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Workplace Experiences are paid opportunities, designed to help the students and graduates of University of Chester to develop their skills and knowledge, in a real working environment, while building industry connections.

Being a Workplace Experience host is an ideal way for you to attract enthusiastic, highly-skilled employees from our talented pool of students and graduates, to help support your business to progress and thrive.

As a greater number of us are adapting to remote/virtual working, employers may also be able to reap the benefits of hosting a student or graduate through a remote/virtual Workplace Experience.  Where appropriate for the job role, we’re now able to offer eligible employers the opportunity to access funding to host a student or graduate in this way. 

Other benefits

  • Workplace Experiences can be recruited all year round, funding permitting, providing you with a pipeline of new talent and potential employees
  • Employing students and graduates can bring a fresh, innovative approach to your business and may help you to develop new ideas. Students and graduates can also bring knowledge of the latest techniques and technology from their studies, into your organisation
  • Students and graduates can help to ease the existing workload of your team, as well as providing mentoring opportunities to current employees within your business
  • You can design a project which will benefit your organisation, as well as providing valuable work experience for a student or graduate.

There are currently three live programmes:

  1. Inspiring Futures Scholarship Placements 
  2. Graduate Internships 
  3. Santander Scholarship Placements

Next Steps

Workplace Experiences are administered by the Employer Engagement Team, within Careers and Employability. 

Find out about available funding, eligibility criteria and ‘next steps’.

If you wish to offer a Workplace Experience, please contact the Employer Engagement Team: