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Find Your Physics Career

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Find Your Physics Career

Work experience is a stepping stone to your future, it provides the opportunity to test out career options and build work place skills. Within a competitive job market, work experience can be essential in securing a job.

We help you gain new skills and knowledge through placements, internships and research projects.

Find out your options below.

Summer Internships

What can I do?

What are your plans for the summer? Sun, sleep and increasing boredom? If so, you could instead use your time to find out what might await you after your degree. Summer internships are a great way to gain new skills and experience, and to find out about opportunities in a range of sectors.

How do I do it?

A wide range of companies advertise summer internships throughout the year. Have a look at our jobs board and speak to your student advisor about identifying opportunities and making applications.

Who will help me?

Your student advisor will discuss work experience options with you and help you apply for placements and internships

Year in Industry

What can I do?

You can choose to spend a year working in a graduate-level role as part of your degree. You’ll apply your scientific knowledge to commercial problems, further develop your teamwork and communication skills, and get a taste of the freedom of a young professional. There’s no better way to prepare yourself for life after study.

How do I do it?

You can register for the Year in Industry programme at any point during the first year of your degree. You’ll take part in workshops and activities to prepare you for the year, and will receive expert tailored support from our advisory team.

Who will help me?

Your student advisor will discuss work experience options with you and help you apply for placements and internships

Graduate Jobs

What can I do?

There are a range of job roles open to physics graduates which involve a diverse set of skills and knowledge. They span sectors such as digital, manufacturing and engineering, teaching and even through to healthcare and medical.

How do I do it?

Graduate roles are available and advertised throughout the year. However larger companies tend to open up their graduate schemes from September. Speak to your student advisor about how to apply and connect with WRIPA to hear about vacancies for our students.

Who will help me?

Your student advisor will discuss the range of graduate roles available to you and will help you apply for jobs.