
Loan copy available
World Association of Non-Governmental Organizations (WANGO)
http://www.wango.org
Includes the Wordwide NGO Directory.
World Service Enquiry: international development jobs and volunteer information
http://www.wse.org.uk
UK charity that provides information and career advice to people who want to volunteer or work in international development and aid.
See also Charities and voluntary sector shelves and Occupational Files N1 -