At Canterbury Christ Church University you'll explore a subject you love, while building important skills for your future career.

Valuable work-related experience

All courses offer work-related experience (WRE) as part of your course and are designed to prepare you for work in industries related to your studies. WRE opportunities can include:

  • mini or short-term placements
  • live projects
  • industry-set briefs
  • or research.

You'll also be able to benefit from employability sessions as part of your course. These range from guest lectures, alumni visits, careers fairs and location-based field trips.

There are also plenty of other opportunities to gain valuable work experience outside your degree. Many of the teaching staff have strong connections with businesses and organisations, offering the possibility of gaining further work experience, internships or placements.

You may even be eligible for some financial support via our Work Experience Fund. Check out how Katie used hers below:

What support is available?

The Careers and Enterprise team can help you with questions about work, careers after graduation and further study.The team can help you:

  • develop your CV
  • cover letters
  • job applications
  • interview techniques
  • and lots more to help you get your foot on that job ladder.

They offer regular drop in advice sessions, weekly themed workshops and private career guidance appointments to ensure you have all the help you need to succeed.

Working around your studies

You can earn extra money while you study and build your CV by registering with our on-campus recruitment service Unitemps.

They are the go-to place for part-time and full-time jobs within the University as well as in the local area.

To see the type of jobs available, visit unitemps.com.

Volunteering

Our Careers and Enterprise team, along with the Students' Union, provide lots of volunteering opportunities both on campus and with local charities and clubs.

You can find out about how to start volunteering during your first week at University at the Freshers' Fayre, organised by the Students' Union. We also run weekly volunteer drop-ins, organise pop-ups with local charities, and promote volunteering opportunities at our regular employability events.

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volunteering days completed by students and staff from 2018-2019

I would recommend volunteering to any student, not only because it adds to your employability but because it can add depth to your life that you did not realise possible.

Bekah