While university itself can be a daunting experience, many may already be worrying about what comes after as they leave education and enter unknown territory…the workplace! Fears about getting a job are no different or arguably even more so when it comes to the creative industries. Particularly among those from lower socioeconomic and minority backgrounds, … Continue reading Business of the Creative Industries – Industry links
Hi, I’m Vinnie, I study Social and Political Sciences, and I did a Year in Industry. I would love to tell you about my work placement, and whether you should consider doing a Year in Industry. A Careers and Placements ‘Year in Industry’ is available to everyone. In my blog, I discuss motives for doing a Year in Industry, my experiences, what I think you can learn, my assessment of the experience overall and what I gained. I present a personal perspective which intends to leave you considering whether you should do a Year in Industry. But further, its about taking control of your university journey and learning more about who you are, and who you would like to become… whilst being paid. Enjoy.
I have now completed my 12-month placement experience as part of the uplands research team at the Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust. In that time, I have worked with some amazing people, had lots of practical fieldwork experience and spent a year living in what must be one of the most beautiful areas of the … Continue reading My placement experience: highlights and reflections
I am now nearly three-quarters of the way through my year in industry placement with the Uplands Research Team at the Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust. It has been a wonderful experience so far; I have learnt a lot about working in a research environment and developed plenty of useful skills. Technical Skills Throughout the placement I have learned lots of new practical skills … Continue reading My Year in Industry: Developing Skills and Strengths
It is hard to believe it has been over three months since I started my year in industry placement with the Game and Wildlife Conservation Trust’s Upland Research team. I have learnt a lot and had so many great experiences. Make no mistake, the last three months have been hard, and definitely not quite what … Continue reading My Year in Industry: Expectations and Reality
Decisions, Decisions I knew I wanted to do a year in industry even before I had chosen to study at York. Hearing about the opportunity at various open days, I knew it would be good for me and would boost my rather low confidence before leaving university. I became even more certain of this partway … Continue reading My Year in Industry: First Steps – Getting a placement
The process of getting a placement can be really tough. There can be more stages of an application process than you thought were possible and it’s often your first ‘real’ work-related rejections. However, I can tell you first-hand that the bumps in the road along the way will be worth it. My placement year so … Continue reading A Pfantastic Year! Highlights and Learnings of My Placement Year at Pfizer
Hi everyone! My name is Chloe and I am a Biochemistry undergraduate student. I’ve spent my year in industry at AstraZeneca within the Oncology department specialising in treatments for lung cancer. Getting started I was very shocked when I received my offer from AstraZeneca. Although I was excited about such a great opportunity, I was … Continue reading My Year in Industry at AstraZeneca!
The range of content With an SPS degree you’ll be studying across three different departments, so naturally the breadth of subjects you cover is super broad. The course gives you a basic grounding in each of three disciplines in your first year, offering you an introduction to politics, sociology and social policy. You will then … Continue reading Things to look forward to about Social and Political Sciences (SPS) at York
I’m Laura, and I’m spending my Third Year on a general management placement at Aldi. It’s a twelve-month placement, split into two main areas; store time and head office. Working in store gives you the opportunity to learn how to lead and manage a successful team. In head office you develop your understanding of key … Continue reading Learning to lead a successful team