The Work Experience Fund 2018/19

The Work Experience Fund for 2018/19 has now closed. Please check back in the new academic year for information on 2019/20

If your work experience is in an unpaid or low paid role, or has additional costs associated with taking up the opportunity, which would make it difficult for you to take the opportunity without financial assistance, we have two bursaries available to help

The Employability and Skills team has a limited fund which is open to all qualifying students. For qualifying criteria please see the  Work Experience Fund Terms and Conditions. 

There are two bursaries available:

  • Travel Bursary - for assistance with travel costs (individual applications only).
  • Career Start Bursary – for all other costs associated with the work experience including potential money to test a business idea. Examples of possible uses for the Career Start Bursary include costs for buying suitable work wear, ad hoc child care, specialist software and money to attend a conference etc.(Individual and group applications welcome).

Full details of what the bursaries can be used for can be found in the WEF Terms & Conditions and FAQs

Note: In order for us to process your application, you must be registered on The CORE.

Be sure to check out the Work Experience Fund Frequently asked Questions here.

If you require any help with your application, you can visit: 
The CORE drop-in desk in Augustine House, open Monday-Friday, 1-5pm


If you have already made use of the Work Experience Fund and found it helpful, please get in touch and tell us more. We'd also love to hear about your work experience and how it helped in preparing you for your career after university. To get in touch, please contact



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Last edited: 31/07/2019 11:34:00