Work Placements: Nottingham Trent University - Various Placements
Work Experience Placements at Nottingham Trent University
Below are some examples of the types of placement areas that they are likely to offer:
Animal Unit Assistant (Brackenhurst Campus) - Southwell
Assisting in the day to day running of the Animal Unit, you will gain an understanding of the role and responsibilities of an Animal Technician. The principal duties and responsibilities will include cleaning out, handling, feeding and all other related animal unit activities under direct supervision of the Animal Unit Manager or a delegated full time Animal Technician. You will also shadow the Animal Unit Manager or delegated Animal Technician in their daily work to observe their role and responsibilities
*This placement is already full on the following dates: 27.03.17 - 31.03.17 / 08.05.17 - 12.05.17 / 12.06.17 - 16.06.17.*
Astronomy and Science Outreach Assisstant (Clifton Campus) – Nottingham
Opportunities are available for you to carry out activities linked to academic courses such as astronomy. You could expect to gain experience in working in the Observatory and taking part in observation, analysing astronomical data, undertaking lab work, designing practical astronomy and science activities for use in schools, organising and presenting activities to school groups, preparation of equipment and materials and administrative and lab based work.
*Please note this placement is not available during Nottinghamshire school holidays.*
**This placement is only available on the following dates: 27.03.17 – 31.03.17 / 08.05.17 – 12.05.17 / 12.06.17 – 16.06.17**
Catering – Kitchen Assistant (City and Clifton Campus) – Nottingham
You will be actively involved in the production of food for students, staff, visitors and conference delegates. They will be working in all sections of the kitchen to enhance skills and gain knowledge of the daily operation in a diverse and busy kitchen establishment, including health and safety, food safety and hygiene procedures.
*One Placement is available in June/July – Please suggest your date(s).*
Catering – Hospitality Assistant (City Campus) – Nottingham
You will gain experience in delivered catering service and Nottingham Conference Centre events. Enhancing skills in table and buffet service, drinks delivery and service, customer care, event preparation and set-up. This will include health and safety, food safety and hygiene procedures.
Catering – Retail Operations (City Campus) – Nottingham
You will work within the retail team, gaining knowledge and experience within the range of retail outlets within Nottingham Trent University. With an emphasis on customer service skills, there will be opportunities to work with our till system and a variety of food and drink products. The placements will also allow an insight into the importance of health and safety, food safety and hygiene procedures.
*This placement is only available on the following date: 20.03.17 – 24.03.17.*
Centre for Broadcast Journalism (CBJ) (City Campus) – Nottingham
CBJ supports NTU’s broadcasting journalism students in the areas of TV, radio and online production. A work experience student in this area will be involved in:
Technical engineering relating to broadcasting and online web creation,
assisting broadcast engineers with TV, radio, studio and online production.
Gaining an overview of TV production, assisting with repairs and maintenance of equipment. Dealing with broadcast IT infrastructure and providing day to day support to students on the broadcasting journalism course.
*This placement is already full on the following dates: 06.02.17 – 10.02.17 / 24.04.17 – 28.04.17.*
Centre for professional Learning and Development Assistant (City Campus) – Nottingham
During a placement with the Centre for Professional Learning and Development (CPLD), students will co-ordinate the provision of national vocational qualifications within NTU, develop resources for use in training events, prepare materials and evaluate the effectiveness of activities and events. They will also experience working in an office environment and dealing with administrative tasks as part of an enthusiastic team, along with working on tasks independently using Microsoft Office packages and bespoke software installed within the University IT systems.
Employability Team (Student Facing) Administrative Assistant (City Campus) – Nottingham
You working with the Employability Team will be able to experience what it is like behind the scenes supporting university students with career guidance and helping them to find placements as part of their degree / graduate positions upon graduation.
You will be attending meetings, developing resources for use by students and preparing materials. You will also be able to see CV and application advice given to students and shadow at meetings with students to give employment and application advice. Students may have opportunity to travel to our other Employment Centres at Clifton and Brackenhurst Campuses as part of their work experience.
*This placement is only available in June 2017.*
Environment Team – Sustainable Transport Assistant
Students working within the Sustainable Transport Team will learn about the principles of transport engineering, and travel planning for large organisations. They will gain knowledge about the management of a sector leading sustainable transportation project (Ucycle/Bike Factory), as well as management of a large bicycle workshop and general bike maintenance. Students will also have the opportunity to learn about marketing and communications within the sustainable transportation sector.
Equestrian Centre Technician (Brackenhurst Campus) – Nottingham
You will be assisting in the day to day running of the Equestrian Unit to gain an understanding of the role and responsibilities of an Equine Technician. The principal duties and responsibilities include mucking out, grooming, tacking up, rugging up, tack cleaning, filling hay nets and feeding and all other related yard activities under direct supervision of the Yard Manager or a delegated full time Equine Technician. You will also be able to shadow the Yard Manager or delegated Equine Technician in their daily work to observe their role and responsibilities.
*This placement is already full on the following dates: 20.03.17 – 24.03.17.*
Information Assistant (Libraries) (City & Clifton Campus) – Nottingham
You will receive an overview of the work of an academic library. There will be an opportunity to gain experience in customer service, graphics, communications and information technology and to talk to senior staff about their role within Libraries and Learning Resources.
Marketing Administrator (City Campus) – Nottingham
You will have responsibility for the development, organisation and provision of administrative functions, working with a wide range of staff within the Network for Languages Team. You will liaise with external stakeholders and internal staff to book car parking and IT provision, organise purchasing, take event bookings and create signing in sheets, feedback forms and handouts, and help prepare for events. They will also update internal software with contacts and marketing activities, and act as the first point of contact for enquiries related to the project. There may also be the opportunity to manage web presence, ensure the project website is kept up-to-date with news and events, and create eBulletins for distribution.
*Can only offer a one day placement, not a full week.*
Nottingham Language Centre (City Campus) - Nottingham
During a placement with Network for Languages East Midlands and the School of Arts and Humanities you will be attending project planning meetings, developing resources for use for schools at all levels (primary through to post 16), preparing materials, making arrangements and ordering resources for activities and events. They will also help to coordinate activities on the NTU campuses, work on international projects and with student focus groups related to research on intercultural communications in Europe or to the school’s international partnerships and enhancing the international experience for students.
*Can only offer a one day placement, not a full week.*
Nottingham Business School, Administrative Assistant (City Campus) – Nottingham
During a placement with Nottingham Business School (NBS), you will provide administrative support to a team within the department; this may include some or all of the following: reception duties, filing, data entry, photo copying, diary management, general clerical and admin duties, telephone enquiries and incoming mail delivery. The object is to offer those interested in a career in Business, or Higher Education Administration an insight into what that involves. This placement is also ideal for those hoping to study Business at University.
*This placement is only available on the following date: 24.04.17 – 28.04.17.*
Occupational Health, Safety and Wellbeing (City Campus) – Nottingham
During a placement with the Occupational Health and Safety Team, you can expect to gain both an understanding and practical experience of working in a diverse environment, including workshops, offices and external environments, understanding how work activities can both enhance the wellbeing of staff and harm them if risks are not properly managed, learn how effective management of risks can add-value to an organisation, using instruments to measure hazard exposure within a work environment.
The placement will offer the opportunity to undertake a short workplace project that will involve taking noise measurements, recording results and then using Microsoft Office to create a database of the results obtained. Finally there will be an opportunity to provide a short briefing to management of the findings.
*One placement is available in June/July – Please suggest your date(s).*
SCCO Administration and Events Assistant (City Campus) – Nottingham
Nottingham Trent University offers a range of programmes for schools and colleges, to help high achieving pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds access and succeed at university. These programmes are Coordinated by Schools, Colleges and Community Outreach (SCCO).
During a placement with SCCO, you will be given an overview of all the different teams within the department, and will gain experience working in a busy and dynamic environment. You will choose from one of the specific functional areas below, and will spend the majority of their time based within that team.
Please choose your specific area of interest from one of the following:
Data, Research and Communication (DRC) Team: You will get experience of business and engagement meetings, social media platforms and campaigns, data and research projects and access to their subject area of interest – possibly attending a lecture/tour of department/meet academics/School staff.
Progression Team: This team has many functions, providing pupils with an exciting and varied experience! It is responsible for the coordination and delivery of NTU’s Welcome Week (Fresher’s Week) and Winter Welcome. It also manages Children’s University, Work Experience, Video & Media production & the NTU Progression Scheme which is a programme of opportunities designed for local young people aged 14-19, that offers support and guidance on their educational journey. This placement is ideal for anyone thinking about a career in Higher Education Project Management.
Outreach & Schools Liaison: This team specialises in hands on events and activities designed to help young people aged 9 to 18 years find out about University and Higher Education. You will be involved in supporting the running of our fast paced and varied outreach events and activities, either on campus, or out in local schools/colleges with our NTU Student Ambassadors. Previous work experience students have taken part in activities such as project planning, designing activity resources and event presentation and delivery - ideal for anyone thinking about a career in the education sector, events management or wanting to develop their organisation and communication skills.
Volunteering & Students in Classrooms. As part of its work in the local community, the department offers volunteering initiatives for both staff & students – including opportunities to volunteer abroad. Tasks will include researching and supporting student led voluntary projects, meeting with Charity and Community organisations and helping plan and run volunteer events.
The Students in Classrooms team provide students with the opportunity to gain a realistic insight into working in local schools, colleges and academies as a Mentor or Associate.
You will gain insight into these schemes, and have the opportunity to assist with tasks such as project/event planning and social media. Ideal for anyone thinking about a career in the voluntary or education sector, teaching, events/project management or wanting to develop their organisation and communication skills.
Student Support Services Administrative Assistant (City Campus) – Nottingham
During a placement with Student Support Services (SSS) you can expect to gain experience in developing resources for students, preparing materials, making arrangements and ordering resources for activities and events, helping to deliver activities to students on campus and administrative work including filing, scanning, maintaining equipment and archiving.
- Apply by: 30/07/2017
- Company: Nottingham Trent University
- Pay: N/A
- Working times/day: TBC
- Location: City Campus - Nottingham Trent
- Job type: Work placements
- Job sector: A-levels
- Employers reference: WP-NTU
- Listing date: 01/12/2016
How to apply
Students who are not on NTU Progression will be eligible to apply from 30 October 2016 onwards, in the usual way.
To apply and recieve an application form for these vacancies you must email the Nottingham Trent University's work experience co-ordinator to discuss whether sutiable dates are avaliable for you to complete your work placement. Please contact on firstname.lastname@example.org
Once you have a confirmed offer, in order to proceed with the work placement you will need to download and complete the following ‘Student/Tutor’ Work Placement Application form. This form must be signed by your tutor.
You can drop off a completed application form to room 4a, Derby Road Campus (the Work Placement Office) or ask your tutor to post internally. Alternatively scan and email a completed application form to email@example.com.
A parental consent form must also be signed and passed to your tutor.
On receipt of your application form the Work Placement Team will ensure the health and safety documentation for your placement is in place. The Work Placement Team will contact you to confirm the placement is approved and ‘ready to go’.
If you need any support completing your application, simply email firstname.lastname@example.org
We encourage you to secure your work placement as soon as possible.