Finding work experience in the UK

The Careers Centre has a variety of resources to help you search for work experience in the UK, some of which are exclusive to St Andrews students:

  • CareerConnect - search for internships
  • GoinGlobal - sign-in to this specialist website to search for internships in a wide variety of corporate, public and private organizations
  • Careers A-Z - work experience links for 50+ popular career areas
  • Using your degree - identify areas for possible future work experience and other types of extra curricular activities which can enhance your employability
  • Work experience case studiesread real life accounts of St Andrews students who have carried out work experience with a wide variety of organisations
  • Working in UK regions - links to UK recruitment sites (sources of possible vacation jobs for income) and business directories for employer searches, as well as accommodation in London
  • SAFERjobs - advice to help protect job seekers
  • Diversity and equality

Opportunities in St Andrews

Job Shop search for local, part-time and temporary work in St Andrews. 
St Andrews Summer Internship Scheme paid 4-6 week internships within different units of the University of St Andrews. Open to registered 2nd and 3rd year undergraduates (or 3rd and 4th years on five year degrees).

Work Shadowing Programme

organised by the Careers Centre, this scheme offers the opportunity to workshadow alumni, friends and staff of the university at their place of work

Santander sponsored paid internships

paid internships in a range of small-to-medium sized businesses

The Laidlaw scholarship programme in research and leadership

open to students on a St Andrews Honours programme (including UG Integrated Masters programmes) who, at the time of application, are in their antepenultimate year of study and whose final year of study will be based in St Andrews.

University of St Andrews Undergraduate Research Assistant Scheme

This scheme enables a number of undergraduate interns to work on academic research projects with university faculty members. These internships are available to undergraduate students only, in any year of their studies, including First Year.

University of St Andrews Student Ambassador Scheme Student Ambassadors play a crucial role in a wide range of key recruitment and outreach activities including visiting days and the varied widening participation and outreach programmes the University supports around Fife and the UK.
University of St Andrews Alternative Format Suite (AFS) with a volunteer base drawn from the University and local community, the AFS works with text; turning it into electronic, braille, and audio formats.
Volunteering at the University of St Andrews there are a number of volunteering opportunities available at the University of St Andrews, including The Students' Association, Student Voluntary Service, Transition St Andrews and Saints Sport volunteering.  Unpaid positions.
Fife Today  search for jobs in St Andrews and surrounding areas

Opportunities in Scotland

Work Shadowing Programme

organised by the Careers Centre, this scheme offers the opportunity to workshadow alumni, friends and staff of the university at their place of work

Santander sponsored paid internships paid internships in a range of small-to-medium sized businesses
Adopt an Intern Advertises paid work experience opportunities in Scotland. Read a number of case studies written by graduates (including ones from the University of St Andrews).
Bright Green Placements Offers three main programmes:
  • EPP places students within Scottish businesses to undertake projects with an environmental focus
  • Step Classic places undergraduate students in projects involving science, technology, engineering, maths and business
  • Graduate Step places recent graduates for 12-24 weeks to carry out specific projects on behalf of the host company
Santander sponsored paid summer internships

Paid summer internships in a range of small-to-medium sized businesses.

ScotGrad This programme allows students to gain up to 12 weeks paid work experience and to enhance their CVs by working in businesses and social enterprises in the Highlands and Islands of Scotland.

UK-wide

Employment4students search for the latest student jobs, part time jobs, temporary jobs and internships
Enternships provides opportunities to learn about business and enterprise through work placements in entrepreneurial and innovative environments, from start-ups to global venture funds around the world
Inside Careers search for internships, placements and insights
JobOnline Careers Group University of London JobOnline database (filter the results by internships)
Milkround.com search and apply for internships and work experience with top UK employers
Prospects advice on finding work experience and internships
TARGETjobs search for work experience on this comprehensive graduate careers website
Rate My Placement find undergraduate student placements, internships, work experience and insights
Santander sponsored paid internships paid internships in a range of small-to-medium sized businesses

Work Shadowing Programme

organised by the Careers Centre, this scheme offers the opportunity to workshadow alumni, friends and staff of the university at their place of work

Entrepreneurial Scotland - Saltire Programmes gives undergraduate students the chance to experience the working environment of highly successful firms or high growth entrepreneurial companies at home and abroad. Open to all students in their penultimate year of undergraduate study at a Scottish university.
GradCracker

for Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) students. GradCracker advertises summer internships (including 1st years), 6 month and year-long work placements, and graduate opportunities.

British Council Summer Internship Scheme internships for a 12-week period over the summer holidays
StudentJob online student job portal specialising in part-time/full time jobs, internships, graduate jobs and summer jobs
Student Ladder advertises placements and internships for 1st and 2nd year students
SummerJobs.co.uk summer jobs in the UK and abroad
magnet.me an online network that enables students and graduate employers to connect with each other in an easy, direct and personal way.