Posted by: abbiegilligan | March 15, 2015

Need to get some work experience?

So I’ve just reached the end of my Newcastle Work Experience placement! It was 100 hours long, starting back in November and finishing mid March. Waking up at 6:30am to commute to North Tyneside was definitely not my favourite thing, but getting a taste of an area I’m interested in and developing my skills made it worthwhile. Not to mention, earning while learning (£700)! I’d do it all over again!

Today’s job market is this vicious cycle where in order to get experience you need experience, proving difficult to really get started. Newcastle Work Experience is a great way to complete a placement during term time and in Newcastle/the North East, so no need to go too far afield! Developing skills in the workplace whilst still studying for my degree has really helped me understand the direction I want to be heading in post-graduation.

NWE placements for summer are available on the universities “Vacancies Online” portal with more being added everyday. The experience is great, and the money’s not too bad either…

Apply today, I couldn’t recommend it enough!


  1. Glad you enjoyed it Abbie! Any of our students thinking of doing Newcastle Work experience can find out more here –

  2. Handy hint: if you are planning a much-needed holiday this summer, don’t assume you won’t be able to take part in Newcastle Work Experience. The project hours might be negotiable if you are the right person for the role.

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