The Work Experience Fund 2018/19

Applications for the Work Experience Fund (WEF) 2018/19 are currently closed.

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 which is open to 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 costs associated with taking up the opportunity other than the usual cost of travel to University. These funds can only be used to cover costs incurred as a result of undertaking your work experience.

Note: In order for us to process your application, you must be registered on The CORE.

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 what the criteria are for applicants, the work expertience opportunity, and your responsibilities, should you be awarded the funds. The frequently asked questions cover topics that may not be covered in the Terms and Conditions.

2. 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. We will then acknowledge receipt or your application form or question within three working days and aim to get back to you with a decision within seven working days. If you have any questions please direct them to



If you have already made use of the Work Experience Fund and found it helpful, please 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: 17/09/2018 13:30:00