Stand out…

with work experience in China through the British Council Generation UK – China programme! Whether you’re an undergraduate or recent graduate wanting to get on the career ladder, spend two months in 2018 as an intern in an industry of your choice. Choose from six locations and over 15 different industry sectors – business, engineering, law, marketing, design etc.

Funding covers all internship placement fees, accommodation, comprehensive travel insurance, business and cultural activities, as well as your airport pick-up and dedicated support throughout your placement.  Find out more about the programme and how you can apply.

Deadline for applications: 14 January 2018 at 23:59 PM (BST).

Find out about other opportunities to work or study abroad through Study Work Create.

IAESTE work placements

Kick-start your career with an IAESTE paid industry placement lasting from 6-52 weeks in one of 80 countries worldwide – open to full-time undergraduate students in their second year or above and working towards a science, engineering, technology or applied arts degree.  You could find yourself working on anything from cutting edge electronics in Japan, to earthquake detection technology in Colombia.  Find out more and apply by 12:00pm mid-day, Thursday 7 December 2017.

Economist or statistician? Fellowship?

The ODI Fellowship Scheme sends young postgraduate economists and, as of 2014, statisticians to work in the public sectors of developing countries in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean and the Pacific on two-year contracts since 1963.  The Scheme provides an excellent opportunity to develop skills and gain experience working within a developing country’s government and is open to candidates of all nationalities.

Essential criteria:

  • degree in economics, statistics or a related field
  • postgraduate degree qualification (Note: If you studying for a postgraduate degree at the time of application, the award of a Fellowship will be conditional upon the successful completion of your degree.)
  • ability to commit to a two-year assignment

Apply before 1 December 2017 for a chance to be part of the ODI Fellowship Scheme, which is open to candidates of all nationalities.

China calling

InternChina_oct17Are you looking for an internship and like the thought of China as a destination?  The good news is that the University will provide a travel bursary for L1 and L2 students to get there. However, the program is open to all students.

Find out more about the InternChina program.

  • Get an insight into modern China
  • Gain valuable work experience
  • Learning Mandarin Chinese, and
  • Discover traditional Chinese culture.

Also check out the Generation UK – China programme in partnership with the British Council who offer several other programs for working and studying abroad.

Daiwa Scholarships

tokyo-towerSpend 19 months of language study, work placement and homestay in Japan, giving you the framework to acquire Japanese language skills and access expertise and knowledge relevant to your career goals.  You will also be able to network with decision-makers in your field.   The Scholarship covers tuition costs and living expenses.

You must be:

  • a British citizen
  • a graduate or due to graduate

Apply by Thursday 7 December 2017.  You can find full information and apply at

Jobs or internship at home or internationally?

goinglobal_aug17GoinGlobal is a career and employment resource for jobs and internships and abroad, including study abroad pre-departure information. To help you get the most out of GoinGlobal you can attend an online training webinar by registering at Student Training Registration:

  • 7, 13, 21 September 2017
  • 10, 18, 24 October 2017

The GoinGlobal homepage gives dates of future sessions.

You can:

  • View GoinGlobal on any mobile device with a new responsive site design
  • Receive instant updates on new job listings and internship opportunities matching your search criteria if you set up a Personal Account. A “My GoinGlobal” account also provides a customised career experience, allowing you to bookmark and save content and resources of interest.
  • Experience GoinGlobal in more than 50 languages with an automatic translation feature

Please join us for an upcoming training session to learn how GoinGlobal can fast track your career goals.

Celebrate your success

success_coffeeHave you studied in the UK in the last 15 years, and are now living outside the UK and doing great things?

Write about your achievements and enter the British Council Alumni Awards – closing date for entries is 2 October 2017.   Find out more and enter…