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Work Experience

Work Experience Programme

During 2009 and 2010 UCL Advances co-ordinated the UCL work experience programme where UCL graduates were placed for 6-8 week assignments within companies.

The programme was beneficial to businesses who wanted to benefit from access to UCL students and students who wanted to work in an entrepreneurial, SME and social ventures business.

After co-ordinating over 60 successful internships during the summer of 2009, UCL Advances received further funding for an additional work experience programme that began in March 2010.

The aim of the programme was to provide graduated UCL students with valuable work experience that enabled them to develop transferable skills and better equip them for the challenging labour market they were heading into. The graduates attended a three day boot camp, in which they were taught fundamental business practice by lecturers from UCL and London Business School, before being placed on an eight week assignment at a firm complimenting their academic studies and aspirations.

The Work Experience Programme ended in August 2010 and over 100 students were successfully placed.

Please contact advances@ucl.ac.uk for more information.

UCL Additions

UCL Additions is a social networking site that links UCL with businesses and entrepreneurs.  Businesses and entrepreneurs can post work experience and internship opportunites and identify potential candidates amongst students and graduates who have registered their interest in these types of opportunities.

So, whether you are a business or entrepreneur looking for an intern or a student or graduate looking for work experience opportunities, visit www.ucladditions.com and register now.

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UCL Advances are recruiting UCL volunteers for their new pilot project – Citrus Saturday. They will be working with Camden based Secondary schools, and are looking for UCL students to take the role of a mentor and supervisors of teams of school students who’ll be producing and selling their own lemonade. You do not need experience as training will be given – the main thing is that you have an interest in working with children, entrepreneurship, business coupled with confidence, commitment and drive!!!

You’ll need to be free on the 2nd of June for the Citrus Saturday info session. Also, on the 16th, 17th, 18th, 25th  of June and 2nd July (Citrus Saturday). If you don't already have a CRB (Criminal Record Bureau) check, you’ll also need to get one done through the Volunteering Services Unit.

This is a great chance to play a part in this exciting new entrepreneurial project. UCL Advances is the centre for entrepreneurship and business interaction at UCL – so it’ll also be a great name to have on your CV! We’ll also provide a reference for all volunteers.

If interested, please email your CV specifying whether you have a CRB check or not to i.koyi@ucl.ac.uk and t.barnes@ucl.ac.uk

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