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Work Placement - Nottingham Trent University (A-Levels)

Job description

The NTU Work Inspiration Scheme offers students high quality, meaningful work experience placements.

Please note these placements are open to all students in and around Nottinghamshire which means they are very competitive so please apply as soon as possible with a selection of available dates that you would be able to attend


Below are the available work placement opportunities available at Nottingham Trent University for A-Levels


Astronomy and Science Outreach Assistant (Clifton Campus)

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.


Information Assistant (Libraries) (City & Clifton Campus)

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 Assistant – International Development Office (IDO) (City Campus)

Supporting the International Marketing Team I their delivery of international marketing. Particularly focusing on researching competitor universities and the differences and similarities in their online marketing approach. This week will be presented to the IDO team during the week. In addition, supporting the team by creating a student profile working with an international student at NTU, writing and editing this profile for an international audience. During the placement, you will gain experience working in an office environment and dealing with administrative tasks. You will work as part of an enthusiastic team and also work on tasks independently. You will use Power Point, Word or similar to capture and present your work.

Please note this placement is only available from January 2018 onwards


Nottingham Law School Legal Advice Centre, Administrative Assistant (City Campus)

During this placement, you will spend half the time with the Nottingham Law School Legal Advice Centre, and half with the Law School Administration team. 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, photocopying, diary management, general clerical and admin duties, telephone enquiries and incoming mail delivery. The object is to offer those interested in a career in Law or Higher Education Administration an insight into what that involves.


Occupational Health, Safety and Wellbeing (City Campus)

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 opportunities to undertake a short workplace project that will involve taking noise measurements, recording results and then sing 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.


Physics Assistant (Clifton Campus)

Details on this placement are still TBC.


SCCO Administration and Events Assistant

Nottingham Trent University offers a range of programmes for schools and colleges, to help high achieving pupils from disadvantaged background access and succeed at university. Schools, Colleges and Community Outreach (SCCO) coordinate these programmes. During a placement with SCCO, you will be given an overview of all the different teams within the departments, and will gain experience working in a busy and dynamic environment. You will chose from one of the specific functional areas and will spend the majority of time based within that team.

SCCO Administration and Events Assistant - Progression Team (City Campus)

This team has many functions, providing you with an exciting and varied experience! You’ll get an insight into the coordination and delivery of NTU’s Welcome Week (Fresher’s Week) and Winter Welcome. You’ll also learn about 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.

SCCO Administration and Events Assistant – Outreach & Schools Liaison (City Campus)

This team specialises in hands on events and activities designed 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 paces 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.

SCCO Administration and Events Assistant – Volunteering & Students in Classrooms (City Campus)

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 Classroom team provide you with the opportunity to assist with tasks such as project/event planning and social media. Ideal for anyone thinking about a career in the voluntary sector, teaching, events/project management or wanting to develop their organisation and communication skills.


  • Apply by: 30/06/2019
  • Company: Nottingham Trent University
  • Pay: N/A
  • Working times/day: TBA
  • Location: City Campus - Shakespeare Street, NG1 4FQ / Clifton Campus - Clifton Lane, NG11 8NS
  • Job type: Work placements
  • Job sector: A-levels
  • Employers reference: EXTNTUA
  • Listing date: 04/10/2018

How to apply

To apply for this vacancy, please visit the work placement team (Room 103, Derby Road), or email your interest. 


Please note - Placements are open to all students at Vision West Nottinghamshire College, this may result into the placement being allocated; the work placement team will be able to let you know if this placement has been fully allocated.

Once your work placement has been confirmed, and start & end dates have been agreed with your employer. Please follow the steps below in order to process you work placement application.

Step 1 - Complete the work placement application form on the work placement connect app, or complete a self-placement form, the form can be found here. This will advise the work placement team you have a confirmed work placement.

Step 2 - The work placement team will seek authorisation confirmation from your progress mentor, and then the health and safety documentation will be completed for you to start your placement.

Step 3 - The work placement team will then send you, your progress mentor and the employer an email to confirm your work placement is ‘ Ready to Go’. You MUST NOT START YOUR WORK PLACEMENT, until you have received the confirmation email.

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

If you have questions or need any support with your work placement applications, please email or call into Room 103 at Derby Road or see your Employability and Work Placement Coordinator at Station Park, Engineering Innovation Centre or Create.

We encourage you to secure your work placement as soon as possible. The deadline to have a placement agreed is Friday 14th Dec 2018.

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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