The Work Experience Fund

Could you benefit from the Work Experience Fund (WEF) 2017/18?

Are you looking for work experience, but finding it financially difficult to take up the opportunity you really want? You may be eligible to benefit from the Work Experience Fund!

The Employability and Skills team has a limited fund of up to £200 per student which is open to undergraduate students who meet the criteria shown within the WEF Terms and Conditions. We want to help you with the costs of undertaking career related work experience. This might be unpaid, or a low paid role or where there are additional travel costs associated with taking up the opportunity other than the usual cost of travel to University.

These funds can only be used to cover related travel costs incurred as a result of undertaking your work experience.

How to apply

1. Before completing the application form ensure that you have downloaded, read and understood the Work Experience Fund Terms and Conditions. This document outlines your responsibilities should you be awarded the funds. You should also read through the frequently asked questions.

2. You must then submit a completed Work Experience Fund Application Form and provide evidence of your eligibility and proof of the work experience opportunity that you will be undertaking. Include as much detail as possible in your application. All applications will be considered on an individual basis based on the information you provide in the application form.

3. All completed applications should be sent to with the following in the subject line 'Work Experience Fund Application'. We will then acknowledge receipt within three working days and aim to get back to you with a decision within seven working days. 

Please note: retrospective applications will not be considered



If you have already made use of the Work Experience Fund and found it helpful, get in touch and tell us more. We'd also love to hear about your work experience and how it helped in preparing you for your career after university. To get in touch, please contact



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Last edited: 06/07/2018 10:17:00