There are lots of terms used in Careers Connect to define our students or opportunities. Some of the key terms are defined below:
- Graduate – a student who has undertaken a bachelor’s degree (e.g. BA, BSc, BEd)
- Postgraduate – a student who has undertaken a masters or further study on top of their bachelor’s degree (e.g. MA, MSc, PGCE)
- Internship – a short-term paid position, usually taking place over the summer vacation, where a student works as part of your business, both fulfilling a business need and gaining skills through training
- Graduate internship - an internship which can be for a longer duration and outside of the summer period, to provide the intern with professional experience and the opportunity to develop skills related to working in a particular sector or profession
- Placement – a temporary position of up to one year, which forms part of a student’s degree (also known as a year in industry or sandwich year)
- Volunteering – an unpaid role where students provide a service for a charity
- Work Experience – an unpaid opportunity for students to gain experience of an industry, perhaps through job shadowing. The opportunity should not fulfil a business need
- Fee-paying Overseas Opportunity - work experience opportunities outside of the UK requiring a financial payment from students.
- Part-time job - a casual paid position that students can undertake alongside their studies
Please contact the Employer Relations Team on email@example.com for further information on advertising graduate vacancies.
For further information on Internships, placements, volunteering, freelance, work experience and part-time vacancies, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.