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Work Placements: Nottingham Trent University - Various Placements

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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 - 17.06.17  /  31.07.17 - 04.08.17 


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.


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.*


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.*


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-(This placement is already full from the 20.03.17 - 24.03.17)

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 -(this placement is already full from the 24.04.2017 - 28.04.2017)

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 

Please note - Placements are open to all students at Vision West Nottinghamshire College, this may result into the placement being allocated; we do advise all students interested in the placement to speak with the employer in the first instance to check that the placement is still available.

Step 1 - Once you have a confirmed offer, in order to proceed with the work placement you will need to complete the work placement application form on Pro Portal, the form can be found under miscellaneous. (An accurate start and approximate end dates MUST be entered)

Step 2 - Your tutor will be asked to authorise your placement once you have fully completed your application form (remember to SAVE).

Step 3 - Once authorised, the work placement team will ensure the health and safety documentation for your placement is in place.

Step 4 - The work placement team will then send you, your tutor and the employer an email to confirm your work placement is ‘ Ready to Go’.

Step 5 – Collect a Progress Passport which you must complete on placement and ask your supervisor to sign off your hours and provide feedback on the last pages.

Step 6 – To check the status of your application, look at the note section at the bottom of your application form.

A parental consent form must also be signed and passed to your tutor before you go on placement.

If you have questions or need any support ringing an employer or completing your application, simply email or call into Room 218 at Derby Road.

We encourage you to secure your work placement as soon as possible. The deadline to have a placement agreed is Friday 8 Dec 2017.

Good luck and remember to ask your employer on completing your placement if you can add them as a new reference on your CV!

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